This one night only event will close Beyond Fest and will even feature Quinn Lord, who played “Sam” in the film. We know the majority of you won’t be able to attend this screening but the good news is, the panel will be live-streamed nationally on Legendary’s Facebook page.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with the story of “Trick ‘R Treat,” here is what the press release had to say:
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.
For more detailed information, you can check out Aaron Sagers’ piece that discusses not only the theatrical screening, but also features an insightful interview with Dougherty.