Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Trick 'r Treat Sam

Below is a stylized image of a prop I'm working on for this year. Here's what it is based on...

"Trick 'r Treat"

Michael Dougherty's new horror movie, produced by Bryan Singer. "Trick 'r Treat" is four interwoven stories that take place on Halloween with such characters as a staid high school principal who is a Halloween serial killer, a college-age virgin seeking that special guy, a woman who hates dressing up for Halloween and whose husband is obsessed with the holiday and a group of young teens who pull a cruel prank.

View the trailer.

The rules of Halloween:
1. Wear a costume.
2. Hand out treats.
3. Never blow out a jack o' lantern.
4. And ALWAYS check your candy.

While little is known about the character, the most haunting image of Trick 'r Treat is Sam, the Spirit of Halloween who enforces the holiday's ancient traditions. To the untrained eye, Sam looks like a little boy out for a night of gathering candy, but what's hidden under the orange footy-pajamas is anything but sweet. The burlap sack with button eyes and a stitched-on smile shrouds something sinister, and while his half-eaten lollipop may look like a tasty treat, when wielded by little Sam, it becomes a deadly weapon. If Sam appears on your doorstep this Halloween, you better be wearing a costume and you better have a bowl full of treats, or you'll be in for one hell of a trick.


Cobwebs said...

Sam's last name wouldn't be "Hain," would it?

He's cute! I love the idea of a little tyke wandering around, making sure that you're paying close attention to the holiday rules.

Anonymous said...

As long as his last name isn't CURR I think we're safe with this Trick or Treat movie.

Anonymous said...

yes his last name is hain! sma is the ultimate demon , that no one actually really knows about , except for the true believers!!!!!!!!!!!

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Good stuff. I wanna see this movie now.

Sierra Spencer said...

Cobwebs, I think his last name IS "Hain". Michael Dougherty has never confirmed this, but when watching the movie, you get the feeling that Sam is much older than he looks. You also get the feeling that he has a real reason to protect his holiday. My thoughts are that he IS Samhain itself, and that if people disregard his rules and traditions, he will die. So when they break his rules, he either scares them, kills them or just hurts them in some way or form.

This is my favorite horror movie, so I am really fangirling over this little creature. I love him a lot. I have the Pop! figure of him, I have his movie on DVD and digital, I have a shirt with him on it, and I hand-made myself a rag doll of him.