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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Dylan Baker ... Steven

Rochelle Aytes ... Maria

Quinn Lord ... Sam / Peeping Tommy

Lauren Lee Smith ... Danielle

Moneca Delain ... Janet

Tahmoh Penikett ... Henry

Brett Kelly ... Charlie

Britt McKillip ... Macy
Isabelle Deluce ... Sara

Jean-Luc Bilodeau ... Schrader
Alberto Ghisi ... Chip

Samm Todd ... Rhonda

Anna Paquin ... Laurie

Brian Cox ... Mr. Kreeg

Leslie Bibb ... Emma
Connor Christopher Levins ... Billy (as Connor Levins)
James Willson ... Alex

Patrick Gilmore ... Bud The Cameraman

Troy Everett ... Bud's Assistant (as T-Roy Kozuki)

Barbara Kottmeier ... Centaur Girl
Derek McIver ... Centaur Guy

Matthew Kevin Anderson ... Clerk (as Matt Anderson)
Tatiana Anderson ... Lady Barbarian (as Tatianna Anderson)

C. Ernst Harth ... Giant Baby
Chloe Smeltzer ... Little Pig #1
Kiah Mortison ... Little Pig #2
Livia Mortison ... Little Pig #3
Keanen Schnoor ... Matthew

Catherine Barroll ... Mother

Christine Willes ... Mrs. Henderson

Ty Hill ... Nathan
Jesse Haddock ... Teenager

Caroline Redekopp ... Reporter

Richard Harmon ... Vampire Kid

Laura Mennell ... Allie

Gerald Paetz ... Young Kreeg / School Bus Driver

Juan Carlos Velis ... Conquistador (as Juancarlos Velis)
Becky Franklin ... Party Girl #1 (as Rebecca Franklin)
Wanda Ayala ... Party Girl #2

Amy Esterle ... Party Girl #3
Zip ... Spite The Dog
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stephane Savoie ... Buddha Head (uncredited)
Karen Worrod ... Clown Girl (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Dougherty 
Writing credits
Michael Dougherty (written by)

Produced by
Ashok Amritraj .... executive producer
Michael Dougherty .... executive producer
William Fay .... executive producer
Alex Garcia .... executive producer
Dan Harris .... executive producer
Jon Jashni .... executive producer
Peter Lhotka .... co-producer
Bryan Singer .... producer
Thomas Tull .... executive producer
Shayne A. Wilson .... associate producer (as Shayne Wilson)
Original Music by
Douglas Pipes 
Cinematography by
Glen MacPherson (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Robert Ivison 
Casting by
Stuart Aikins 
Sean Cossey 
Matthew Lessall 
Roger Mussenden 
Production Design by
Mark S. Freeborn  (as Mark Freeborn)
Art Direction by
Tony Wohlgemuth 
Set Decoration by
Rose Marie McSherry 
Costume Design by
Trish Keating 
Makeup Department
Shauna Magrath .... makeup special effects artist
Connie Parker .... key makeup artist
Sanna Seppanen .... key hair stylist
Bill Terezakis .... makeup special effects designer
Yvonne Connor .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Bruce Houston .... prosthetic technician (uncredited)
Lise Kuhr .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Michelle Lemieux .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Harlow MacFarlane .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Vicki Syskakis .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Maureen Terezakis .... makeup effects producer (uncredited)
Production Management
Sally Dixon .... post-production supervisor
Ravi D. Mehta .... executive in charge of production
Daniel Mikolay .... post-production supervisor (as Daniel A. Mikolay)
Jim O'Grady .... unit production manager
Elizabeth Miller Gavcus .... post-production executive (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chad Belair .... dgc trainee
Dan Miller .... third assistant director
Cindy Smith .... second assistant director
Pete Whyte .... first assistant director
Tammy Tamkin .... daily trainee assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Tony Beck .... lead dresser
Kurt Bruun .... assistant property master
Don Buchanan .... property master
Chris Buffet .... graphic artist (as Chris Buffett)
Breehn Burns .... conceptual artist
Adam Catt .... set dresser
Lynn Chaulk .... scenic artist
Nelson Dewey .... storyboard artist
Shannon Gottlieb .... assistant set decorator
Kevin Griffin-Park .... on-set dresser
David Hadaway .... set designer
Wes Harmer .... art department coordinator
Terry Jarretti .... greens (as Terry Jarrette)
Steve Reintjes .... scenic painter
Mike Rennison .... construction coordinator
Paul Rinaldi .... construction foreman
Darrell Shibley .... set dresser
James Steuart .... assistant art director (as Jim Steuart)
Leah Wiebe .... set dresser
Simeon Wilkins .... storyboard artist
Sound Department
Anke Bakker .... supervising sound editor
Brian Campbell .... dialogue editor
Brian Campbell .... supervising adr editor
Jay Cheetham .... background sound editor
Dario DiSanto .... foley editor (as Dario Disanto)
Kris Fenske .... sound designer
Megan Goudsward .... walla editor
David Green .... machine room engineer
Graeme Hughes .... sound re-recording mixer
James Kusan .... production sound mixer
Todd R. Mason .... sound effects recordist
Glen Noseworthy .... adr mixer
Jason Oliver .... sound recordist
Belinda Pattison .... assistant sound editor
Iain Pattison .... sound re-recording mixer
Troy Porter .... adr mixer
Jean Raymond .... foley mixer
Ian Robinson .... sound engineer
David Scott .... sound effects editor
Brian Seagrave .... audio post-conform
Paul A. Sharpe .... sound re-recording mixer (as Paul Sharpe)
Paul A. Sharpe .... supervising sound mixer (as Paul Sharpe)
Shane Shemko .... foley artist
Joshua Stevenson .... assistant sound editor (as Josh Stevenson)
Cam Wagner .... foley artist
James Wallace .... sound effects editor
Jillian Wedel .... assistant sound editor
Matthew Wilson .... sound effects editor
Tony Wyman .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Paul Brown .... special effects
Bob Comer .... special effects coordinator
Gord Currie .... special effects
Barry Hebein .... special effects
Nicholas Hiegel .... model maker
Guy Himber .... special effects makeup: shop supervisor, Tatopoulos Studios, Inc.
Paul Jarrett .... puppeteer: Sam
Dan Keeler .... special effects coordinator
Allison Klein .... assistant to designer: Tatopoulos Studios
James Kozier .... special effects
Robert Lyle .... special effects (as Rob Lyle)
John Shea .... key fabricator
John Shea .... lead fabricator
Terry Sonderhoff .... special effects
Curt Storms .... special effects (as William C. Storms)
Patrick Tatopoulos .... creature designer
Bill Terezakis .... puppeteer: Sam
Harry Tomsic .... special effects
David Beneke .... special effects crew (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Eri Adachi .... rotoscope artist: Rainmaker
Simon Ager .... digital compositing artist
Danny Albano .... digital compositor: Technicolor Digital Services
Lee Allan .... digital compositor (as Allan Lee)
Enrico Altmann .... painter
Chris Anderson .... visual effects producer
Graeme Baitz .... rotoscope/paint lead: Rainmaker
Scott Beverly .... mechanical effects supervisor: New Deal Studios
Rod Bland .... animator
Nicholas Boughen .... visual effects consultant
Justin Brekke .... visual effects
Shauna Bryn .... senior visual effects producer (as Shauna Bryan)
James B. Cain .... digital compositing artist
David Chen .... digital artist
Martyn 'Moose' Culpitt .... digital compositor: Rainmaker
Anthony Davis .... digital compositor: Technicolor Digital Services
Kristin Dearholt .... digital production manager
Charlene Eberle Douglas .... visual effects supervisor (as Charlene Eberle)
Shannon Blake Gans .... visual effects executive producer: New Deal Studios Inc
Matthew Gratzner .... visual effects supervisor: New Deal Studios, Inc.
Zane Harker .... digital color correction
Peter Hart .... lead matchmove artist
Paul Hendricks .... rotoscope artist
Paul Hendriks .... roto artist
Peter Hunt .... visual effects: Rainmaker
Louis Kim .... digital compositing artist: Rainmaker VFX
Alex Kyrou .... digital film I/O technician: Rainmaker
Jean Lapointe .... lead digital compositing artist
Matthias Lowry .... visual effects
Shelley Maclean .... visual effects editor
Joe Margetson .... visual effects coordinator
Tom McHattie .... digital compositing artist
Jennifer Middleton .... visual effects coordinator: New Deal Studios Inc
Benjamin Miller .... rotoscope artist
Erin L. Nelson .... digital restoration
Sam Nixon .... senior matchmove artist
Vasho Pekar .... rotoscope/paint artist: Rainmaker
Enrico Perei .... digital compositing artist
Chris Pettigrew .... digital compositing artist
Lee Pierce .... visual effects artist
Harrison Rutherford .... digital compositing artist
David Sanger .... visual effects producer: New Deal Studios Inc
Wes Sargent .... lead animator
Drew Shields .... senior matchmove artist: Rainmaker
Wilson Tang .... digital restoration
Curtis Tsai .... data I/O: Rainmaker
Luke Vallee .... concept artist
Juliana Wade .... rotoscope and matchmove coordinator
Mike Washburn .... rotoscope artist
Joni Williams .... rotoscope artist
Bruce Woloshyn .... digital effects supervisor
Steve Won .... visual effects coordinator
Jessica Woods .... rotoscope/paint artist
Shane Houston .... title designer (uncredited)
Arthur D. Lindfield .... mechanical effects technician (uncredited)
Chris B. Schnitzer .... director of visual effects: Warner Bros. (uncredited)
Carolyn Anderson .... stunts
James Bamford .... stunts
Curt Bonn .... stunts
Dustin Brooks .... stunts
Shelly Devuyst .... stunts (as Shelley deVuyst)
Austin Dunn .... stunts
Lani Gelera .... stunts
Leanne Hindle .... stunts (as Leanne Buchanan)
Ernie Jackson .... stunt coordinator (as Ernest Jackson)
Yvette Jackson .... stunts
Neezar Joseph .... stunts
Jon Kralt .... stunts
Christy Nguyen .... stunts
Sharon Simms .... stunts
Suzi Stingl .... stunts
Melissa R. Stubbs .... stunts
Julia Barrick Taffe .... stunts (as Julia Taffe)
Marshall Virtue .... stunts
Gerald Paetz .... specialty stunt double (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Fraser Boyle .... key grip
Terry Calhoun .... assistant chief lighting technician
Dean Collins .... key rigging grip
David Crone .... Steadicam operator
David Crone .... camera operator
Rusty Deluce .... additional "b" camera first assistant camera
Glen A. Dickson .... additional camera operator
Nazim Edeer .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Greg Fox .... camera operator: "b" camera
Rod Haney .... grip
Trevor Holbrook .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Stephen Jackson .... chief lighting technician (as Steve Jackson)
Chris Jones .... best boy rigging grip
Dennis Jones .... rigging gaffer
Dave Joshi .... video assist (as David Joshi)
Joseph Lederer .... stills photographer (as Joe Lederer)
Garth Longmore .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Matt Margolis .... best boy grip
Klaus Melchior .... video playback operator
Tim Milligan .... dolly grip
Cam North .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Dave Roughley .... best boy rigging electric
Jason Tidsbury .... light balloon technician
Animation Department
Christy Beckert .... main title graphics
August Coleman .... main title graphics
Casting Department
Elisa Bayley .... casting associate
Kate Caldwell .... casting associate
James Forsyth .... extras casting
Melissa Kostenbauder .... casting assistant (uncredited)
J.J. Ogilvy .... casting assistant: Canada (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gail Barrett .... assistant costume designer
Luisa Dalmagro .... costume buyer
Debbie Geaghan .... costume set supervisor
Silke Guglielmo .... truck costumer
Tannis Hegan .... special effects costumer
Kieu Nguyen .... costume cutter
Editorial Department
Jill Bogdanowicz .... digital intermediate colorist
Cheryl Buckman .... first assistant editor
Jason Dale .... first assistant editor
Gregg Schaublin .... digital intermediate producer
Crispin Struthers .... first assistant editor
Shelly Theaker .... assistant editor
Everette Webber .... digital intermediate editor (as Everette Jbob Webber)
Thor Roos .... color timer: dailies (uncredited)
Music Department
Peter Afterman .... music consultant
Bruce Babcock .... conductor
Bruce Babcock .... orchestrator
Kevin Globerman .... digital score recordist
Brad Haehnel .... music scoring mixer
Jim Honeyman .... orchestrator
Oliver Hug .... music editor
Jon Kull .... orchestrations
Alison Litton .... assistant music supervisor
Victor Pesavento .... music preparation
Aidan Pipes .... musician: voice
Hannah Pipes .... musician: voice
Andrew Ries .... music editor
Peter Rotter .... orchestra contractor
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
John Clement Wood .... composer assistant (as John Wood)
Margaret Yen .... music consultant
Transportation Department
Tom Davis .... transportation captain
Gord McMillan .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Christy Beckert .... titles (as Christina Beckert)
Jocelyn Bishop .... staff assistant
Graham Blacklock .... craft service
Graham Blacklock .... first aid
Breehn Burns .... titles
Mandy Butler .... production accountant
Gabriel Chu .... assistant: Mr. Garcia
Zarah Chun .... craft service (as Zara Carnegie Chun)
Zarah Chun .... first aid (as Zara Carnegie Chun)
Nova Cogswell .... assistant production coordinator
Bobby Crowder .... staff assistant
Naia Cucukov .... assistant: Mr. Fay
Hanelize de Beer .... production assistant
Geoffrey Dodd .... trainee assistant location manager
Emily Douglas .... production assistant
Dana Dubé .... animal wrangler (as Dana Dube)
Neil Ellice .... assistant: Mr. Tull
Mathew Ferrante .... production coordinator: Warner Bros.
Jessica Feskun .... assistant: Mr. Dougherty
Katie Forss .... assistant production accountant
Tracy Froese .... body double: Anna Paquin
Marcus Goodwin .... assistant to director/writer
Karen Grebinski .... assistant production coordinator
Rowan Harland .... animal trainer
Richard Heal .... child tutor
Sylvia Jang .... assistant production accountant
Catherina Ren Knerr .... assistant: Mr. Cox (as Catherine Kneer)
Ken Mackie .... child tutor
Tom MacNeill .... production assistant
Anita Meehan-Truelove .... production coordinator (as Anita Truelove)
Luke Passmore .... assistant: Mr. Dougherty
Brandon Pond .... production assistant
Brigitte Prochaska .... unit publicist
Michael Roberts .... location manager
Derrick Rodger .... staff assistant (as Derrick Roger)
Jillian Share .... assistant: Mr. Jashni
Alex Skrepnik .... assistant accountant
Cherie Smid .... dog trainer
David Tamkin .... assistant location manager
Jason Taylor .... assistant: Mr. Singer
Jon Watson .... assistant: Mr. Dougherty (as Jonathan Watson)
Kelly Whitfield .... production assistant
Annie Wilkinson .... child coordinator
Shayne A. Wilson .... assistant production coordinator
Desiree Young .... location scout
Tracy Young .... script supervisor
Michelle Andrew .... photo double (uncredited)
Sandra-Jessica Couturier .... stand-in (uncredited)
Geoff Redknap .... puppeteer (uncredited)
Stephen Tibbetts .... stand-in (uncredited)
Shayne A. Wilson .... script and clearance coordinator (uncredited)

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Rated R for horror violence, some sexuality/nudity and language
USA:82 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Characters from each story are frequently seen in the background of stories they are not involved with. This is to help piece together the chronology of the movie.See more »
Audio/visual unsynchronized: 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 »
Laurie:*Fangs come out* My my. What big eyes you have.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Trilogy of Terror (1975) (TV)See more »
Let Him TrySee more »


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129 out of 198 people found the following review useful.
How can a film this good be sitting on the shelf for so long?, 11 October 2008
Author: Anthony Arrigo from United States

Ah, Halloween… my favorite time of the year. It isn't so much the festivities taking place that excites me as it's the feeling in the air once October comes. That palpable sensation you get seeing jack-o-lanterns grimly lit faces, kids trick-or-treating in the streets and the aesthetics of fall surrounding you slowly giving way to winter. I think it must hold a special place in everyone, if for nothing else but purely nostalgic reasons. Mike Dougherty is certainly one of those people, as is evidenced by his incredible horror anthology Trick 'r Treat. For a holiday that revels in films of a horrific nature, there sure are a scant few of them that take place on the actual day itself. Dougherty's film is the celluloid embodiment of that je ne sais quoi that has made Halloween such an alluring holiday for generations of kids (and adults) alike.

As I said, Trick 'r Treat is a horror anthology which interweaves tales that all take place on Halloween night, similar to such genre classics as Creepshow and Tales from the Darkside. A costumed couple learns to respect tradition… the hard way, a group of girls head out into the woods for a "howling" good party, the local school principal has a (literal) taste for blood, four kids attempting to pull off a holiday "trick" end up becoming "treats", and a cantankerous old man gets a visit from a holiday visitor looking to settle a decades-old grudge.

To say anymore than that would spoil the fun in watching the film, as these stories are best digested when viewed on an empty mind. The twists are less predictable than most horror films manage these days; half the fun is wondering just where the hell these characters are going to end up. The one constant throughout the film is a costumed, pint-sized little guy named Sam, who does his best to remind people why they should take great care in adhering to the traditions set forth hundreds of years ago for All Hallows Eve. The film is richly seeped in tradition, reminding the audience of just why we celebrate the fabled holiday in the first place. It manages to be effectively creepy and blood-soaked, yet it never goes over-the-top with gratuitous gore. There is also a very obvious helping of black comedy strewn throughout the film, which thankfully never gives way to the self-parody so many horror films feel the need to indulge in.

I think the most impressive aspect of this film is the incredible attention that has been paid to detail. Every single shot of the film is beautifully framed and composed, often looking more like a cryptic painting than a frame of film. The austere trappings of Mr. Kreeg's dark house, the ghostly palette of the rock quarry, the incredible shape-shifting sequence around a roaring fire in the woods… everything here is gorgeous. That aesthetic, married with the spot-on performances and realistic dialogue, give the film an organic feel that never relies on cheese or parody to break tension. The cinematography by Glen MacPherson (who also shot this year's incredibly brutal Rambo) is so lush it manages to make you feel like you're a part of the celebration. For someone who is as big a fan of the Halloween holiday as I am, this was especially important to see done right. Too often when a film actually does take place on the holiday it lacks the depth that is presented here.

For such a large ensemble cast, there isn't any one performance that stands out above the rest – everyone here is perfectly cast. I even enjoyed Anna Paquin as the "virgin" of the female group, and she's not always someone I'm crazy about. Perhaps my favorite role is that of Mr. Kreeg, played superbly by veteran character actor Brian Cox. His look was inspired directly from my favorite director, John Carpenter, and there are a couple of well-placed nods to his work that were highly amusing. Also providing great support throughout the film is newcomer Quinn Lord who plays Sam, the little sack-headed minion who "stiches" the film's stories together.

OK, now here's the biggest problem with the film; the 800 lb. gorilla in the room: there is NO set distribution deal lined up. I was lucky enough to see it at the sold-out opening night screening held at Grauman's Chinese Theater for Screamfest 2008. During the post-film q&a session Mr. Dougherty informed us that he had no idea what the future held for this film. It was set to be released in Oct. 2007 (?!?), then it was pushed back to Feb. 2008, Oct. 2008 and, finally, has been placed on the shelf indefinitely. I'm thankful that Dougherty got some good studio money to make the film to his exact specifications, but, for the love of all things evil, someone at Warner Bros. needs to get this thing out to the masses! I heard rumblings of a direct-to-DVD release date sometime next year, to which I can only say that would be a travesty for something this genuine and unique. I suppose therein lies some of the problem; since this is generally uncharted territory, the studios are clueless as to how they can market the thing. I can understand some of their hesitation (since a good majority of the film features children either killing or being killed), but there's just no excuse to not give this thing some kind of release – and with an October 2008 release out of the question I don't when they could give it a proper release. This is a film that needs to be seen during the month of October, but it's looking like 2009 is the next likely candidate if that were the case. I just don't want to see this film become the cinematic equivalent to the eternally-gestating Guns N' Roses opus Chinese Democracy (which, oddly enough, actually has a release date… for now).

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