Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures Celebrate the 15th Anniversary of “Trick ‘r Treat” with Special Beyond Fest Screening

Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures Celebrate the 15th Anniversary of “Trick ‘r Treat” with Special Beyond Fest Screening

Los Angeles Screening to Kick-off the Spooky Season and the Perennial Halloween Classic’s First-Ever Theatrical Run Throughout the Month of October

LOS ANGELES, CA (September 13, 2022) – Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures today announced a special free screening of “Trick ‘r Treat” directed by Michael Dougherty (“Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” “Krampus”), as part of this year’s edition of Beyond Fest. The celebratory screening is scheduled to take place at the Hollywood Legion Theater in Los Angeles on Saturday, October 1st and will serve as the kickoff to the Halloween staple’s first ever theatrical run in more than 850 movie theaters across the U.S. and Canada this October.  

In addition to providing the film’s loyal fandom with a premium opportunity to see “Trick ‘r Treat” on the big screen, the festival will also host an exclusive Q&A with director Michael Dougherty following the screening as well as a few welcome but “Sam” approved treats for those who obey the rules of Halloween.

Over the course of the past 15 years, “Trick ‘r Treat” has catapulted itself into the hearts of horror fans across the globe and become a bonified holiday classic. The iconic “Sam” character and his nefarious bag of tricks has even gone on to become one of the highest-grossing IP in Halloween stores nationwide, making him the unofficial mascot of the holiday in homes across the U.S.

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 the residents of a small-town, played by Anna Paquin (the “X-Men” films, “Flack”) Brian Cox (“Succession”), Dylan Baker (“The Resort”) and Leslie Bibb (the “Iron Man” films) are about to be taught a terrifying lesson that some traditions are best not forgotten.

“The 15th Anniversary marks the second time that we’ve screened ‘Trick ‘r Treat’ at our Festival, with the first being one of the most successful screenings in our history,” said Christian Parkes, Co-founder of Beyond Fest. “We couldn’t be happier to bring the film back to the fans and to celebrate the work of this amazing cast and its filmmakers.”

Director Michael Dougherty added, “Helping Sam rise from the pumpkin patch has always been one of my greatest joys, and I couldn’t be happier to be doing it once more at Beyond Fest before finally unleashing Sam in theaters, where he was always meant to be seen. Muhahaha.”

Tickets for the Beyond Fest screening of “Trick ‘r Treat” are FREE.  Guests can RSVP for seating while supplies last, exclusively at americancinematheque.com beginning on September 27th.  

For more information about the theatrical run of the film, check your local listings. Participating locations include Regal Theatres, Cinemark Theatres, AMC Theatres, Alamo Drafthouse, B&B Theatres, Harkins Theatres, Marcus Theatres, IPIC Entertainment, Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas, Studio Movie Grill, Galaxy Theatres, Georgia Theatres, Emagine Entertainment, Epic Theatres, Marquee Cinemas, Southern Theatres, EVO Cinemas, Silverspot Cinemas, Stone Theatres, Schulman Theatres, and Cineplex (Canada) and is available in select locations in D-BOX and Dolby Atmos formats.

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About “Trick ‘r Treat”

A creepy, darkly comic celebration of the scariest night of the year from writer-director MICHAEL DOUGHERTY (Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Krampus). “Trick ‘r Treat” takes the “Creepshow”/ “Tales from the Crypt” approach to nefarious new depths with four interwoven tales set on Halloween night: a high school principal (DYLAN BAKER) moonlights as a vicious serial killer; the quest of a young virgin (ANNA PAQUIN) for that special someone takes a gruesome turn; a group of teens carries out a cruel prank with disastrous consequences; and a cantankerous old man (BRIAN COX) battles a mischievous trick-or-treating demon.

About Beyond Fest

Beyond Fest is the highest-attended genre film festival in the U.S. and exists to serve the genre community of Los Angeles. Beyond Fest is built in partnership with American Cinematheque. A not-for-profit entity, Beyond Fest raises funds for the 501C3 non-profit film institution, American Cinematheque. Its favorite film is Jaws.

About Legendary Entertainment

Legendary Entertainment is a leading media company with film (Legendary Pictures), television and digital (Legendary Television and Digital Media) and comics (Legendary Comics) divisions dedicated to owning, producing and delivering content to worldwide audiences. Legendary has built a library of marquee media properties and has established itself as a trusted brand which consistently delivers high-quality, commercial entertainment including some of the world’s most popular intellectual property. In aggregate, Legendary Pictures-associated productions have realized grosses of more than $18 billion worldwide at the box office. To learn more visit: www.legendary.com

About Warner Bros. Pictures

Warner Bros. Pictures is a part of Warner Bros. Pictures Group, which also includes New Line Cinema, Warner Animation Group and DC-based film production. Warner Bros. partners with the world’s most inspiring storytellers to create extraordinary entertainment on every screen for the global audience. Warner Bros. Pictures Group has been at the forefront of the motion picture industry since its inception and continues to be a leading creative force, producing the broadest slate of films for worldwide theatrical release.

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