Here's something I hope all of my fellow New Yorkers will dig into, because I sure know I'm gonna! Fangoria is continuing its really awesome tradition of holding free screenings at the Two Boots Pioneer theater with what might be the mother of them all this October. I'm talking about Michael Dougherty's long, long, awaited horror anthology TRICK 'R TREAT... What makes this so special is that, what with the way it's getting the shaft from Warner Bros., we may not be able to get another peek at this thing on the big-screen.
But just in case you didn't think Warner Bros. cared about this film, they did write out a lengthy synopsis for it...
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; four women cross paths with a costumed stalker at a local festival; a group of pranksters goes too far and discovers the horrifying truth buried in a local legend; 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.
Gee, that doesn't sound like the same old thing. Let's bury it! MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN and now this... Don't you just hate horror movies that aren't remakes?
TRICK 'R TREAT stars Brian Cox (pictured below, with Dougherty), Anna Paquin, Dylan Baker, Leslie Bibb, and Tahmoh Penikett.
To read an interview I did with Dougherty last summer, click it HERE!