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Trick 'r Treat (2008)

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.

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Michael Dougherty
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Plot unknown. A sequel to the 2007 film 'Trick 'r Treat'.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dylan Baker ... Steven
Rochelle Aytes ... Maria
Quinn Lord ... Sam / Peeping Tommy
Lauren Lee Smith ... Danielle
Moneca Delain ... Janet
Tahmoh Penikett ... Henry
Brett Kelly ... Charlie
Britt McKillip ... Macy
Isabelle Deluce Isabelle Deluce ... Sara
Jean-Luc Bilodeau ... Schrader
Alberto Ghisi Alberto Ghisi ... Chip
Samm Todd ... Rhonda
Anna Paquin ... Laurie
Brian Cox ... Mr. Kreeg
Leslie Bibb ... Emma
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Storyline

Five interwoven stories that occur on the same block, on the same night. A couple finds what happens when they blow a jack o' lantern out before midnight, a high school principal has a secret life as a serial killer, a college virgin might have met the right guy for her, a group of mean teens play a prank that they take too far, and a hermit is visited by a special trick or treater. Written by Harrypotterfan639

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You better watch out, I'm telling you why. Sam is coming to town... See more »

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Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence, some sexuality/nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Official Facebook | Warner Bros.

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 November 2015 (Latvia) See more »

Also Known As:

Trick or Treat See more »

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SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The Rock Quarry was originally conceived to be a pumpkin patch. See more »

Goofs

When Steve extends the bowl of candy to Sam, all of the candy is below the top pf the bowl. However, when Sam takes some candy, he takes a candy bar that is sticking up out of the bowl. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Halloween Commercial Man: During the spookiest time of the year there are a few guidelines all ghosts and goblins should follow. Always stay on sidewalks. Never go to a strangers house, and never go out alone.
[the B&W commercial cuts]
Emma: [Sarcastically] This was a great idea, honey. Really. It's just magical. It makes me wish every night was Halloween.
Henry: I'm sorry Em. Wait, wait. Not yet.
Emma: What?
Henry: You're supposed to keep it lit.
Emma: Why?
Henry: Ancient tradition?
Emma: Henry, it's Halloween, not Hanukkah. Baby, I'm lit and you're ...
[...]
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Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Horror Movies: 2000s (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

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Written by 'Timothy Riley' (as Tim Riley), Raphael Saadiq, Carl Wheeler and Dwayne P. Wiggins (as Dwayne Wiggins)
Performed by Tony! Toni! Toné!
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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surprisingly good
31 March 2018 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

It is Halloween in the small town of Warren Valley, Ohio. These are stories of various people during that night as a mysterious childlike trick or treater lurk. Emma (Leslie Bibb) insists on taking down the Halloween decoration despite her husband's objections. School principal Steven Wilkins (Dylan Baker) kills a bratty candy stealing chubby kid. Laurie (Anna Paquin), her older sister Danielle (Lauren Lee Smith), and their two female friends arrive in town to go to a party. Laurie is teased by the others for being a virgin. Scared Rhonda rides the elevator down into a quarry and becomes the subject of a prank by four schoolmates. Mr. Kreeg (Brian Cox) is a grumpy old man who hates Halloween.

There are about five stories in this movie. One is amazing. Two have great things in it. The other two are perfectly acceptable Halloween vignettes. All in all, this is solid Halloween fare. The little central character has a nice design although he may work better simply lurking in the background. It's more creepy that he exists in this cauldron of madness rather than being a killer monster. The one amazing story is Anna Paquin's little red riding hood. They totally fooled me and it's a great twist. If anything, I consider making that a more central part of the movie. Next, the elevator to the quarry is great for the elevator. It's something I've never seen or even considered before. It's an unreal idea that actually adds to the creepiness. As for Principal Wilkins, I like the chubby brat. He's very kill worthy. He's bratty and soft. As for Leslie Bibb and Brian Cox, they are functional slasher chum meat. They could be more inventive but they are perfectly fine. This is surprisingly good in a horror franchise which I know little about.


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