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Check Out The New DVD/BD Art For Michael Dougherty's Terrific TRICK 'R TREAT! Plus News On The Comic Con Panel & Screening!

Beaks here...

A word of advice to all Comic Con attendees regarding Thursday: pace yourself. For reasons that have nothing to do with the fans and everything to do with taking advantage of the Friday news cycle, most of the big ticket presentations at this year's soiree have been crammed into Day One. So do whatever you've got to do to make sure you've still got something left in the tank for 10:00 PM, because you cannot afford to miss the big screening/panel for one of the best horror films in recent memory. Michael Dougherty's supremely entertaining TRICK 'R TREAT may seem like a throwback to the anthology horror style of classics like CREEPSHOW and the Amicus TALES FROM THE CRYPT, but it's a little more cohesive than those films. I love it. And I'm really excited for the film to screen in the convention center's massive Ballroom 20 late at night with the lights out and the volume jacked up, because I can pretty much guarantee that everyone in that room is going to walk out with a new holiday classic to place alongside Carpenter's HALLOWEEN and THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS. The Comic Con schedule has the presentation/screening listed for 9:30 PM, so while I'm being told it definitely starts at 10 PM, you might want to get there on the early side just in case. The post-film panel, which is being moderated by Gunnery Sergeant Harry Knowles (one of six AICN-ers who'll be at Comic Con this year - collect them all!!!), will include Dougherty, Anna Paquin, Brian Cox and Tahmoh Penikett. Paquin will certainly attract the TRUE BLOOD horde, so, again, GET THERE EARLY! Also on Thursday, from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM, there will be an autograph signing at the WB booth. The DVD/BD will hit stores this October (exact street date TBD). The first image above will be on the cardboard cover, while the spooky second pic will be on the actual case.

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  • July 15, 2009, 1:43 p.m. CST

    woop

    by axemurder

    cant wait for this at fright fest UK

  • July 15, 2009, 1:43 p.m. CST

    oh

    by axemurder

    and first you maggot sucking fuck sticks

  • July 15, 2009, 1:45 p.m. CST

    It's about damn time...

    by McDylbot

    Can't wait to see this one... Looks awesome!

  • July 15, 2009, 1:52 p.m. CST

    That second movie poster

    by CobraKai

    Looks like a close up of Cheech's face from the story below this one.

  • July 15, 2009, 1:53 p.m. CST

    Yeah this was cool

    by Series7

    Like 2 years ago when it was suppose to come out. I still amazes me how crap like this seems to never get fucking released right, but vomit like Pink Panther 2 came off without a hitch.

  • July 15, 2009, 1:55 p.m. CST

    Theatrical release

    by dancetothebeatofthelivingdead

    Of course not, those cocksuckers! <br> <br> Oh well, at least we finally get to see it! I'm super stoked! Me personally, I would have preferred to see this over a new Saw movie but unfortunately, the studio heads don't really give a fuck about what we want as compared to what they all tell each other we want.

  • July 15, 2009, 1:57 p.m. CST

    The first cover is so much better...

    by Chewtoy

    I don't really get the point of the cardboard sleeves for DVD cases. Packaging can't get much more pointless.

  • July 15, 2009, 2:01 p.m. CST

    How awesome that they made Anna Paquin look like she's 40 on the

    by CopOnTheEdge

    She could be Joan Allen! Buy me a ticket, mom!

  • July 15, 2009, 2:04 p.m. CST

    I don't get the point of DVDs anymore

    by Series7

    Now that I am out of college I can afford cable and netflixs so I am always too busy trying to watch movies I've yet to see or that just came out, and every single fucking tv show that was ever made (thanks DVR!). I ain't got time to look back.

  • July 15, 2009, 2:05 p.m. CST

    Saw Moriarty's screening last year of this film...

    by CopOnTheEdge

    It's unreleasable as is, not due to gore but to the general idea of (semi spoiler) a nutcase killing kids that come to his door on Halloween with poisoned candy. I wonder if they FINALLY made some cuts to it, which would not only make the film better but allow it to be released. Dougherty could check his ego at the door, cut maybe 5 minutes of the film and get a wide release. He hasn't had much going on in the past two years since he shot this (three years ago now?) so maybe he should get over himself.

  • July 15, 2009, 2:21 p.m. CST

    Starring a young Robert Culp!

    by daggor

    Look at the first cover again. It's Culp, I tell ya!

  • July 15, 2009, 2:34 p.m. CST

    How long before Paquin has to fend off questions...

    by Hint_of_Smegma

    ...about her getting her tits out on True Blood...? I'm betting she gets 4 minutes grace before someone brings it up. Stoked for this on DVD, glad it's finally on its way to my grasping paws.

  • July 15, 2009, 2:39 p.m. CST

    Won't live up to the hype...

    by landosystem

    I've been hearing about this movie for too long for it to live up to all my expectations of it, but I'm still dying to see it.

  • July 15, 2009, 2:48 p.m. CST

    Dear EVERYBODY at AICN . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . after endless hype, this movie better rock my fucking world by the time I finally see it. That is all.

  • July 15, 2009, 2:50 p.m. CST

    daggor

    by RaveX

    dylan baker for bill maxwell in inevitable GAH reboot!

  • July 15, 2009, 2:50 p.m. CST

    Any OFFICIAL word on why this didn't get a theatrical release?

    by Gilkuliehe

    Seriously, I can't for the love of me figure out why they wouldn't give this a theatrical run. What the fuck, Warners.

  • July 15, 2009, 2:53 p.m. CST

    Terrible movie from a bad writer.

    by Professor_Monster

    Yet, they keep selling him on this site.

  • July 15, 2009, 3:02 p.m. CST

    This movie never got released because--

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    --modern Hollywood marketeers can't figure how to market an original film. Nobody will go see something they haven't already heard of (* see "Drag Me to Hell"). They knew they had to release it around Halloween and they were afraid of the "Saw" franchise which has owned that slot for the last five years. Also, the film is an anthology, a type of storytelling that is completely out of vogue at this time. They just didn't want to risk spending money to market it when they had no idea how to do so in the first place and felt it was a losing game to even try.

  • July 15, 2009, 3:04 p.m. CST

    ...I hope that 2nd DVD cover isn't a spoiler.

    by Mike_D

    and fuck the studio for not releasing this in theatres

  • July 15, 2009, 3:07 p.m. CST

    No Marc Price = Fail

    by Stuntcock Mike

  • July 15, 2009, 3:08 p.m. CST

    bad writer?

    by Adelai Niska

    The only things I've ever ehard of from this guy are X2(brilliant) and Superman Returns (one hour of great, an hour and a half of boring). I'd say that adds up to 3:1 ratio of good to bad so far.

  • July 15, 2009, 3:08 p.m. CST

    So that's why we get films like "Transformers 2"

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    and "G.I. Joe", and "Asteriods", and "Monopoly". Because these are things you've HEARD OF and have some attachment to. Now, it would stand to reason that most of you have heard of HALLOWEEN and many of you even enjoy the dark holiday, and might even spend 8 bucks to see a film set during that time, but it's too big a risk for the money men who right now think the only horror films people will pay to see are based on other films they've already seen.

  • July 15, 2009, 3:13 p.m. CST

    Stuntcock Mike

    by dancetothebeatofthelivingdead

    I fucking get it! Skippy 4 life, son!

  • July 15, 2009, 3:15 p.m. CST

    Still don't get....

    by InfiniteRegress

    ...why there's no theatrical release. Saw this last Halloween in LA at Manns Chinese (thanks to Moriarty) and it'd fucking awesome and needs to be seen on the big screen. Cinematography and production design are just beautiful. Still, I'll be there for the comic-con screening along with all the friends who I've bored to tears with how great it is.

  • July 15, 2009, 3:18 p.m. CST

    Also....

    by InfiniteRegress

    ....the second cover is stupid. It completely gives away the big reveal of what Sam - the little guy who appears in all the stories and torments the great Brian Cox in the finale - looks like. Happily, there are plenty more surprises in the film. Any news on what's going to be on the DVD? The animated short Season's Greetings would be an obvious inclusion, I'd imagine, given that it's sort of the seed that this film grew from.

  • July 15, 2009, 3:20 p.m. CST

    PIssed, Too - But At Least It's Coming on Blu-Ray...

    by Read and Shut Up

    ...the friggin' suits have NO IDEA how to market a movie that isn't "I STILL Don't Know What the Fuck You Went and Did Last Summer" - the douches. Still I'm thrilled I'll have a copy in my hands pretty soon.

  • July 15, 2009, 3:28 p.m. CST

    Dammit! I thought this was the Skippy film.

    by hst666

    I own the soundtrack to that one.

  • July 15, 2009, 3:35 p.m. CST

    Yeah all the AICN hype for this film

    by Series7

    I think the last time it took for a AICN hype film to finally be seen was Nightwatch. At least that was foreign.

  • July 15, 2009, 3:38 p.m. CST

    Hey look! It's Veridian Dynamics' weaponized pumpkin!

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • July 15, 2009, 3:46 p.m. CST

    DVD cover

    by Mr.FTW

    The movie posters were way better, why didn't they use one of those?

  • July 15, 2009, 4:14 p.m. CST

    Paranormal Activity

    by CHRISTIANBALES_BILEDUCT

    Now that Trick r Treat has a release date(ish) is there any word on Paranormal Activity? Every review I read said it's a creepy as fuck film but there were rumours of it being remade and it seems to have dropped off the face of the earth since then.

  • July 15, 2009, 4:16 p.m. CST

    MrMysteryGuest

    by CHRISTIANBALES_BILEDUCT

    Nice catch! We're sorry. You're welcome.

  • July 15, 2009, 4:36 p.m. CST

    bout fucking time this movie is coming out!

    by Judge Briggs

    it's been on my netflix saved list for fucking years! fuck you WB for not releasing it sooner, you re-res!

  • July 15, 2009, 4:48 p.m. CST

    I like that the eyes of poster #2 look like sphincters...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...little, puckered, glowing sphincters.

  • July 15, 2009, 4:57 p.m. CST

    Geez, that second cover screams Direct-to-DVD

    by skimn

    Z-movies always feature a close up of the creepie thingie.

  • July 15, 2009, 5:05 p.m. CST

    This movie is SO Two Thousand And Late

    by CHRISTIAN_BALE_TRASHED_MY_LIGHTS

    Uh huh.

  • July 15, 2009, 5:06 p.m. CST

    Pumpkin = Killer Klowns from Outer Space

    by vic twenty

    There's a piece of crap for ya.

  • July 15, 2009, 5:21 p.m. CST

    Who do I need to complain to?

    by darthsynn

    I'm sick of quotes on DVD covers. "The Best Film of the Year!" Why can't they put these on the back?

  • July 15, 2009, 5:24 p.m. CST

    Bale! Did you just quote Fergie??

    by skimn

    That, sir, should get you banned.

  • July 15, 2009, 5:26 p.m. CST

    Saw this last year at the AICN screening...

    by Kirbymanly

    ...and it STUNK. I could see the punchlines to the stories coming from a mile away. Lazy, lazy writing. It is not being released because it just isn't that good. Don't blame the suits...they have released FAR worse films than this before.

  • July 15, 2009, 5:29 p.m. CST

    I am overly and unhealthily excited for this movie

    by SoylentMean

    I've been waiting a long time to see it. Halloween is the most fun holiday of the year and the only one I even see the point in going all out for. Horror movie marathons are common place at my humble abode but October is Horror 24/7. I really, really hope this movie lives up to my excessive expectations because I will be buying it blind (just like Night of the Creeps).

  • July 15, 2009, 5:29 p.m. CST

    I am overly and unhealthily excited for this movie

    by SoylentMean

    I've been waiting a long time to see it. Halloween is the most fun holiday of the year and the only one I even see the point in going all out for. Horror movie marathons are common place at my humble abode but October is Horror 24/7. I really, really hope this movie lives up to my excessive expectations because I will be buying it blind (just like Night of the Creeps).

  • July 15, 2009, 5:30 p.m. CST

    And double posts are the devil

    by SoylentMean

    I should know

  • July 15, 2009, 5:34 p.m. CST

    how could WB not give this a theatrical run?

    by GLENN_THE_TOOL

    all the word of mouth i've heard about this film from screenings have been stellar. but apparently, some stuffy suit at WB had a problem with the fact that a bunch of kids die in the movie, so the got shelved. i too have an unhealtyhy obsession with all things related to Halloween, so i've been anticipating this movie's release since i heard about it roughly two years ago.

  • July 15, 2009, 5:35 p.m. CST

    How bout a fucking spoiler warning, huh?!

    by adiehardfanwithalethalweapon

    Cause if that's what the kid looks like under the hood I'm supremly pissed!

  • July 15, 2009, 5:48 p.m. CST

    they just gave away a plot point

    by Jesiah

    .....in that dvd cover. Kind of obvious without seeing it that's what would happen, but they should have at least TRIED to keep it a surprise.

  • July 15, 2009, 5:51 p.m. CST

    Not the one with Ozzy and Gene Simmons then?

    by Moviegimp

  • July 15, 2009, 5:53 p.m. CST

    That first cover reminds me of Halloween III.

    by cinemixtape.com

    And for me, at least, that is a VERY good thing. Season of the Witch was ridiculous, creepy, stupid, but hilariously campy fun. I hope this is the same. I think this will be a blind-buy for me.

  • July 15, 2009, 5:58 p.m. CST

    I hate that you cant kill kids in horror films

    by ThePilgrim

    whats the matter Hollywood? Your balls drop? Kids are victims too. Giving the villans, morals makes the villain weak.

  • July 15, 2009, 6:02 p.m. CST

    Carpenter's Assault on Precinct 13 has...

    by SoylentMean

    one of the most memorable and shocking kid death scene in a film, ever. Although I think The Beyond tops the blood spattered cake.

  • July 15, 2009, 6:16 p.m. CST

    G-Force gets released to theaters while this goes to DVD

    by ackack

    At least its getting released, I guess.

  • July 15, 2009, 6:18 p.m. CST

    The best horror film...

    by Logan_1973

    ...that no one has seen.

  • July 15, 2009, 6:19 p.m. CST

    G-Force making a lot of money= the apocalypse

    by SoylentMean

    Pay attention folks, the signs are everywhere!

  • July 15, 2009, 6:21 p.m. CST

    hopefully they change the cover art before it hits the street

    by Jesiah

    Its not like joe public bought that spookyass sam doll that came out

  • July 15, 2009, 6:24 p.m. CST

    ThePilgrim

    by Jesiah

    Burton killed that little kid in Sleepy Hollow. Not onscreen, but that's one of the closest I've ever seen kids being killed. The other that I can recall is one of The Puppetmaster movies where a kid fucks around with Torch or whatever the fuck the name of the puppet with the flamethrower was called. Initially Torch wasn't gonna kill him, but the kid whipped him or some shit like that, next thing you know Torch looks at the camera really pissed with flames starting to rise and then you get the idea.

  • July 15, 2009, 6:37 p.m. CST

    The kid in Sleepy Hollow death scene

    by SoylentMean

    was actually way more disturbing than actually seeing the death. God do I love tha movie, I've even got the poster over my bed. Get it, 'cause it's called Sleepy Hollow?

  • July 15, 2009, 6:43 p.m. CST

    Jesha

    by ThePilgrim

    Dr. Decker killed that kid at the top of the stairs in Night Breed. the blob in the 1988 remake killed that bully kid. Kid dioe in horror films but it's always played out in a way that you never see it. Hollywood has no balls. Penatration and graphic non cutaway child/baby killing on screen is off limits to hollywood films.

  • July 15, 2009, 6:44 p.m. CST

    I mean "Kids die" not "Kid dioe"

    by ThePilgrim

  • July 15, 2009, 6:53 p.m. CST

    Jesiah...

    by Kirbymanly

    Don't worry about spoilers in any of their materials. If you have only have a brain in your head you'll be able to see what is coming next in this film 15 minutes before it happens. Complete let-down for me.... and I LOVE shit like this.

  • July 15, 2009, 6:56 p.m. CST

    What about the kid slaying in A HISTORY OF VILOENCE?

    by Logan_1973

    Remember in the beginning in the hotel, when baddie #2 shot the girl right in front of our...oh wait never mind. Damn cutaways.

  • July 15, 2009, 6:56 p.m. CST

    Fucking travesty this is straight-to-DVD.

    by DarthCorleone

    Serious idiocy by the studio.

  • July 15, 2009, 7 p.m. CST

    And, yeah...

    by DarthCorleone

    ...that second cover sucks. Way to spoiler, jackasses.

  • July 15, 2009, 7:14 p.m. CST

    absolutely asinine

    by palewook

    that this film doesn't get a theatrical release. someone needs to get fired.

  • DARK KNIGHT made the studio more money than most of us will see in ten lifetimes. They, easily, could've spent 10-15 million pushing this film. Bunch of pussy-ass dumbshits. <br><br> Still, can't wait to see the film.

  • July 15, 2009, 7:35 p.m. CST

    For those of you chomping at the bit, though...

    by DarthCorleone

    ...don't get your motors too revved up. It's a fun movie, but it's not the second coming of whatever horror masterpiece you hold most sacrosanct. Take it with that expectation, and you'll be fine.

  • July 15, 2009, 7:35 p.m. CST

    Why not a theatrical release?

    by dr sauch

    Why is the movie industry so obtuse and insane?

  • July 15, 2009, 7:56 p.m. CST

    It's a fun film...

    by Banshee7

    but like DarthCorleone said, it's not the second coming. I love it though. It's got a great look and cool "vibe" to it. Glad I can get it on BR finally.

  • July 15, 2009, 7:57 p.m. CST

    August Screening in Toronto

    by potishen

    This is being screened at the Toronto After Dark Fest in Aug.

  • July 15, 2009, 8:27 p.m. CST

    Kid Deaths . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . the Kintner boy death in Jaws still kind of gives me a chill. In Tentacles, the worst of all Jaws ripoffs, a baby gets dragged under, bassonet and all. Anybody seen Deadly Eyes? If not you have to. Giant, killer rats played by dachsunds in costumes. The movie is basically shit, but there's a gruesome, off camera baby death w/ a nasty trail of blood from high chair to basement. Freaked me OUT as a kid. Best kid death EVER is the kid in sleeping bag getting swatted into a tree by inside-out bear in Prophecy. I'm sure I can think of some others. . . oh yeah, Pet Semetary.

  • July 15, 2009, 8:46 p.m. CST

    NO FUCKING THEATRICAL RELEASE?!?!?

    by D.Vader

    Why has there been no fucking story on this? We've been following this movie for years, and you casually tell us there's no theatrical release by just showing us the DVD box art? What the fuck is this shit?

  • July 15, 2009, 8:49 p.m. CST

    Why not release this theatrically?

    by D.Vader

    I can't think of a SINGLE reason why they didn't bother to release this last Halloween? Or this Halloween? Or Halloween 2 years ago? <p> Anna Paquin is a more recognizable star now, thanks to True Blood. WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH THIS STUDIO?

  • July 15, 2009, 8:56 p.m. CST

    I agree- TERRIBLE cover

    by D.Vader

    I haven't seen this movie, but I didn't want to have the kid's face spoiled. Ugh.

  • July 15, 2009, 8:58 p.m. CST

    Put a spoiler tag on this article

    by D.Vader

    For God's sake, give this site some dignity back.

  • July 15, 2009, 8:59 p.m. CST

    Kids got killed in Aliens vs Predator: Requiem

    by D.Vader

    Where's your excuse now, Warner Bros?

  • July 15, 2009, 9:11 p.m. CST

    kids get whacked in

    by frank cotton

    FEAST 2 and HIGH TENSION

  • July 15, 2009, 9:21 p.m. CST

    Feast had a kiddie death

    by SoylentMean

    as well as the two movies that Frank Cotton mentioned

  • July 15, 2009, 9:22 p.m. CST

    I have not seen Feast 3

    by SoylentMean

    No idea what gruesome demises are in that movie.

  • July 15, 2009, 10:04 p.m. CST

    Can't Wait to See This Get Cancelled

    by ThusSpakeSpymunk

    I can't wait for them to announce that the DVD/BD release for this will be "indefinitely delayed." The fact that they're not giving an official street date is cause for ominous rumblings from beyond the world ...

  • July 15, 2009, 10:41 p.m. CST

    imho best "kid killing scene" or unseen

    by Jesiah

    "Master Skywalker! There's too many of them! What are we going to do!?" Cut to shot of kids in the background, Anakin igniting his lightsaber in the foreground, kid(s?) flinching simultaneously as he ignites it, hilarity ensues. Oh George if you only filled episodes I-III with more scenes like that you'd still be the celebrated artist instead of tinkerer/re-editor.

  • July 15, 2009, 10:48 p.m. CST

    oh what bout the beginning of "The Untouchables"

    by Jesiah

    "Hey Mr.! You forgot your--" BOOOOOOOMMM!!!

  • July 16, 2009, 12:09 a.m. CST

    About freaking time.

    by BurnedNotice_Dude

    Been waiting for this.

  • July 16, 2009, 1:27 a.m. CST

    No theatrical release = CRIME

    by Veraxus

    I guess I'll be one of the lucky few who had a chance to see this on the big screen (Screamfest 2008). I can attest to the fact that this is, in fact, one of the top 3 best Halloween-themed movies ever made. This could have been a massively successful new franchise, but Warner Brother's has tiny, shriveled, retard balls and sat on the film for two years before killing it like a pumpkin-smashing fat kid. Fuck you, Warner. Fuck you in your ignorant fucking face.<br><br>At least the public will finally get to see what they've been missing...

  • July 16, 2009, 1:27 a.m. CST

    Okay, it's not just kids dying...

    by CopOnTheEdge

    ...it's a grown man poisoning HALLOWEEN CANDY. Um...can ya see the copycat murder trials coming a mile away? Yeah, so can the studio. And bottom line...the movie's not THAT good, guys. Trust me, I was at that screening. A couple of the segments kick ass and there's some cool visuals and that's about it. The one nudity scene has a bunch of chicks with small boobs. I mean if that's not a crime, then WHAT IS I ASK?!!! (No, Anna Paquin is not naked -- strike three!)

  • July 16, 2009, 3:43 a.m. CST

    They killed...

    by atruthandalie

    ...the little girl in the red dress and the boy who couldn't clean the bathtub in Schindler's List.

  • July 16, 2009, 4:05 a.m. CST

    SACKBOY THE MOVIE

    by ironic_name

  • July 16, 2009, 4:53 a.m. CST

    skimn

    by CHRISTIAN_BALE_TRASHED_MY_LIGHTS

    Did I? My dickish boss said it to me last week when I was late arriving and it amused me.<p>Now I know where he got it from, I'm HORRIFIED.

  • July 16, 2009, 5:19 a.m. CST

    Don't forget...

    by McDylbot

    Planet Terrors kiddie death. Even though it was off screen, still gives me judders just thinking about it...

  • July 16, 2009, 5:54 a.m. CST

    9 Minute Clip Here.

    by Spiderwalk

    http://tinyurl.com/l9o4gg

  • July 16, 2009, 7:14 a.m. CST

    HEY! SPOILER TAG FOR THAT SECOND COVER!

    by BeeDub

    What the hell, huh?

  • July 16, 2009, 8:48 a.m. CST

    WARNER b\ROS. SHOULD HAVE CHANGED THE NAME TO CREEPSHOW AND....

    by CharlesThomasMathews1978

    Sold it as a reboot of that series since it's an anthology and reamkes are all the rage these days and the lazy Hollywood cunts can't be bothered to market anything original these days.

  • July 16, 2009, 10:11 a.m. CST

    Kids death

    by skimn

    Has there been no mention, considering the Halloween them, of Halloween 3 Season Of The Witch? Didn't Buddy Kupfers die a bug infested death, thanks to the Halloween mask?

  • July 16, 2009, 10:43 a.m. CST

    Will def be buying this on blu ray

    by Jawa 007

  • July 16, 2009, 11:01 a.m. CST

    Can't wait for "Creepshow" on blu-ray

    by ufoclub1977

    I loved this movie so much, saw it first weekend in 1982, I even own the soundtrack on CD. Such a fun cohesive movie with crazy style!

  • July 16, 2009, 11:24 a.m. CST

    Creepshow..what a fun old school cast

    by skimn

    Leslie Nielsen pre-Dreben, Hal Holbrook, Fritz Weaver, and my favorite segment EG Marshall. Stephen King, though, should keep his roles to cameos and walk-ons. His acting wouldn't pass in a Three Stooges short.

  • July 16, 2009, 12:53 p.m. CST

    SoylentMean, you beat me to it.

    by TheLastCleric

    That kid death in Feast was fast but pretty violent: eaten alive in front of his mother. Incidentally, I think Feast was the film everybody keeps claiming Drag Me To Hell was: Funny, grusome and at times genuinely scary.

  • July 16, 2009, 12:59 p.m. CST

    CopOnTheEdge, are you serious?

    by TheLastCleric

    The whole concept of poisoning or otherwise contaminating candy at Halloween time has been a persistent urban myth for decades, even though the actual instances of such a crime occurring have been incredibly rare. Hell, there is a scene in Halloween II where a kid has a razorblade in his mouth from what we infer was tainted candy. I seriously doubt the studio backed away from a theatrical release over that single plot element.

  • July 16, 2009, 3:02 p.m. CST

    Masters of Horror Episode: "Jenifer"

    by Jesiah

    It's not an on scene death but I thought it should be an honorable mention SPOILER the cop guy comes home and finds Jenifer in the basement eating the body of the little asian girl (little as in single-digit age). Sure it (the asian girl's body) was mostly guts and only the torso and head were left, but I thought that was pretty gruesome to show a body like that so young even if it was prolly just a dummy.

  • July 16, 2009, 3:11 p.m. CST

    Is this anything like "the terrific Hatchet?"

    by reflecto

    If so count me out.

  • July 16, 2009, 5:55 p.m. CST

    TheLastCleric...

    by CopOnTheEdge

    Studios don't shelve a movie that cost $20 mil. and has several name actors in it over the "inability to market it." They shelve movies because they're either a) horrendous, or b) have some element that presents possible lawsuits against them. The film isn't THAT bad to warrant not being released, so I'm going with option B. It's a different corporate landscape now with horror movies than the days of Halloween II. And remember the film, "The Program," where on opening night multiple groups of teenagers were injured (and some killed, I believe) re-enacting a stunt from the film. It doesn't mean it will happen, just that it could so the studio covers their ass.

  • July 16, 2009, 6:18 p.m. CST

    Oh man, do I remember that shit from "The Program"

    by SoylentMean

    Darwin Awards were on a fuckin' conveyer belt.

  • July 17, 2009, 12:04 a.m. CST

    Not a remake of the one with Skippy from "Family Ties?'

    by KarlKolchak

    If so, that's good.<p>Actually, it's surprising that a great, genuinely scary movie about Halloween and kids trick-or-treating has not been made yet. There's a lot of potential there.

  • July 17, 2009, 8:43 a.m. CST

    Will Be Cancelled

    by ThusSpakeSpymunk

    The "street date" for this will be "indefinitely delayed." Studious would rather piss blood than release anything quality.