It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything about the directorial debut of screenwriter Michael Dougherty’s TRICK ‘R TREAT, which was originally due out in theaters last Halloween. Then it was listed as an ‘upcoming release’ on the most recent publicity sheet from Warner Bros. Now, while still unconfirmed, SHOCK is reporting that the WB are planning a direct-to-DVD release for TRICK ‘R TREAT.
Their article quotes a reliable source as saying, "Just got an email. Warner is keeping Trick ‘r Treat, but it’s going direct-to-DVD." Rumor has it that the WB weren’t sure how to sell the Halloween themed anthology horror film. (Um… here’s a thought… release it on Halloween, maybe?!)
Regardless, with the success of THE LOST BOYS: THE TRIBE and the direct-to-DVD RAW FEED films, it’d make sense for them to go this route.
TRICK ‘R TREAT was written and directed by Michael Dougherty (SUPERMAN RETURNS, X-MEN 2) and stars Quinn Lord, Brian Cox(MANHUNTER, X-MEN 2), Leslie Bibb (MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN, IRON MAN), Dylan Baker (SPIDER-MAN 2), Rochelle Aytes, Anna Paquin, Moneca Delain & Lauren Lee Smith. You can check out the trailer below: