Michael Dougherty’s ‘Trick ‘r Treat’ Pops Up on HBO Max
Even though we’re still three months away from Halloween, one of the best movies to watch for the spooky season has found a new streaming home. Michael Dougherty’s Trick ‘r Treat, the classic horror anthology movie from 2009, is now available on HBO Max.
The film joins a few other fan-favorite horror flicks that stream on the service like the Saw franchise, IT (chapters 1 & 2), The Conjuring universe, and The Shining.
Produced by Legendary Pictures, one of their earliest movies, the film ties together a couple of different Halloween-set story lines bringing together werewolves, serial killers, zombies, and the film’s icon of the holiday, the fan-favorite Sam. The film also starred a huge ensemblecast that includes the likes of Dylan Baker, Anna Paquin, Leslie Bibb, Tahmoh Penikett, and Brian Cox.
Though the film caught on for genre fans upon its release, after sitting on a shelf for almost two years, it would gain new life as a cult hit years after its release when the Sam character would go on to be licensed in a variety of merch and even appearing at Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights