Good news for Los Angeles based fans of the cult horror favorite Trick ‘R Treat – a very special, one night only, screening of the film is happening at the beautiful Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood on Monday, October 28.
The event promises to be a star-studded affair – the entire cast will be on hand (even Quinn Lord, who played Sam, the tiny killer), as well as writer/director Michael Dougherty. Plus, there’s going to be a panel directly after the screening hosted by Seth Green. If you’re not in Los Angeles, but you would like to partake in the festivities, Legendary Pictures (Nerdist’s parent company) has got you covered: They’re going to be live-streaming the entire night on their Facebook page.
For those not familiar with the film, Trick ‘R Treat was the directorial debut of Dougherty, best know as one of the writers of X-Men 2; however, the film was never released in theaters. The highly anticipated movie was eventually released on DVD to a feverish cult audience. The film is an anthology of horror shorts, all tied together by the appearance of Sam, a murderous trick ‘r treater in a ratty orange costume with a burlap sack over his head.
Details and links can be found at the bottom of the official press release below:
LEGENDARY ANNOUNCES CAST ATTENDEES FOR SCREENING AND PANEL OF THE CULT CLASSIC
TRICK ‘R TREAT
AT THE EGYPTIAN THEATRE IN HOLLYWOOD
Dylan Baker and Brian Cox Join Director Michael Dougherty To Headline The Event; Actor Seth Green Will Serve As Moderator
Entire night to be Live-Streamed on Legendary’s Facebook Page
The pieces are all falling into place for a special night at the Egyptian Theatre on October 28. Legendary Pictures has announced that all of the key cast members of the cult horror classic Trick ‘r Treat will be in attendance for the one night only theatrical screening of the movie and subsequent panel, which is slated to close Beyond Fest. Dylan Baker and Brian Cox will join Director Michael Dougherty to headline the event. Also slated to attend are Quinn Lord, who played the horror icon Sam in the movie along with Jean-Luc Bilodeau. Moderating the panel will be actor Seth Green (Dads, Robot Chicken). Additionally, other surprise guests are expected to attend.
Tickets for the Trick ‘r Treat screening and panel are available at the Legendary and Trick ‘r Treat official Facebook pages. For those who will not be able to attend in person, both the showing of the film and the panel will be live-streamed nationally on Legendary’s Facebook page at facebook.com/legendary.
More announcements surrounding this event will be made in upcoming days.
THE STORY OF TRICK ‘R TREAT
Although never released in theaters, Trick ‘r Treat became a cult classic through its release on DVD, digital platforms, and extensive play in festivals. Additionally, the film received rave reviews for its originality and ambition. The passage of time has not diminished the fan fervor for this horror classic, which continues to achieve a life of its own with each new technology, but has never been seen in theaters – until now.
Dougherty’s story takes place in a small Ohio town on All Hallows Eve where four interwoven tales – including a high-school principal who moonlights as a vicious serial killer, a college-age virgin who’s saving herself for that special someone, a woman whose hatred of Halloween is only exceeded by her husband’s love of the mischievous holiday, and a callous group of teens who carry out an unforgivably cruel prank – delivers the kind of chills that can only occur on the darkest day of the year.
Have you seen Trick ‘R Treat? Live in L.A. and plan on going? Want to express frustrations over not being able to attend? That’s what the comments are for!