Trick ‘R Treat
The doorbell rings, the cry goes out: “Trick ‘R Treat”! But, wait. What’s actually going on during this ghostly All Hallows Eve? Something eerie and unexpected. Something splattered and spooky. Something that brings ghouls, vampires and werewolves into the night. Answer the door – a shocking surprise awaits. A creepy, darkly comic celebration of the scariest night of the year from producer Bryan Singer (director of “X-Men” and “Superman Returns”) and writer-director Michael Dougherty (co-scripter of “X2” and “Superman Returns”). “Trick ‘R Treat” takes the “Creepshow” / “Tales from the Crypt” approach to nefarious new depths with four interwoven tales set on Halloween night: a high school principal (Dylan Baker) moonlights as a vicious serial killer; the quest of a young virgin (Anna Paquin) for that special someone takes a gruesome turn; a group of teens carries out a cruel prank with disastrous consequences; and a cantankerous old man (Brian Cox) battles a mischievous trick-or-treating demon. Four cleverly interlocked stories built on Shocktober admonitions like always check the candy and don’t extinguish the jack-o-lantern before midnight. So answer the door now: Experience horror made for today’s fright fan.