Seasons Greetings from Trick R Treat

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I rewatched Trick ‘R Treat today, mostly because Sean Hartter and VicSage had posted about it. I liked it a little better this time, though I still am disappointed with some of the flaws (none of the characters are likeable! If you want me to root for them, not against them, you have to make them likeable!). I liked even better the little short I found in the Special Features section. I don’t know how I missed this last year, but it is really awesome, all the more so because it is completely un-computer animated. This is all old school animation, very beautiful old school animation. There’s also some blood in it is well. The blood on Sam’s face at the end is real blood from director Michael Dougherty. Enjoy!


5 Responses to Seasons Greetings from Trick R Treat

  1. VicSage says:

    Doug, this is a fantastic short by Michael Dougherty! I happened to stumble across this short just a little before the movie was originally planned to be released to movie theaters…though we all know how that plan turned out. :(

    I really have enjoyed the shorts starring Sam that Fear Net has been producing, some of them helmed by Michael Dougherty himself…but I wish that the WB would let him either do more films in the Trick R’ Treat mythos or let him at least do animated fare like you’ve posted. :)

  2. Doug says:

    Sam is no doubt the best thing about that movie, and I would love to see more with him. I wish he hadn’t been unmasked, but then again, I’m glad he was so that if there are any sequels his look can be established by his creator, not whoever gets handed the property later. He’s just a guy who believes in Halloween and kills those who don’t with a child-like innocence. It’s really creepy and cool.

  3. vinvectrex says:

    I just watched the movie for the first time today, thanks to discovering it here on the site. Not sure how I missed it before. Didn’t absolutely love it, but found it 83 minutes well spent.

  4. Love Trick r Treat and can’t wait to watch again this year. And yeah, would love for more adventures with Sam!

  5. And I agree – Sam would have been creepier had he never, ever been unmasked. Oh well. I still love the little dude.

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