Director/writerÂ Michael Doughertyâ€™sÂ creepy, darkly comic celebration of the scariest night of the year â€“ Trick â€˜r TreatÂ â€“ 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 â€˜r TreatÂ takes theÂ Creepshow/Tales from the CryptÂ 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,Â Ainâ€™t It Cool NewsÂ mogulÂ Harry KnowlesÂ will moderate a panel featuring Dougherty (Superman Returns, X2) and members of the cast. The movies stars Anna PaquinÂ (True Blood, X-Men),Â Tahmoh PenikettÂ (Battlestar Galactica, Dollhouse) andÂ Brian CoxÂ (The Bourne Identity, X2).
A collection of creepy stories that mixes fun with fear, candy with poison, and laughter with screams,Â the critically-acclaimedÂ Trick ‘r TreatÂ will be releasedÂ on Blu-Rayâ„¢ Hi-Def andÂ DVD and On Demand by Warner Home Video in October 2009.