Ever since I first saw the trailer for Michael Dougherty’s Trick ‘r Treat (see it in all its horror anthology glory below), I’ve been waiting and waiting for it to come out in theaters. Unfortunately, earlier this year, Warner Brothers dropped the film from its 2008 release schedule (after it had already been dropped from its October 2007 release date). Well, our friends down in Aussie town at Moviehole.net had a little chat with Mr. Dougherty and came back with the following quote: “The struggle continues. There’s interest from another distributor so negotiations have begun. Keep your severed fingers crossed!” Hot Damn! Here’s hoping we’ll finally get to see something. I mean, I’d prefer seeing it in a theater, but even if I have to watch it on dvd only, that’s still better than nothing.
For those of you not in the know, Trick ‘r Treat, according to Wikipedia, follows the following plotline:
“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, a terrifying principal with a serial killer attitude teaches one neighbor the true meaning of Halloween, Laurie (played by the always luscious Anna Paquin), a young woman dressed as little red riding hood, is stalked by a mysterious hooded figure at a local Halloween Festival; a group of pranksters goes too far and discovers the horrifying truth buried in a local urban legend of a school bus massacre; 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.”