Bumped: DVD on sale Tuesday!!! Horror: Wired: How the internet saved ‘Trick ‘r Treat’…

Update 2: kewl Sam figure:

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Update: 10/4/09– DVD goes on sale this Tuesday. We have been waiting AGES for this one!

trickrtreatdvdEditorial Reviews:

Wizard Magazine
“The best Halloween film of the last 30 years.”

Sammuel Zimmerman, Fangoria
“We have a new classic on our hands.”

“No film since John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN has captured the creepy spirit of the holiday.”

Andrew Kasch, Dread Central
“Trick ‘r Treat is the film that horror fans have been waiting for – the antidote to every insipid remake, sequel and over hyped “holy grail” we’ve had to suffer through in recent years.”

Dustin Putnam, themovieboy.com
“Twisted, violent, tense, and blissfully maniacal… One of the most handsome, lushly detailed horror features in years. Trick ‘r Treat is destined to put the most sour of souls in the Halloween spirit.”

Product Description
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. From producer Bryan Singer (director of X-Men and Superman Returns) and writer-director Michael Dougherty (co-scripter of X2 and Superman Returns) comes a multitale bag of wicked yarns, 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. DVD Features: “Trick ‘R Treat: Season’s Greetings” with optional commentary by Director Michael Dougherty


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Courtesy of wired:

The low-budget horror film weaves four stories that take place on Halloween night. The film languished in distribution hell for a few years until festival screenings and film blogs helped resurrect it.

Per SciFiWire October 6th is the release date:

…Confirming what director Michael Dougherty told us at Comic-Con, Warner has announced that his Trick ‘r Treat movie will drop on DVD and Blu-ray on Oct. 6; the Blu-ray will feature Dougherty’s commentary, a “Season’s Greetings” animated short film, “Trick ‘r Treat: The Lore and Legends of Halloween,” additional scenes and special effects comparisons….

Full trailer and book review after the break:

Courtesy of xeneuxe

The hardcover was released last year and a paperback will be out October 13, 2009.

From Amazon:

Product Description
Trick ‘r Treat delves into the four stories that make up the feature film, Trick ‘r Treat releasing in October 2007. It reflects Dougherty’s personal take on the filmmaking process, details how the ideas and art came together, and presents it with exclusive special features in a unique format. The genre encompasses drama, horror, thriller…mixed with a good dose of twisted humor.

Set in a small suburban town, Trick ‘r Treat explores Halloween traditions while following a group of people trying to survive the most terrifying night of the year. From a serial killer who specializes in poisoning candy; to a group of mischievous kids who unearth their town’s dark secret; to a young woman hunted by masked stalker at the local festival; to a cantankerous old hermit confronted by a demonic trick-or-treater, the film is filled with horrifying surprises, nervous laughs and strange creatures of every variety–human or otherwise.

The atmosphere Dougherty creates on film mirrors the flavor of his art–whimsical, yet eerie. It seems welcoming from a distance, but the closer you look, the more you see the twisted, dark side of Dougherty’s mind. Dougherty’s third-grade teacher once remarked on a report card that his behavior exhibited “early evidence of what may be an extraordinary morbid ingenuity.” Years later, his drawings and doodles of the youthful, eerily pumpkin-headed character, Sam–a kind of ghost of Halloweens past–along with a number of other creepy, unforgettable characters, have made it to the big screen. There, Dougherty’s art and storytelling promise to take a fresh twist. At the launch of his career he’s already got a loyal following eagerly awaiting his next spooky project.

About the Author
Michael Dougherty is an artisit, writer, and filmdirector. He was the screenwriter for Superman
Returns and X2.
He is also writing four prequels to the Superman Returns Comic Seriesfor DC Comics. Dougherty was born on Halloween. Originally from Ohio, he lives in Los Angeles.

John Griffin has written and produced documents for A& E biography, Turner Classic Movies, and E! Entertainment Television. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, son, and a strange black cat.

Bryan Singer (Foreword) is a film director; his work includes The Usual Suspects, X-Men, and Superman Returns. He is the producer for Trick ‘r Treat the movie.

August 14, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , . Entertainment, Fantasy, Film, Horror, Popular Culture, Supernatural, Suspense, Warner Bros..

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