Watch: Michael Dougherty's New Halloween 'Trick 'r Treat' Short Film

October 12, 2011
Source: FEARnet

Trick 'r Treat

One of my very favorite horror movies that I watch every Halloween is Trick 'r Treat, Mike Dougherty's cult classic-fan favorite Halloween anthology movie that got screwed on its release. While it did finally get a good DVD debut, Dougherty hasn't directed much since making that - except for this film. FEARnet (via SlashFilm) has debuted a new short film directed by Michael Dougherty titled Trick 'r Treat - Making Friends. It's an adorable, funny short made to celebrate Halloween and tells the story of a lonely kid who decides to make his own friends for Halloween. There's also a cameo by a certain familiar face. Check it out!

Everyone should have a friend to go trick or treating with. Even if you have to create them yourself. If you're interested, FEARnet is having an All-Day Trick r Treat Marathon on October 31st, this Halloween. The short was directed by Michael Dougherty, writer/director of Trick 'r Treat, and produced by Jed Hathaway & Patrick Flaherty. You can see the full credits here. I've been a fan and supporter of Dougherty ever since first seeing Trick 'r Treat years ago, it's great to see him keeping up by doing some directing work like this, even if it's just for fun. It's a great horror short and has already put me in the mood for Halloween!

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Damn, when I was a kid I just watched Looney Tunes...kids today are freaking engineers! My parent's would have never let mt play with power tools, and dead bodies let alone make my very own Halloween friend. Awesome! I think they should syndicate this on television if only for October.

Xerxexx on Oct 12, 2011


Pure genius!

chad on Oct 13, 2011


Wait-a-sec! You watch Trick 'r Treat every year?? It's only been out 2years on dvd/blu-ray!!! 🙂

David Banner on Oct 13, 2011


Yep, I watched it my first time in theaters (special screening) during Halloween about three years ago. Then I've watched it every year for the last two years, so three times for the last three years straight. I love it, it's my traditional Halloween horror movie to watch.

Alex Billington on Oct 13, 2011


Very true; I watched that one having this horror stuff of Halloween really superb; this is brilliant along with great composing; this is one is brilliantly composed; great stuff; nice sharing.  

recovery from usb on Oct 13, 2011


Very nice, and done so well in such a short space of time.. I didn't like the grade though.

Dom on Oct 13, 2011


There are more shorts on Fearnet.com, there is one for fathers day and Easter too...check them out if you get a chance, highly recommended if you are a horror fan.

CrimsonAvenger on Oct 13, 2011


Man, I just don't get the Trick r' Treat fandom. I want to, it just doesn't hit me in the slightest. But, that said, the short was....good. Dougherty needs to break free and do something new and I wish him the best.

Voice of Reason on Oct 13, 2011


Same here.

Posthuman on Oct 13, 2011


Reminds me a little of a Halloween short film I shot last year, also called "Making Friends". Check it out... http://youtu.be/XOz-k00qhng

Bart on Oct 13, 2011


I absolutely LOVED "Trick r' Treat" and have been hoping that somehow eventually there will be yet another installment .I think it would be AWESOME to have an actual Halloween movie ABOUT Halloween released every other Halloween. With multiple stories stitched together by Sam. (And perhaps even playing off the mythology of both the Holiday and the character.) One can hope but at least this short is a fun little fix.

Subliminalmt on Oct 13, 2011

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