Trick 'r Treat [DVD] [2008]

  • SKU: 9503398
  • Release Date: 10/06/2009
  • Rating: R
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Overall Customer Rating:
95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (64 out of 68)

Special Features

  • Trick 'R Treat: Season's Greetings
  • Animated Short with Optional Commentary my Michael Dougherty


Trick 'r Treat
Prolific director Bryan Singer takes a turn towards horror as the producer of this Halloween shocker directed by X2 and Superman Returns screenwriter Mike Dougherty. With four interwoven tales concerning a high-school principal who moonlights as a vicious serial killer, a college-age virgin who's saving herself for that special someone, a woman whose hatred of Halloween is only exceeded by her husband's love of the mischievous holiday, and a callous group of teens who carry out an unforgivably cruel prank, this fall frightener mixes Tarantino-style storytelling with the kind of chills that can only occur on the darkest day of the year. Brian Cox, Anna Paquin, Dylan Baker, and Leslie Bibb all star in a Halloween treat that's sure to deliver a few nasty tricks. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Brian Cox
    Brian Cox
  • Anna Paquin
    Anna Paquin
  • Dylan Baker
    Dylan Baker
  • Leslie Bibb
    Leslie Bibb - Emma
  • Tahmoh Penikett
    Tahmoh Penikett - Henry

Customer rating

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the most original horror films in years!!!


    If you're an old school horror fan, you'll love Michael Dougherty's 'Trick R Treat.' With all the sh*tty horror remakes running amok with ever-increasing frequency, it's great to see a gem like 'Trick R Treat' finally get a proper release on DVD and Blu-ray for viewers who prefer some artistry in their horror fare. The film concerns 4 short stories that intersect with one another throughout one Halloween night (think 'Pulp Fiction' meets 'Creepshow.'). I won't lie to you and tell you that the film blows you away with concepts you've never seen before. On the contrary, the film is so familiar 'cause Dougherty takes us into situations we've seen before countless time in other films, and then completely puts a new spin on them. The film revisits many of the urban myths about Halloween that we've all heard about growing up, and pays homage to many of the great horror and Halloween films of yore. 'Trick R Treat' is one of my new favorite horror films, and is requisite Halloween viewing for this reviewer from here on out. Don't wait for the next Halloween season the check it out though -- the film is one treat that tastes good all year. This movie is just pure fun!!! Here are some of my other favorite horror films for reference: (no particular order) The Shining The Thing (1982) Creepshow (1 & 2) Halloween Christine Evil Dead series Nightmare on Elm Street series Friday the 13th series Creature from the Black Lagoon The Wolfman (1941) Shaun of the Dead 28 Days Later Dawn of the Dead (1978 & 2004) Jacob's Ladder Poltergeist An American Werewolf in London Carrie In the Mouth of Madness Tales from the Crypt (TV anthology) Night Gallery (TV anthology) House of the Devil The Fly (1986) The Omen (1976)

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    You'll love the extreme holiday spirit!


    For the most part, this film was really good. If you enjoy Halloween, the holiday, you'll really enjoy this film. Never before have I seen a film which put so much emphasis on the Halloween season. This film nails it! Not just a home run, but a grand slam! The story however is just so-so. It's mostly the supernatural elements which turned me off. Not just the fact that there were "supernatural elements" in general, but the KIND of supernatural elements that were used. I wont spoil anything, but I wasn't a big fan of a certain character's 'wall crawling' and/or the whole 'werewolf' bit. But otherwise, the story itself was decent and enjoyable. I'd give it an overall rating of 6/10. My only other gripe is with the film's musical score. It was far too lighthearted. For such a holiday-heavy film they could have really up'd the creep-factor by making the musical score more ominous and foreboding. More chilling, eerie, and intense musical themes would have totally put this film over the top as a real hardcore scary movie. But don't get me wrong, you should definitely check this film out just for the holiday atmosphere alone. Buy it and watch it every Halloween. You'll be glad you did.

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Interesting But Traditional


    Ok people. I would love to elaborate on this movie for those of you reading reviews before buying. I figured all five stars and good reviews so lets get it. This movie is actually four movies combined into one. Four plots that coeinside with each other. The ideas were good, not a realistic film by any means. The principle is good however, there is actually no horror to this film. No edge sitting, no thrill, just plot and storybook tales. If you are looking for a good horror movie to terrify your girlfriend or give you a thrill this is not the film. If you are looking for an original movie that might even make you laugh then this is the film. In comparison to another film I would have to compare this to Zombie Strippers. Zombie Strippers has one solid plot but the film is as random as this one and about as scary "being non existant".

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Waited for 2 years and was well worth it!


    After waiting I think 2 years since I have first heard of this movie it finally has been unleashed in my favorite month October. What is so good about this film is sometimes when you have heard a interconnected movie you only see that person during that segment. Not in this movie every character you are bound to see at least twice throughout the film whether just a small part or there story. This has become in my personal collection a Halloween must have and will probably be played througout the year. I not only recommend this movie to a friend but someone who has given up on horror movies in general this is seriously a movie that should be enjoyed by all

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Halloween Movie


    this movie is a must have for those that like horror and twists in plots/story. the acting in this movie is great not leaving any second guess on why certain people were cast. the movie has a perfect interconnection between the 4 stories that make it up. i watched it several times in a row looking in the background for the charactors from other parts of the movie to walk in. this is a great movie to play during the halloween season and its not to scary so kids probably 10 and older could watch it without any problem. also for those of you who think this was a straight to dvd movie you are wrong it came out in select theaters last year in cities on the east and west coast as well as some film festivals and other events.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Halloween tale!

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    This film is a diamond amongst a genre that rarely produces true scares and a good story. This film is full of good scares and multiple story lines that intertwine with each other. The film does have its silly moments but they don't take away from the scary atmosphere, but add a lil humor to the film. Good acting, great stories, overall an entertaining scary film, which is hard to find these days.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of My Favorite Horror Movies

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    It's nice to see a quality horror movie with effects that look real. Trick 'r Treat is one of my favorite horror films because of its originality, the way it is strung together, and a plus, it had some (three) actors from my favorite TV show of all time, Dead Like Me. Britt McKillip is one of my favorite actresses because of her amazing acting on the television series Dead Like Me, and she does a great job as Macy in this film as well.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The film that was almost never seen


    I saw the trailers of this movie on the 300 DVD and after seeing I waited paitiently for it to be releases but like everyone else I was dissipointed but thanks to Blue ray I can finally see it the movie has four great horror movie in on sitting and the moral of the stories are great too and I loved the character Sam I loved his weapon was a candy bar with a razor blade at the end instead of a traditional knife cliche.

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