History Film / TrickRTreat

18th Aug '17 8:56:08 PM Angeldeb82
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''Trick 'r Treat'' is an {{anthology}} horror movie that was [[ScrewedByTheNetwork Screwed By The Studio]]. It was produced by Creator/BryanSinger and directed by Michael Dougherty, and developed from Dougherty's 1996 animated short, ''Season's Greetings''. The conceptual designer was Breehn Burns, co-creator of ''DrTran''. ''Trick 'r Treat'' was originally slated for a theatrical release in 2007, but was held up until a DVD release in 2009.

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''Trick 'r Treat'' is an {{anthology}} horror movie that was [[ScrewedByTheNetwork Screwed By The by the Studio]]. It was produced by Creator/BryanSinger and directed by Michael Dougherty, and developed from Dougherty's 1996 animated short, ''Season's Greetings''. The conceptual designer was Breehn Burns, co-creator of ''DrTran''. ''Trick 'r Treat'' was originally slated for a theatrical release in 2007, but was held up until a DVD release in 2009.



* BigBadEnsemble: Sam, [[spoiler: the spirit of Halloween enforcing its rules]]. Mr. Kreeg, a Halloween-hating cranky old man [[spoiler: who is responsible for the deaths of a number of children.]] And Steven Wilkins, a SerialKiller who was terrorizing trick or treaters throughout the film.

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* BigBadEnsemble: Sam, [[spoiler: the spirit of Halloween enforcing its rules]]. Mr. Kreeg, a Halloween-hating cranky old man [[spoiler: who is responsible for the deaths of a number of children.]] children]]. And Steven Wilkins, a SerialKiller who was terrorizing trick or treaters throughout the film.



* DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu: Once [[spoiler: Sam's]] true nature is revealed, every time in which a character interacts peacefully with him comes across as this.



* DidYouJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu: Once [[spoiler: Sam's]] true nature is revealed, every time in which a character interacts peacefully with him comes across as this.



* FanService / FanDisservice: Laurie's friends disrobe before... [[spoiler:removing their skin and sprouting hair, although it may sill be FanService [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom for some]] people]].

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* FanService {{Fanservice}} / FanDisservice: Laurie's friends disrobe before... [[spoiler:removing their skin and sprouting hair, although it may sill still be FanService {{Fanservice}} [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom for some]] people]].



'''Danielle:''' No Janet, Tampa was two years ago, I remember because you puked doing a guy in his pickup truck.\\
'''Janet:''' [[IncrediblyLamePun I ate some bad Mexican]], and it was a jeep.\\

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'''Danielle:''' No No, Janet, Tampa was two years ago, I remember because you puked doing a guy in his pickup truck.\\
'''Janet:''' [[IncrediblyLamePun [[{{Pun}} I ate some bad Mexican]], and it was a jeep.\\



** Also, a colourized version of the original ''Film/HouseOnHauntedHill1959'' is playing on TV in one scene, along with ''ScoobyDoo on Zombie Island''.

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** Also, a colourized version of the original ''Film/HouseOnHauntedHill1959'' is playing on TV in one scene, along with ''ScoobyDoo ''Westernanimation/ScoobyDoo on Zombie Island''.



* JerkAss: Mr. Kreeg.
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Sam and the werewolves]] assuming their other victims weren't [[AssholeVictim assholes]].

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* JerkAss: {{Jerkass}}: Mr. Kreeg.
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Sam and the werewolves]] assuming their other victims weren't [[AssholeVictim assholes]].{{asshole|Victim}}s.



* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler: The child killing principal is [[AlwaysABiggerFish devoured by werewolves.]]]]

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* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler: The child killing principal is [[AlwaysABiggerFish devoured by werewolves.]]]]werewolves]].]]



** Sam is strongly implied to be short for Samhain, the Celtic god of death and the harvest. Samhain is actually [[ItsPronouncedTropay pronounced something akin to 'sah-win,']] but given that Rhonda uses the proper pronunciation, they most likely knew and took ArtisticLicense with the nickname.
** Kreeg is an obvious homonym for "Krieg", the German word for war or conflict. It's of course Mr. Kreeg that [[spoiler: battles with Sam.]]

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** Sam is strongly implied to be short for Samhain, the Celtic god of death and the harvest. Samhain is actually [[ItsPronouncedTropay [[ItIsPronouncedTroPAY pronounced something akin to 'sah-win,']] 'sah-win']], but given that Rhonda uses the proper pronunciation, they most likely knew and took ArtisticLicense with the nickname.
** Kreeg is an obvious homonym for "Krieg", the German word for war or conflict. It's of course Mr. Kreeg that [[spoiler: battles with Sam.]]Sam]].



* NoodleIncident: On one of the [[spoiler:werewolf pack]]'s previous hunts, a chosen victim evidently [[spoiler:turned out to be a woman. And got devoured anyway.]]
* NighInvulnerable: Sam.

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* NoodleIncident: On one of the [[spoiler:werewolf pack]]'s previous hunts, a chosen victim evidently [[spoiler:turned out to be a woman. And got devoured anyway.]]
anyway]].
* NighInvulnerable: NighInvulnerability: Sam.



* PullingThemselvesTogether: [[spoiler:Sam, after Kreeg dismembers him with buckshot]].

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* PullingThemselvesTogether: [[spoiler:Sam, after Kreeg dismembers him with buckshot]].buckshot.]]
28th Jul '17 12:52:27 PM Jackie-Chaos-Bunny
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* {{Foreshadowing}}/ RewatchBonus: Go back and listen to the conversation of the werewolf girls as they're trying on their costumes for the first time, and [[TheReveal now with the knowledge that they're werewolves]] and their conversation [[DoubleEntendre takes on whole new meaning.]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}/ RewatchBonus: Go back and listen to the conversation of the werewolf girls Laurie, Danielle, Maria, and Janet as they're trying on their costumes for the first time, and [[TheReveal [[spoiler:[[TheReveal now with the knowledge that they're werewolves]] werewolves]]]] and their conversation [[DoubleEntendre takes on whole new meaning.]]


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** Also, when Laurie refuses to come out of the dressing room because she's embarrassed of her costume.
-->'''Danielle:''' Open the door, or we'll huff, and we'll puff...
14th May '17 7:54:02 PM Red-Dead-Redeemer
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-->'''Laurie''': I don't know why we drove out here when there are perfectly good guys in the city.
-->'''Janet''': Fresh meat.
-->'''Maria''': It's what we do every Halloween, Laurie.
-->'''Laurie''': Whatever happened to Trick or Treating?
-->'''Maria''': Puberty.
-->'''Janet''': Last year we were in Tampa.
-->'''Maria''': And we went as sexy nurses.
-->'''Danielle''': No Janet, Tampa was two years ago, I remember because you puked doing a guy in his pickup truck.
-->'''Janet''': [[IncrediblyLamePun I ate some bad Mexican]], and it was a jeep.
-->'''Danielle''': Last year was San Diego. We dressed as sailors and ended up with sailors.
-->'''Janet''': Yeah, and Maria's sailor was a girl.
-->'''Maria''': So what, she had a nice ass! [[ImAHumanitarian It all tastes the same to me anyway...]]

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-->'''Laurie''': I don't know why we drove out here when there are perfectly good guys in the city.
-->'''Janet''':
city.\\
'''Janet:'''
Fresh meat.
-->'''Maria''':
meat.\\
'''Maria:'''
It's what we do every Halloween, Laurie.
-->'''Laurie''':
Laurie.\\
'''Laurie:'''
Whatever happened to Trick or Treating?
-->'''Maria''': Puberty.
-->'''Janet''':
Treating?\\
'''Maria:''' Puberty.\\
'''Janet:'''
Last year we were in Tampa.
-->'''Maria''':
Tampa.\\
'''Maria:'''
And we went as sexy nurses.
-->'''Danielle''':
nurses.\\
'''Danielle:'''
No Janet, Tampa was two years ago, I remember because you puked doing a guy in his pickup truck.
-->'''Janet''':
truck.\\
'''Janet:'''
[[IncrediblyLamePun I ate some bad Mexican]], and it was a jeep.
-->'''Danielle''':
jeep.\\
'''Danielle:'''
Last year was San Diego. We dressed as sailors and ended up with sailors.
-->'''Janet''':
sailors.\\
'''Janet:'''
Yeah, and Maria's sailor was a girl.
-->'''Maria''':
girl.\\
'''Maria:'''
So what, she had a nice ass! [[ImAHumanitarian It all tastes the same to me anyway...]]



-->'''Janet:''' She's a big girl. She can take care of herself.
-->'''Danielle:''' I wish that were true. Mom always said she was the runt of the litter.

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-->'''Janet:''' She's a big girl. She can take care of herself.
-->'''Danielle:'''
herself.\\
'''Danielle:'''
I wish that were true. Mom always said she was the runt of the litter.



* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent: half the movie has these to hint how most stories are happening simultanously.

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* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent: half the movie has these to hint how most stories are happening simultanously.simultaneously.



** Sam can occassionally be seen walking somewhere in the background.

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** Sam can occassionally occasionally be seen walking somewhere in the background.



* NeurodiversityIsSupernatural: Either Rhonda, the autistic girl, is completely oblivious to the supernatural, or she's so aware of it that she takes it for granted. There does, however, seem to be more evidence for the latter (ie she knows that jack o'lanterns can protect you if they remain lit).

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* NeurodiversityIsSupernatural: Either Rhonda, the autistic girl, is completely oblivious to the supernatural, or she's so aware of it that she takes it for granted. There does, however, seem to be more evidence for the latter (ie (IE she knows that jack o'lanterns can protect you if they remain lit).



* RecurringExtra: The three kids dressed as clowns, who can be very helpful in establishing the film's AnachronicOrder. Sam starts out as one of these, too.



* YuppieCouple: The three kids dressed as clowns, who can be very helpful in establishing the film's AnachronicOrder. Sam starts out as one of these, too.
12th Feb '17 6:53:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* An elderly curmudgeon (BrianCox) with a DarkAndTroubledPast attempts to get through the night without acknowledging that it's Halloween.

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* An elderly curmudgeon (BrianCox) (Creator/BrianCox) with a DarkAndTroubledPast attempts to get through the night without acknowledging that it's Halloween.
8th Jan '17 7:15:48 AM SeptimusHeap
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* FinalGirl: Laurie has many aspects of this, being named, as she is, after the FinalGirl in ''Film/{{Halloween 1978}}''. She's even got the Little Red Riding Hood costume, which is, of course, [[FreudWasRight symbolic of virginity]]. In the end, however, [[spoiler: she and all her friends survive. And they were never really in any danger at all. She and her friends also kill the SerialKiller terrorizing the town.]]

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* FinalGirl: Laurie has many aspects of this, being named, as she is, after the FinalGirl in ''Film/{{Halloween 1978}}''. She's even got the Little Red Riding Hood costume, which is, of course, [[FreudWasRight symbolic of virginity]].virginity. In the end, however, [[spoiler: she and all her friends survive. And they were never really in any danger at all. She and her friends also kill the SerialKiller terrorizing the town.]]
30th Dec '16 10:48:10 AM Gregzilla
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* AngryGuardDog: Mr. Kreeg's pit bull, Spite. No really, his name is Spite.

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* AngryGuardDog: Mr. Kreeg's pit bull, Spite. No really, his name is Spite.[[MeaningfulName Spite]].
28th Dec '16 9:00:29 AM MoonByte
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Added DiffLines:

** The three clown teens can be seen on the regular, being the best display to figure out the order of events based on where they are when.
28th Dec '16 8:55:33 AM MoonByte
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* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent / CeilingCling: Sam approaches Mr. Krieg across the ceiling.

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* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent / MeaningfulBackgroundEvent: half the movie has these to hint how most stories are happening simultanously.
**
CeilingCling: Sam approaches Mr. Krieg across the ceiling.ceiling.
** Wilkins is unknowingly spectator to Kreeg's fight.
** The [[spoiler: werewolf]] girls can be seen as Wilkins has a little make out session.
** Rhonda is walking in the background with her cart a few times.
** Sam can occassionally be seen walking somewhere in the background.
** [[spoiler: The dead children]] can be seen at the very beginning, going to/coming from Kreeg.
1st Nov '16 6:36:36 AM rufusluciusivan
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* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Sam and the werewolves]]

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* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Sam and the werewolves]]werewolves]] assuming their other victims weren't [[AssholeVictim assholes]].
11th Oct '16 2:31:46 PM LadyYuki
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* SexAsRiteOfPassage: Laurie is teased by her friends and sister for being a virgin at 22 and wanting her first time to be special. It turns out that [[spoiler:her "virginity" pertains to killing and eating a man since they're all werewolves, not sex]].

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* SexAsRiteOfPassage: Laurie is teased by her friends and sister for being a virgin at 22 and wanting her first time to be special. It turns out that [[spoiler:her "virginity" pertains [[spoiler:they're not referring to sex at all, but the killing and eating a man since they're all werewolves, not sex]].of men]].



* StabTheSalad: A rare example where the "innocent" reveal isn't really much better than what we had first assumed.

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* StabTheSalad: A rare example where the "innocent" reveal isn't really much better than what we had first assumed.the initial assumption.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Spite, Mr.Keeg's dog. It goes upstairs and finds Sam and is hurt by Sam. We never see the dog again after this and there's no way of knowing if its dead or not.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Spite, Mr.Keeg's dog. It goes upstairs and finds Sam and is hurt by Sam. We never see the Mr. Kreeg's dog Spite isn't seen again after this and there's no way of knowing if its dead or not.being attacked by Sam.
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