Buried by Warner Brothers since 2007 (God knows why), This is a movie that we need to see in theaters! Head over to IMDb and check out the reviews by the lucky few who have managed to catch this one at the two festivals its screened at thus far, and you'll be wondering why there is not distribution deal in place for the movie.
Better yet, check out the trailer:
The film is an anthology of five Halloween-related scary stories. One thing that ties the stories together is the presence of Sam, a mysterious pint-sized trick-or-treater with a burlap pumpkin mask who makes some appearance in all the stories, and who may only be costumed as a child...
Nothing is what it seems when a suburban couple learns the dangers of blowing out a Jack-o-Lantern before midnight, a terrifying principal with a serial killer attitude teaches one neighbor the true meaning of Halloween, Laurie Academy Award winner Anna Paquin , a young woman dressed as little red riding hood, is stalked by a mysterious hooded figure at a local Halloween Festival; a group of pranksters goes too far and discovers the horrifying truth buried in a local urban legend of a school bus massacre; and a cantankerous old hermit Brian Cox , is visited by a strange trick-or-treater (Sam) with a few bones to pick.
Costumes and candy, ghouls and goblins, monsters and mayhem...the tricks and treats of Halloween turn deadly as strange creatures of every variety—human and otherwise—try to survive the scariest night of the year.
1. Wear a costume.
2. Hand out treats.
3. Never blow out a jack o'lantern.
4. ... and always check your candy.
DVD or theatrical release, Warner Brothers needs to let us have this movie one way or the other!