Halloween Comes Early!

Writer of

in Critically-Acclaimed Feature-Length Directorial Debut

 

Michael Dougherty’s Trick ‘r Treat

to Screen at Comic-Con International

Superman Returns & X2 Mixes Fun with Fear

BURBANK – JULY 14, 2009 – Director/writer

Michael Dougherty’s creepy, darkly comic celebration of the scariest night of the year – Trick ‘r Treat – comes to Comic-Con International with a special screening and panel on Thursday, July 23 at 10:00 p.m. in Balllroom 20 of the San Diego Convention Center.

Trick ‘r Treat

Comic-Con International credentials are required for admittance to the 4,000-seat room.

Prior to the screening,

A collection of creepy stories that mixes fun with fear, candy with poison, and laughter with screams, the critically-acclaimed

takes the Creepshow/Tales from the Crypt approach to nefarious new depths with four interwoven tales set on Halloween night: a high school principal who moonlights as a vicious serial killer; a young virgin whose quest for that special someone takes a gruesome turn; a group of teens who carry out a cruel prank with disastrous consequences; and a cantankerous old man who battles a mischievous trick-or-treating demon. Ain’t It Cool News mogul Harry Knowles will moderate a panel featuring Dougherty (Superman Returns, X2) and members of the cast. The movies stars Anna Paquin (True Blood, X-Men), Tahmoh Penikett (Battlestar Galactica, Dollhouse) and Brian Cox (The Bourne Identity, X2). Trick ‘r Treat will be released on Blu-Ray™ Hi-Def and DVD and On Demand by Warner Home Video in October 2009.