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Screamfest Starts With TRICK

By Associate News Editor     September 17, 2008
Source: Variety


Lauren Lee Smith in TRICK 'R TREAT.
© Warner Bros. Pictures

Director Michael Dougherty's TRICK 'R TREAT will kick off the Screamfest Horror Film Fest on October 10th.

The horror comedy  is a tale of gore and mayhem set in a small town on Halloween night. Anna Paquin, Dylan Baker, Leslie Bibb, Lauren Lee Smith, Tahmoh Penikett and Brian Cox star.  Bryan Singer, Alex Garcia and Dan Harris produced.

Dougherty will be on hand for a Q&A session after the screening.

The festival runs from October 10th through the19th at Mann's Grauman's Chinese 6 Theaters in Hollywood.

Description:  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.

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