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It is said that Halloween is the night when the dead rise to walk among us and other unspeakable things roam free. The rituals of All Hallows Eve were devised to protect us from their evil mischief, and one small town is about to be taught a terrifying lesson that some traditions are best not forgotten.
Nothing is what it seems when a suburban couple learns the dangers of blowing out a Jack-o-Lantern before midnight; four women cross paths with a costumed stalker at a local festival; a group of pranksters goes too far and discovers the horrifying truth buried in a local legend; and a cantankerous old hermit is visited by a strange trick-or-treater with a few bones to pick.
Costumes and candy, ghouls and goblins, monsters and mayhem… the tricks and treats of Halloween turn deadly as strange creatures of every variety – human and otherwise – try to survive the scariest night of the year.
Michael Dougherty grew up in Columbus, Ohio and studied cinema at the University of New York. In 1996 he wrote, edited and directed Season’s Greetings, an animated short film. He is best known for his screenplays, having co- scripted with Dan Harris 2 films for Bryan Singer, X-Man 2 in 2003 and Superman Returns in 2006, (winning a Saturn award). Writer, editor, animator, director, and illustrator, Dougherty has shown himself to be a very versatile artist. Trick ‘r Treat is his first feature film. It won the public’s choice award at the Scream Fest in Los Angeles in 2008.
Version: English, with French subtitles
Director: Michael Dougherty
Producer: Bryan Singer,Peter Lhotka
Screenplay: Michael Dougherty
Cinematography: Glen Macpherson
Editing: Robert Ivison
Music: Douglas Pipes
Cast: Dylan Baker, Rochelle Aytes, Anna Paquin, Brian Cox