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Trick 'r Treat: The Lore and Legends of Halloween (2009)

A look at the folklore of Halloween and legends behind it.
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A look at the folklore of Halloween and legends behind it.

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How Did Many of Our Scary Season Traditions Start?

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Michael Dougherty: Halloween is the one night of the year where all bets are off, anything can happen.
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Trick or Treat
31 July 2015 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

The Lore and Legends of Halloween (2009)

*** (out of 4)

This documentary runs a few minutes shy of 30 minutes and it works as a history lesson on Halloween as well as a making-of featurette on the film TRICK 'R TREAT. We get interviews with filmmaker Michael Doughtey as well as cast members like Dylan Baker and Anna Paquin and there are also interviews with Halloween experts like Lisa Morton and David J. Skal.

Overall if you're a fan of the film or the holiday then you're going to enjoy this piece, although there's no question that 30 minutes isn't nearly enough time to really get into details. The History Channel made a documentary called THE REAL STORY OF HALLOWEEN, which takes a more direct look at the holiday so it's worth watching. This here has a lot of nice stories about the making of the picture as well as the various ideas that went into the screenplay. The director talks about certain events from his own life that got influenced into the film. Overall this is a fun featurette.


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