Trick 'r Treat

Synopsis: Five interwoven stories that occur on the same block, on the same night. A couple finds what happens when they blow a jack o' lantern out before midnight, a high school principal has a secret life as a serial killer, a college virgin might have met the right guy for her, a group of mean teens play a prank that they take too far, and a hermit is visited by a special trick or treater.
Director(s): Michael Dougherty
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  6 wins & 7 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
82 min

It's just candy.

Guess it's a good thing I got more.

Why don't you sit down,

stay for a minute?

-Oh, I can't. I have--

-Sit down, Charlie.

Your problem is simple.

You always wait for them to come to you.

If you just tried a little harder,

you wouldn't be a virgin at 22.

What? Excuse me?

It's practically stapled to your forehead.

Laurie, please,

do not listen to them, okay?

The key thing is to just be yourself.

Being myself hasn't gotten me very far.

Maybe I'm too old-fashioned, but I've

always wanted my first time to be--

-No, please, don't say it.


Honey, listen, we've all been there,

but you can't hesitate.


That's some big equipment

you've got there.

-Thank you.

-I'm Maria. This is Janet.

-And we have a small problem.


We've got this great party to go to....

But we don't have any dates.

Here. Help yourself.

It's for the pumpkin, not you. Promise.

All of mine were dull.

Smashing jack-o'-lanterns?

Stealing candy?

It's okay. Believe it or not,

I was just like you when I was a kid.

Till my dad set me straight, that is.

See, my dad taught me

tonight is about respecting the dead...

because this is the one night

that the dead...

and all sorts of other things roam free

and pay us a visit.


All these traditions...

jack-o'-lanterns, putting on costumes,

handing out treats...

they were started to protect us,

but nowadays...

no one really cares.



I didn't do such a good job, did I?

What do you think?


You okay?

You need a root beer?

Oh, wait.

That's right. There's another tradition.

A very important one.

Always check your candy.

Trick or--






Trick or treat!

We know you're in there.

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Michael Dougherty

Michael Dougherty (born October 28, 1974) is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter, known for his work with Dan Harris on the scripts for Bryan Singer's films X2 and Superman Returns. He's also known for writing and directing the cult horror film Trick 'r Treat. On October 28, 2013, at a special screening, it was announced to the surprise of the audience that a sequel will be produced by Legendary Pictures. He also directed, co-wrote, and co-produced the horror/comedy Krampus (2015). Dougherty will be co-writing and directing the upcoming sequel Godzilla: King of the Monsters for a May 31, 2019 release date. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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