SDCC09: Trick 'r Treat Comic-Con Announcement|
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Halloween Comes Early!
Michael Dougherty?s Trick ?r Treat to Screen at Comic-Con International
Writer of Superman Returns & X2 Mixes Fun with Fear in Critically-Acclaimed Feature-Length Directorial Debut
BURBANK ? JULY 14, 2009 ? Director/writer Michael Dougherty?s creepy, darkly comic celebration of the scariest night of the year ? Trick ?r Treat ? comes to Comic-Con International with a special screening and panel on Thursday, July 23 at 10:00 p.m. in Balllroom 20 of the San Diego Convention Center.
Trick ?r Treat takes the Creepshow/Tales from the Crypt approach to nefarious new depths with four interwoven tales set on Halloween night: a high school principal who moonlights as a vicious serial killer; a young virgin whose quest for that special someone takes a gruesome turn; a group of teens who carry out a cruel prank with disastrous consequences; and a cantankerous old man who battles a mischievous trick-or-treating demon.
Comic-Con International credentials are required for admittance to the 4,000-seat room. Prior to the screening, Ain?t It Cool News mogul Harry Knowles will moderate a panel featuring Dougherty (Superman Returns, X2) and members of the cast. The movies stars Anna Paquin (True Blood, X-Men), Tahmoh Penikett (Battlestar Galactica, Dollhouse) and Brian Cox (The Bourne Identity, X2).
A collection of creepy stories that mixes fun with fear, candy with poison, and laughter with screams, the critically-acclaimed Trick 'r Treat will be released on Blu-Ray? Hi-Def and DVD and On Demand by Warner Home Video in October 2009.