Michael Dougherty’s TRICK ‘R TREAT Celebrating 15th Anniversary At Beyond Fest On October 1st
Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures have announced a special free screening of “Trick ‘r Treat” directed by Michael Dougherty (“Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” “Krampus”), as part of this year’s edition of Beyond Fest. The celebratory screening is scheduled to take place at the Hollywood Legion Theater in Los Angeles on Saturday, October 1st and will serve as the kickoff to the Halloween staple’s first ever theatrical run in more than 850 movie theaters across the U.S. and Canada this October.
In addition to providing the film’s loyal fandom with a premium opportunity to see “Trick ‘r Treat” on the big screen, the festival will also host an exclusive Q&A with director Michael Dougherty following the screening as well as a few welcome but “Sam” approved treats for those who obey the rules of Halloween.
Over the course of the past 15 years, “Trick ‘r Treat” has catapulted itself into the hearts of horror fans across the globe and become a bonified holiday classic. The iconic “Sam” character and his nefarious bag of tricks has even gone on to become one of the highest-grossing IP in Halloween stores nationwide, making him the unofficial mascot of the holiday in homes across the U.S.
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 the residents of a small-town, played by Anna Paquin (the “X-Men” films, “Flack”) Brian Cox (“Succession”), Dylan Baker (“The Resort”) and Leslie Bibb (the “Iron Man” films) are about to be taught a terrifying lesson that some traditions are best not forgotten.
“The 15th Anniversary marks the second time that we’ve screened ‘Trick ‘r Treat’ at our Festival, with the first being one of the most successful screenings in our history,” said Christian Parkes, Co-founder of Beyond Fest. “We couldn’t be happier to bring the film back to the fans and to celebrate the work of this amazing cast and its filmmakers.”
Director Michael Dougherty added, “Helping Sam rise from the pumpkin patch has always been one of my greatest joys, and I couldn’t be happier to be doing it once more at Beyond Fest before finally unleashing Sam in theaters, where he was always meant to be seen. Muhahaha.”
Tickets for the Beyond Fest screening of “Trick ‘r Treat” are FREE. Guests can RSVP for seating while supplies last, exclusively at americancinematheque.com beginning on September 27th.