Characters / Trick 'r Treat

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Sam

Played By: Quinn Lord

A strange young trick-or-treater wearing a flour sack mask and orange pyjamas, Sam appears throughout the film without much purpose. He originally appeared in Michael Dougherty's short "Seasons Greetings". However, it becomes clear there's more to Sam than there appears. He is revealed to be the Spirit of Halloween, laying the law down on those who break the rules of Halloween (wear a costume, give out candy, never extinguish a jack o'lantern before midnight) with killing intent and revealed to be an Improbable Weapon User and a Killer Rabbit. His fight with Mr. Kreeg reveals him to be a pumpkin-headed demon of sorts, hence why he wears the mask.

  • All Hallows' Eve: What he exists for.
  • Awesome Backpack: Sam carries a sack around with him which contains candy and weapons.
  • Anti-Hero: He's not a villain, but if you disrespect Halloween, you do so at your own peril.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Sam appears to be a regular innocent trick-or-treater. Guess again.
  • Blue and Orange Morality: Sam attacks those who break the rules of Halloween and peacefully interacts with those who obey them. He even spares Kreeg for following the rule he broke.
  • Ceiling Cling: This proves that Sam's not human.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Appears in very minor roles throughout the segments, but eventually is revealed to be the spirit of Halloween itself.
  • Creepy Child: Much shorter than any of the adult characters (and some of the kids, for that matter), he presents himself as a young trick-or-treater in a very, very creepy mask.
  • Cute and Psycho: There is something infantile and childish about the way he behaves (whilst not killing people, anyway)
  • Did You Just Have Tea With Cthulhu: Steven, Rhonda and Mr. Kreeg to an extent share this trope with him, Steven and Mr. Kreeg giving him candy whilst Rhonda pretty much worships Samhain (the original form of Halloween). He also observes the werewolves' surprise party.
  • The Dog Bites Back: The FEARnet "Back to School" video has Sam kill a group of kids who bullied him at the bus stop.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Over ten years before the film in the short film Season's Greetings.
  • Eldritch Abomination: ''Days of the Dead" takes him into this territory.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Despite not talking and generally causing several deaths in the movie, he will leave people alone if they follow Halloween tradition and did look a bit setback in The School Bus Massacre Revisited in comparison to Surprise Party.
  • Giggling Villain: Only ever giggles or screams, in fact.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: He is present in all segments, but only has an active role in one. Helps that he is the spirit of Halloween, so he's not technically a villain and more of a neutral entity that only attacks certain people for certain reasons.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Sam carries a sack of candy with him...which he uses as weapons. He attacks Kreeg with a razor blade in a chocolate bar, and then turns a lollipop into bladed weapon which he uses to kill Emma.
  • Ironic Nursery Tune: "Give me something good to eat..."
  • Kick the Dog: Literally. It's implied he harms Mr. Kreeg's attack dog.
  • Kids Are Cruel: But only if people break or ignore the rules of Halloween.
  • Killer Rabbit: Actually played for laughs in an Easter trailer promoting FEARnet's future 24 hour marathon of the film.
  • Little Mister Almighty: The Anthropomorphic Personification of Halloween is a young trick-or-treater who (in the FEARnet promos) still goes to school.
  • Meaningful Name: Sam is actually short for "Samhain", the Celtic god of death and harvest, and the original form of Halloween. Even more meaningful when he is the spirit of Halloween.
  • Never Hurt an Innocent: "Innocent" as in those who obey the rules of Halloween.
  • Nightmare Face: Sam's face is really a skull-like pumpkin head.
  • Nigh Invulnerable: He can survive having a bullet blown through his head.
  • Pet the Dog: In some of the FEARnet promos but especially the Father's Day and Winter short.
    • He also gives Rhonda some non-verbal approval at the end of The School Bus Massacre Revisited.

    Main Characters in "The Principal" 

Principal Steven Wilkins

Played By: Dylan Baker

A seemingly innocent school principal who loves Halloween, Steven Wilkins actually hates those who disrespect the customs of Halloween and kills those who break the rules. He has a son, Billy, who appears to be molding into his Daddy's Little Villain. He later moonlights as a vampire-like man wearing a hooded cloak, and stalks Laurie. Unfortunately, this doesn't go well when Laurie is revealed to be a werewolf wanting her first kill, and Steven is the unlucky victim.

Billy Wilkins

Played By: Connor Christopher Levins

Billy is Steven's loud, but beloved child who loves spending time with his father, particularly on Halloween. He is very enthusiastic about carving the jack o'lantern, actually Charlie's severed head. He also considers Charlie Brown to be an asshole.

Charlie

Played By: Brett Kelly

A Fat Bastard kid who uses Halloween to cause mischief and steal candy, even though he's diabetic. His attempt to steal candy from Steven's porch results in Steven poisoning him. His head is then removed and used as a jack o'lantern.

  • The Bully: He's so hated that Sam flips him off in a deleted scene.

    Main Characters in "The School Bus Massacre Revisited" 

Macy

Played By: Britt McKillip

  • Deadly Prank: Her prank on Rhonda works too well, causing everyone to briefly worry they may have accidentally killed her.
  • Lack of Empathy: She has no remorse for her cruel prank on Rhonda like Schrader does, or even unease like Sara and Chip do. She is completely cold-hearted.

Schrader

Played By: Jean-Luc Bilodeau

  • My God, What Have I Done?: He's the only one to genuinely feel bad for what he and his friends did to Rhonda. He even stays with her for a while to comfort her, though Sara and Chip look uncomfortable as well. It's not enough to save him though.
  • Nice Guy: Friendly to Rhonda and seems to genuinely like her, but ultimately, not nice enough.

Sara

Played By: Isabelle Deluce

Chip

Played By: Alberto Ghisi

  • Pirate: His Halloween costume is that of a stereotypical pirate.
  • Smarter Than You Look: It is subtly implied that he has caught onto Steven Wilkins' murder, judging by his unsettlement towards him. However Chip is still the youngest and most naive of the bullies.

Rhonda

Played By: Samm Todd

  • The Cloud Cuckoo Lander Was Right: Her interest in Halloween lore and superstitions probably saved her life.
  • Cute Witch: Her costume.
  • Deadly Prank: She's the target, although it's subverted since she just hit her head against a rock. She survives. The only one of the children to, in fact.
  • Idiot Savant: What the other kids call her, although they don't really have any idea what's "wrong" with her.

The School Bus Kids

Eight disturbed children who were sent to their watery deaths thirty years ago. They are brought back from the dead by Sam to exact their Ghostly Goals on Halloween.

    Main Characters in "Surprise Party" 

Laurie

Played By: Anna Paquin

A young, pretty girl Laurie wishes to spend this Halloween trying to have her "first time". She's accompanied by her older sister Danielle, and two other friends, who are all going to a party together. She spends much of the film wandering around dressed as Little Red Riding Hood until she attacked by a vampire, actually Steven. However, she turns the tables on him and reveals she is in fact a werewolf and her first time is actually killing and eating a man.

Danielle

Played By: Lauren Lee Smith

  • Big Sister Instinct: She's concerned for Laurie's safety, and is furious when she finds out Wilkins tried to attack her.
  • Cinderella: Her costume is a dead ringer for the Disney animated classic, right down to her hairstyle.
  • Cool Big Sis: She's close to Laurie and tries to look out for her.

Maria

Played By: Rochelle Aytes

  • The Schlub Pub Seduction Deduction: The gang of girlfriends lure men into the forest and then eat them after stripping off their clothes and skin!
  • Snow White: Again, her costume is a duplicate of the Disney animated classic version.

Janet

Played By: Moneca Delain

    Main Characters in "Meet Sam" 

Mr. Kreeg

Played By: Brian Cox

Steven's neighbour, an aging Jerkass recluse with a Dark and Troubled Past. He has an Angry Guard Dog named Spite (seriously), and arms himself with a shotgun if there's trouble. In the film, Mr. Kreeg hates Halloween and gets an unwelcome visit from Sam, resulting into a Hopeless Boss Fight with the supernatural child. It is revealed that he is the bus driver who planned on driving eight insane children to their deaths thirty or so years ago, being the only survivor after the school bus the kids were on was accidentally driven into a lake by one of the scared children. Mr. Kreeg survives his encounter with Sam, but is later visited by the undead bus children who kill him.

  • Angry Guard Dog: He has a small dog named Spite.
  • Asshole Victim: He accepted a bribe to murder eight children. Years later, those children murder him. Yeah, he had it coming.
  • Badass Grandpa: He puts up a good fight against Sam, despite falling down a flight of stairs, and getting glass stuck in his hands.
  • Chekhov's Gun: The chocolate bar Mr. Kreeg puts down before Sam arrives saves his life.
    • A more literal example is his early reference to owning a shotgun. Of course, the shotgun later is used to fight Sam.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: The reason why he is a shut-in and hates Halloween.
  • The Driver: Of the bus kids.
  • Jerkass: He is not a nice man.
  • Redemption Equals Death: After surviving his encounter with Sam, he ends up getting a new appreciation for the Halloween and begins following its rules... only for the the victims of the school bus incident that he drove to arrive on his front doorstep and tear him to pieces later on that night.
  • Shotguns Are Just Better: "I've got an NRA membership in my pocket, and a shotgun over the fireplace!"

    Other Characters 

Emma and Henry

Played By: Leslie Bibb & Tahmoh Penikett

A loving couple who have an unpleasant Halloween with their various run-ins with the other characters, plus Emma wearing a bulky robot costume. Returning home, Henry runs inside to watch a sex tape whilst Emma clears up the Halloween decorations before midnight, resulting in Sam paying her a visit and killing her by slashing her throat with a broken lollipop.

  • Continuity Cameo: Emma and Henry appear throughout the film, often helping to establish continuity in the Anachronic Order.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Since Emma is chronologically the last person to die in the film, Sam is so annoyed at this point with rulebreakers that he slashes her throat and then cuts her body up and hangs it on display about the garden.
  • Dead Star Walking: Emma dies before the opening credits, although chronologically she's the last casualty of the night.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Especially compared to the other characters, Emma's only crime appears to be that she tried to put away the decorations too early. She just had the misfortune of doing so in front of Sam after Sam was already having a rather stressful night.
  • Lazy Husband: Apparently he sleeps for half the day, plays video games for the other, and likes watching sex tapes.
  • Robot Girl: Invoked, but she's only wearing a costume.

Shadow Man

A mysterious man shrouded in darkness who stalks Sam in the short Season's Greetings. He follows Sam into an alley way, and appears to beat him up. That is until Sam emerges carrying the man in his sack. Does not appear in the film proper, but is featured in the Season's Greetings short.

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