Trick 'r Treat finally drops on DVD and Blu-ray on Oct. 6.
Here's how Warner Brothers—the studio that produced Trick 'r Treat with Legendary Pictures—describes the movie, which marks Superman Returns co-writer Dougherty's feature-film-directing debut. It weaves four stories together:
"It is said that Halloween is the night when the dead rise to walk among us and other unspeakable things roam free. The rituals of All Hallows' Eve were devised to protect us from their evil mischief, and one small town is about to be taught a terrifying lesson that some traditions are best not forgotten. Nothing is what it seems when a suburban couple learns the dangers of blowing out a jack-o'-lantern before midnight; four women cross paths with a costumed stalker at a local festival; a group of pranksters goes too far and discovers the horrifying truth buried in a local legend; and a cantankerous old hermit is visited by a strange trick-or-treater 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."
The movie stars Anna Paquin, Brian Cox, Tahmoh Penikett, Dylan Baker and Leslie Bibb.