Mike Dougherty's Trick 'r Treat Finally Coming to Theaters!

June 6, 2009

Trick 'r Treat

This may not be exactly the update you're expecting, but the very good news is that Michael Dougherty's fantastic horror movie Trick 'r Treat will finally be coming to theaters (after being delayed by Warner Brothers for nearly two years). It's scheduled to hit DVD sometime in October in time for Halloween, but before that, Dougherty has arranged a nationwide road show for the film, which will be kicking off sometime this July and running through October. Dougherty announced this today at Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors along with a fairly short list of cities so far (that will definitely grow as they confirm more).

This is great news because there really is no other way to see this for the first time than in a theater full of other excited horror fanatics. Ever since I had the chance to see Trick 'r Treat in theaters late last year, which I absolutely loved, I've been waiting to write about it, as it's one of the best horror movies I've seen in the last 10 years (that's not an exaggeration either). The cities confirmed so far are: Montreal, Canada for the Fantasia Film Festival; Toronto, Canada for the Toronto After Dark Film Festival; Mexico for the Morbido Festival; Austin, Texas for Fantastic Fest; San Francisco, California; and London, England.

We'll definitely be keeping you updated on this tour and will let you know once Dougherty announces more cities. I can't stress enough that anyone who is a fan of horror needs to see this. If you're city is not already on that list, then hope and pray that it ends up on there soon, because you'll definitely want to see this in theaters. For more on Trick 'r Treat, go back and read my review or watch this very old trailer from 2007.

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Reader Feedback - 19 Comments


Can't wait! ever since seeing the trailer for this a while back on this site I've been hyped to see this movie. I'll be there when it comes out for sure.

k1declips3 on Jun 6, 2009


SWEET!!!!! waited far too long for this!

xerxex on Jun 6, 2009


Wait, where's New York? What the hell, New Yorkers want to see this too.

The Kid on Jun 6, 2009


Better have a showing in Seattle! I really want to check this out!

The_Phantom on Jun 6, 2009


Will it be theaters for a while, or just a day or a week?

d on Jun 6, 2009


While disappointing yet somewhat expected ideas about horror are so off base, SAW is a horror franchise? My word the uneducated that get ahead...the movie looks decent for now. I have such high hopes for true horror to come back but everything is so unoriginal these days.

LSP on Jun 6, 2009


I first saw the trailer at comic con, they showed it at the movie 300 dvd release inside of petco park, this movie looks awsome!!!! I hope it hits LA

koolaid on Jun 7, 2009


Like Alex, I had the oppurtunity to watch this at the screening presented by Moriarty and let me say that this is indeed THE definitive Halloween movie. No Michael Myers, no Jason, no Jigsaw, no, no, no to all of that stuff. Trick r Treat is a movie that MUST be seen in a theatre (especially during October) and after it's theatrical run, do yourself a favor and go buy the DVD or Blu Ray. Why? Because this is a movie you'll all be watching on Halloween night as tradition for many years to come.

teyhtr on Jun 7, 2009


I have been waiting for this movie for quite sometime.

Fisherr on Jun 7, 2009


It looks like it has the potential to kick booty! I hope it does. I haven't been scared by a movie in a looong time.

Penny on Jun 7, 2009


Question, if they are planning to release it in a few theaters and then DVD why not nation wide.....I do not know the politics and the behind the scenes of making it happen so if anyone knows I would appreciate it....because the film does look like it has great potential

Blue & Orange NY on Jun 7, 2009


i hope it come to or around the ohio area pleaseeeeee

Lacey on Jun 7, 2009


I've been waiting for this!

Evan on Jun 7, 2009


"'s one of the best horror movies I've seen in the last 10 years (that's not an exaggeration either)" Wow, this is something to look forward to then

David Banner on Jun 7, 2009


lol..I been trying to download this movie for a couple of months

Trey on Jun 7, 2009


i was interested in this movie when i first heard about it... the trailer looked very promising... but 6 cities... come on...

Janny on Jun 7, 2009


WOO-HOO!!!!!!! It's about time. I have been checking on this movie every few weeks to see what's going on with it. Thank you, thank you for the update!

ElectrocaineXxX on Jun 8, 2009


They best bring it to DC. 😡

tzarinna on Jun 8, 2009


What about Vancouver? We MADE the movie here!! I'm psyched to finally see the movie but I want to see it on the big screen!! Hello? VIFF?

Kurt on Jun 13, 2009

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