Time to get in the Halloween spirit and celebrate the Halloween cult horror classic Trick ‘r Treat is reaching another milestone. Legendary Pictures has partnered with Beyond Fest for a one night only theatrical screening of the movie – which is the directorial debut of Michael Dougherty and stars Dylan Baker, Anna Paquin, Leslie Bibb and Brian Cox – at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood on October 28. The screening will be followed by a panel that will include Dougherty along with several members of the cast. Both the showing of the film and the panel will be live-streamed nationally on Legendary’s Facebook page at facebook.com/legendary starting 7:30/10:30p ET.
THE STORY OF TRICK ‘R TREAT
Although never released in theaters, Trick ‘r Treat became a cult classic through its release on DVD, digital platforms, and extensive play in festivals. Additionally, the film received rave reviews for its originality and ambition. The passage of time has not diminished the fan fervor for this horror classic, which continues to achieve a life of its own with each new technology, but has never been seen in theaters – until now.
Dougherty’s story takes place in a small Ohio town on All Hallows Eve where four interwoven tales – including 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 – delivers the kind of chills that can only occur on the darkest day of the year.