Five 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 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; and a mean old man meets his match with a demonic, supernatural trick-or-treater.
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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