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  (in credits order)

Brian Cox ... Himself / Narrator

Michael Dougherty ... Himself

Bryan Singer ... Himself

Dylan Baker ... Himself
Lisa Morton ... Herself, author of 'The Halloween Encyclopedia'
David J. Skal ... Himself, author of 'Death Makes a Holiday: A Cultural History of Halloween'

Samm Todd ... Herself

Brett Kelly ... Himself

Leslie Bibb ... Herself
Alberto Ghisi ... Himself
Trish Keating ... Herself

Moneca Delain ... Herself

Rochelle Aytes ... Herself

Lauren Lee Smith ... Herself
Guy Himber ... Himself
Peter Lhotka ... Himself
Breehn Burns ... Himself
Alex Garcia ... Himself

Quinn Lord ... Himself
Ernie Jackson ... Himself
Charlene Eberle Douglas ... Herself

Special Effects by
Greg M. Boettcher .... special effects crew


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UK:28 min (DVD) (PAL)
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Trick or Treat, 31 July 2015
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

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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