Scared Shrekless

Synopsis: Shrek gets in the Halloween spirit by challenging his fairytale friends to come up with scary stories for a contest. But the gang learn that they'll have to spend the night in Lord Farquaad's haunted castle before the winner is named.
Director(s): Gary Trousdale, Raman Hui (co-director)
Production: DreamWorks Animation
  5 nominations.
26 min


Run for your life!

Oh! Keep away!

- Take it!

- Keep away!

- Take all of it!

- The monster took my shoe!


Yay. Treats. I love treats.

- Felicia.

- Hi, daddy!

That was a nice grip you

had on that big fat kid.

Farkle, excellent work with your teeth.

- Fergus, my lad...

- Daddy, daddy, daddy.

You're gonna have to

work on your timing.

All in all, not bad for

your first Halloween.

They're growing up so fast.

And look who got her

first clump of hair!

Oh, did you see? Farkle

got him in the ankle.

- What about little Fergus?

- Nothing yet.

Oh, that's all right, sweetie.

Mommy didn't get a

scare this year either.

Fear not, my love. The

night is still young.

Hold the phone. Who left the door open?

You don't think... someone's inside?

Now, who'd be stupid enough

to break into an ogre's house?

- Aah!

- Aah!


Oh, wow... Terrifying.

I don't know how I'm gonna sleep now.

Happy Halloween, everyone.

Oh, man.

You said this was gonna scare 'em!

Hey! I worked hard on this costume!

Oops. Heh heh!

Admit it, Shrek.

Weren't you even a little bit scared?

Donkey, ogres don't get scared.

We do the scaring.

And that's why we're

the kings of Halloween.

I bet we can find something

that will scare the pants off of you!

- Which would scare me.

- Oh, really?

And what do you have in mind?

All of us telling scary

stories all night long.

There ain't no way you won't be scared!

Yes! Stories to make

your blood run cold!

- Yeah!

- Stories to terrify you.

- Yeah!

- And whoever shall last

through the night shall be

named the king of Halloween!

- I accept.

- We doubly accept.

Does anyone else want

to join our little contest?

- I'm in!

- Ja, wonderbar!

- Huzzah!

- Okay.

I think I'm going to take the kids out

and terrify a few

more trick or treaters.

- Will I see you later?

- The night is young.

Trick or treat.

Ahem. Ahem!

I shall begin.

Once upon a midnight dreary...

There was this crazy

albino guy with a hook,

and he lived in a mirror!

And if you even look at him,

you'd wake up in bathtub full of ice

with your kidneys gone!

Well... Hey, hold on.

I didn't say we were doing this here.

- Uh... What?

- You named the terms.

I name the place.

Okay, fine.

Where we gonna do this?

- Castle Duloc?

- Oh, ha ha.

Very funny, Shrek.

But this is where

Lord Farquaad lived!

Ja. Und died.

I heard it's haunted by his ghost!

If you're all too scared

to put on big boy pants and go in,

I'll just claim my winnings

and be on my way.

Wait a minute!

We can last in there

just as long as you can.

Fine. Come on then.

Hold up, Shrek.

You can't just go barging

in some creepy, spooky joint

like you own the place.

And why not?

It's not like there's

anyone here to stop us.

I still don't know about this, man.

You know... Whole creepy

house-of-wax vibe

goin' on in here.

Look, it's that little thingy

you love so much, remember?

Welcome to Duloc

It's a creepy town

What was once pristine

Now is all rundown

We will chop off your head

And then laugh when you're dead

Duloc is a creepy place

Come on in, what the heck

Fall right down, break your...


Duloc is

Duloc is

Duloc is

A creepy place

Get out.

- Ooh! Let's do that again.

- No!

Well, then...

This ought to be fun.

Pff. Fun. Yeah, right.

I find myself agreeing with boss.

This looks to be a very

entertaining evening.

You know what, I just figured out

what your costume is.

You came as a kiss-up!

All right, all right.

Buckle up, everybody.

The quicker I scare

the wits out of you lot,

the sooner I can be home,

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Gary Trousdale

Gary A. Trousdale (born June 8, 1960) is an American film director, screenwriter, animator and storyboard artist, known for directing films such as Beauty and the Beast, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Atlantis: The Lost Empire. He frequently works with Kirk Wise and Don Hahn. more…

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