One of the best horror anthology movies of the past few decades finally saw release this month in theaters (albeit very limited) and on DVD/Blu-ray… Trick ‘r Treat is Michael Dougherty’s cinematic bag of treats that celebrates Halloween with equal parts creepiness and fun. Dylan Baker, Brian Cox, and Anna Paquin star in what just may become one of your favorite movies of the season. The official synopsis is below.
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.”
Trick ‘r Treat is available NOW on Blu-ray, DVD, On Demand & Digital Download! The Blu-ray includes special features not found on the DVD including:
- Commentary with director Michael Dougherty
- Additional scenes
- Special effects comparison
- “Trick ‘r Treat: Season’s Greetings” animated short film by Michael Dougherty, with optional commentary
- “Trick ‘r Treat: The Lore and Legends of Halloween” featurette
Two (2) lucky readers will each receive a copy of Trick ‘r Treat on Blu-ray AND a hardcover copy of “Trick ‘r Treat: Tales of Mayhem, Mystery, and Mischief.” (Click here for more info about this very cool book.) As this is my first contest for FSR I thought long and hard about how I would determine the winners. What types of questions would I ask? What kind of self-portrait photos would I request? Then I realized that even if I didn’t get arrested for encouraging illegal picture submissions I’d still end up having to actually judge all of the entries.
So let’s do this instead… All you have to do to enter is be one of our Twitter followers and re-tweet this article. Go to Twitter and follow @Rejectnation and stay in the loop on all things FSR. Here’s a quick 1-2-3 guide to entering:
- If you don’t already have one, go to twitter.com and sign up for a free account.
- Go to twitter.com/rejectnation and follow Film School Rejects.
- Re-tweet the following twitter update by posting this to your Twitter stream: RT @rejectnation: Win a Spooky Trick ‘r Treat, er… Treat – http://tr.im/DErS (RT to enter)
Winners will be chosen at random on November 5, 2009. You must be 18 to enter and you must reside in the U.S. or Canada.