Warner Preview Scares Up 'Trick 'r Treat' Blu-ray Release

Posted Tue Apr 21, 2009 at 10:00 AM PDT by Peter Bracke
Trick 'r Treat

Warner has premiered a new video trailer for 'Trick 'r Treat,' which offers the first news on a direct-to-video release for the still-unseen cult horror film.

Written and directed by 'X2: X-Men United' scribe Michael Dougherty, the unique anthology horror yarn was originally produced over three years ago, and intended for a Halloween 2007 release. Quickly growing into the stuff of cinema legend, the film has since sat on the shelf despite highly-positive preview screenings, with the fate of the film remaining in limbo.

Now, the folks over at Bloody Disgusting have unearthed a new online trailer that promises a direct-to-video premiere for the film later this year, debuting day-and-date on Blu-ray and DVD.

Some of us at High-Def Digest have gotten to see 'Trick 'r Treat' at a rare preview screening last year, and it is original and ambitious -- something a genre currently drowning in sequels and remakes is sorely in need of right now. Though it's too bad Warner does not have enough faith in the picture to (apparently) give it a theatrical release, horror fans are in for far more of a treat than a trick when it finally does hit Blu-ray.

At press time, Warner has not officially announced a street date or any specs for the video release of 'Trick 'r Treat,' but of course we'll keep you posted.

As we await further word on 'Trick 'r Treat,' we've added a listing for the title to the "Release Dates Pending" section of our Blu-ray Release Schedule. Stay tuned...

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