History Film / TrickRTreat

19th Dec '17 8:50:49 PM DynastiNoble
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* BedsheetGhost: Sam wears a white bedsheet over his head to scare and kill Emma before he slits her throat and dismembers her.
10th Dec '17 4:45:38 PM nombretomado
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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 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''.''WebAnimation/DrTran''. ''Trick 'r Treat'' was originally slated for a theatrical release in 2007, but was held up until a DVD release in 2009.
31st Oct '17 9:49:26 PM Elyana
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* CallForward: When the clock rewinds to Mr. Kreeg's misadventure, one of the trick-or-treaters is [[spoiler:wearing the same costume as the boy Watkins beats to death with a shovel near the start of the movie.]]
24th Oct '17 11:46:03 PM Linda58
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* OnceMoreWithClarity: The opening sequence is shown again at the end of the movie, and the scenes now make a lot more sense.
** During Steven's story he briefly sees Mr. Kreeg pounding on his window trying to get his attention, only to mutter "Screw you" and ignore him. In Mr. Kreeg's story we learn ''why'' he was doing so.
24th Oct '17 11:37:12 PM Linda58
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* RazorApples: While there's no literal example, Steven uses poison ("Always check your candy!"), and Sam uses a razor blade inside a chocolate bar as a weapon. If you look closely, you'll notice he was given that same chocolate bar by Steven, so it's quite possible that Steven put the blade there.

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* RazorApples: While there's no literal example, Steven uses poison ("Always check your candy!"), and Sam uses a razor blade inside a chocolate bar as a weapon. If you look closely, you'll notice he was given that same chocolate bar by Steven, so it's quite possible that Steven put the blade there. Also, as a nod to this trope, [[spoiler:when Mr Kreeg falls down the stairs, they're littered with hypodermic needles, straight pins, shards of glass, razor blades and candy.]]
24th Oct '17 11:32:26 PM Linda58
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* CreepyChild: Sam and the school bus kids.

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* CreepyChild: Sam (who isn't really a child) and the school bus kids.
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.
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