Trick 'r Treat | 2007

Directed by: Michael Dougherty

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Main Plot

Trick 'r Treat is an anthology horror film that intertwines four Halloween-themed stories set in a small town. Each story revolves around different characters and events that occur on Halloween night. As the night progresses, the tales gradually connect, revealing the dark and supernatural secrets lurking beneath the surface of the seemingly ordinary town. With elements of horror, suspense, and dark humor, Trick 'r Treat explores the consequences of breaking Halloween traditions and the terrifying consequences that await those who do.


  • Laurie is Anna Paquin's character in Trick 'r Treat. She is a young woman who goes out with her friends on Halloween night and encounters supernatural events.
  • Brian Cox plays Mr. Kreeg, an elderly man who is tormented by a mysterious trick-or-treater on Halloween night.
  • Dylan Baker's character in Trick 'r Treat is a seemingly ordinary man with a dark secret, who plays a pivotal role in the interconnected Halloween-themed stories.

Ending Explained

In the ending of Trick 'r Treat, the various storylines intertwine as the town celebrates Halloween. Sam, the mysterious child-like figure, reveals himself to be the embodiment of the Halloween spirit, enforcing the holiday's traditions. He punishes those who break the rules, including Principal Wilkins, who is revealed to be a serial killer. Meanwhile, Laurie, a young girl, discovers that her neighbor, Mr. Kreeg, is responsible for the disappearance of her friend, Charlie. Laurie confronts Mr. Kreeg, but he is saved by Sam, who spares him for respecting the Halloween traditions. The film concludes with the revelation that Sam's burlap sack mask is actually his true face, and he continues to watch over the town, ensuring the spirit of Halloween lives on.

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Michael Dougherty Anna Paquin Brian Cox Dylan Baker