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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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halloween | virgin | principal | trick | hermit | See more »

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If you don't follow the rules tonight, you won't live to see tomorrow. See more »


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

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Several of the cast members have appeared in other productions based on Marvel Comics. Anna Paquin has played Rogue in all three "X-Men" movies. (X-Men (2000), X-Men 2 (2003) and X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)) Brian Cox also appeared in X-Men 2 (2003), playing William Stryker. Dylan Baker played Dr. Curt Connors aka "The Lizard" in both Spider-Man 2 (2004) and Spider-Man 3 (2007). Leslie Bibb played reporter Christine Everhart in Iron Man (2008). Moneca Delain appeared in Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007). And both Lauren Lee Smith and Quinn Lord have appeared in different episodes of Blade: The Series (2006) 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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Emma: [Sarcastically] This was a great idea honey. Really. It's just magical. It makes me wish every night was Halloween.
Henry: I'm sorry Em. Wait, wait, not yet.
Emma: What?
Henry: You're supposed to keep it lit.
Emma: Why?
Henry: Ancient tradition?
Emma: Henry, it's Halloween, not Hanukkah. Baby, I'm lit and you're lit.
Henry: But honey...
Emma: But our little friend here? His night's over.
[Blows out jack-o-lantern]
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References The Thing (1982) See more »

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Written by Allen Forrister, William Jason Grimmer, Matthew Lyons and Chad Mareels
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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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