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Trick 'r Treat (2007)

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Four interwoven stories that occur on Halloween: An everyday high school principal has a secret life as a serial killer; a college virgin might have just met the one guy for her; a group of teenagers pull a mean prank; a woman who loathes the night has to contend with her holiday-obsessed husband.

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Five interwoven stories that occur on the same block, on the same night. A couple finds what happens when they blow a jack o' lantern out before midnight, a high school principal has a secret life as a serial killer, a college virgin might have met the right guy for her, a group of mean teens play a prank that they take too far, and a hermit is visited by a special trick or treater. Written by Harrypotterfan639

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Poison, Drowning, Claw, Or Knife. So Many Ways To Take A Life. See more »

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Rated R for horror violence, some sexuality/nudity and language | See all certifications »

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The name of the character Sam is derived from Samhain, the ancient Celtic festival of the dead from which modern-day Halloween is derived. Despite having been portrayed as such in this film and several other works, Samhain is not a deity or other personage of ancient Celtic polytheism; it is only the name of the celebration. However, the idea of being either a deity or other personage dates back to at least the late first century, largely thanks to an Irish bishop named Cormac mac Cuilennàin and his book "Sanas Cormaic" (Irish Gaelic for "Cormac's Narrative"), which had identified Samhain as such. See more »

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At one scene the old man gets glass splinter in his hands, and are unable to hold the shotgun or close the door, but then as soon as the first attack is over the cuts on his hands suddenly disappear; he is now able to slam the window for help, grab the shotgun and perform shooting etcetera without any harm. See more »

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Mr. Kreeg: Who the hell is that? I've got an NRA membership in my pocket, and a shotgun over the fireplace, so get outta here before I...
Steven: It's me, Mr Kreeg. Steven, Steven Wilkins.
Mr. Kreeg: What in God's name are you doing down there Wilkins? Hiding Bodies?
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Steven: Nothing, the uh, septic tank is acting up.
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[Walks away]
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It;s Going To Be A Halloween Tradition
30 August 2009 | by (United Kingdom, Colchester.) – See all my reviews

I saw Trick 'r Treat last night as part of FRIGHTEST in Leicester Square, all I need to say is it had a round of applause at the end (which does'nt usually happen in the UK), and it wasn't down to the fact that Michael Dougherty was there!

I have seen thousands of horror films and T'r T is undoubtedly one of the best films I have ever seen.

From the moment it started I got the feeling I was going to like it, you can tell it had a fair amount of money chucked it's way, the set looks fantastic. This is going straight to DVD in October, with no theatrical run (it was made in 2007)...Unbelievable! From the acting to the effects to the direction - the whole thing is just masterful.

The film itself basically is set on Halloween, and a bunch of stories interweave into one in a very clever way, it is sort of like the CREEPSHOW films but each story is'nt standalone, they are all going on at the same time and come together at the end. I did'nt know to much when I went into it, and I think it's the best way because there are a bundle of great surprises littered throughout! It makes me wonder how a movie like Prom Night remake and the coulntless SAW films get a Theatrical Run and a film as awesome as this just gets shelved and disregarded.

A true masterpiece by any admission, and sure to be INSTANT CLASSIC!


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