Yep, it appears Mike Dougherty’s Trick ‘r Treat still resides within the halls of Warner Bros. Word came down via some updated publicity info sent out to the press this afternoon. This contradicts previous reports here on Shock, and elsewhere, that the film was “dumped” by the studio. So, the good news is: The film still has a home. The question still remains, however: When is it coming out? That’s the great mystery of the universe.
 
Trick ‘r Treat has been long delayed and has been due for release on Halloween for the past two years. Does this mean that we will finally see it this Halloween? Warners originally dropped the film off their release schedule inexplicably following a raptuous reception at Comic last year by many a fanboy. The trailer was featured on the 300 dvd and the combination of a truly creepy and traditional horror film along with an excellent character actor cast seemed to suggest we were in for something special.
 
Then following its pulling from release Warners reputedly dropped the film altogether with buzz circulating that the film was searching for a new distributor, but now with this news that the film still in fact is being released by Warners. Maybe the truth is that they are simply biding their time to release for optimal performance, the problem is the last 4 (possibly 5) Halloween releases have been dominated by a certain Saw franchise. Is the Saw bubble ready to burst and make way for Trick ‘r Treat….I certainly hope so!

Written and directed by Dougherty (writer of X2 and Superman Returns), this patchwork of four horror stories woven around Halloween, here is the official synopsis,

It is said that Halloween is the night when the dead rise to walk among us and other unspeakable things roam free. The rituals of All Hallows Eve were devised to protect us from their evil mischief, and one small town is about to be taught a terrifying lesson that some traditions are best not forgotten. Nothing is what it seems when a suburban couple learns the dangers of blowing out a Jack-o-Lantern before midnight; four women cross paths with a costumed stalker at a local festival; a group of pranksters goes too far and discovers the horrifying truth buried in a local legend; and a cantankerous old hermit is visited by a strange trick-or-treater with a few bones to pick. Costumes and candy, ghouls and goblins, monsters and mayhem… the tricks and treats of Halloween turn deadly as strange creatures of every variety-human and otherwise-try to survive the scariest night of the year. Written by Warner Bros. Pictures

It stars Brian Cox, Leslie Bibb, Dylan Baker, Rochelle Aytes, Anna Paquin, Moneca Delain and Lauren Lee Smith, and is produced by Bryan Singer (X-Men, Valkyrie).

Check out the fastastically creepy poster above and the trailer here (though who knows, the film may well have been recut or changed by now) I strongly suggest you get behind this one guys, when we finally see it I think we could well be in for something special despite the delays.

More news as i get it, as I for one am greatly looking forwards to this one.

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