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

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Trivia

The film had many title changes before filming began. Originally titled Season's Greetings (also the name of the short film), it was changed because it sounded too much like a Christmas film. Then it was called Halloween Terrors, Jack O' Lantern Tales, October the 31st, and Trick or Treat. The final title was kept but since there was already a movie of the same name out, they changed the spelling to Trick 'r Treat. See more »

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In the scene with the old man, when he loads the shot gun it makes the sound of a pump action shot gun when it is clearly a hammer action. See more »

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Laurie: *Fangs come out* My my. What big eyes you have.
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A true Halloween Classic!
29 September 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As a horror movie fan, I tend to be very critical of bad movies, sometimes misunderstanding independent fare as I hold these movies to higher standards. With that much said, this is the most enjoyable horror movie I've seen in a very long time! Rarely do I run out and buy something on Blu-ray after watching from a rental service, but this was one of those odd additions to my collection.

I'm not sure how something this good was shelved for so long, while Saw and Final Destination movies kept getting distribution.

Getting to the actual movie, it was scary,creepy, humorous, imaginative, and downright entertaining - everything a good horror movie should be. The Sam character is another instant classic, and I hope we see him again soon. The way the stories are told, and the way they are interwoven together was nothing short of genius. My favorite story is "Meet Sam" since it reminds me of an old Tales from the Darkside episode titled "Halloween Candy." But in general, all the stories are very good.

I can't say enough good things about this movie - even my wife - who hates horror movies admitted she enjoyed it. I hope we get a part 2 sometime soon...


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