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
You better watch out, I'm telling you why. Sam is coming to town...
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Did You Know?
The film was originally slated to be released in October 2007 for a Halloween release. Warner Bros., without explanation or reason, pulled the film from the schedule and no reschedule date was announced. One reason might have been that Saw IV
(2007) was slated for release around the same time and Warner Bros. did not want to compete against it in fears of a big opening against them. Another possible reason the film was buried by the studio was that it was possible fallout from the box office disappointment of Superman Returns
(2006), which was co-written by Trick 'r Treat writer/director Michael Dougherty
and both produced and directed by Bryan Singer
, whose production company produced this film. There was brief talk that the film would finally be released around Halloween 2008 and possibly early 2009 but neither release ever materialized. The film was finally released straight to DVD in October 2009. See more
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
Daddy! I'm back from Trick or Treating!
Billy- shh! Please, be quiet.
Because you'll bother the neighbors, now go watch 'Charlie Brown' and I'll be in in a minute.
Charlie Brown's an asshole!
Billy Wilkins! Language.
References The Thing
Written by 'Timothy Riley' (as Tim Riley), Raphael Saadiq
, Carl Wheeler and Dwayne P. Wiggins
(as Dwayne Wiggins)
Performed by Tony! Toni! Toné!
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises See more