- Directors: Michael Dougherty
- Producers: Bryan Singer
- Writers: Michael Dougherty
- Genres: Comedy, Drama, Horror, Thriller
- Actors: Anna Paquin, Dylan Baker, Brian Cox, Leslie Bibb, Rochelle Aytes, Tahmoh Penikett, Quinn Lord
The film is an anthology of four Halloween-related scary stories. One thing that ties the stories together is the presence of Sam, a mysterious pint-sized trick-or-treater with a burlap pumpkin mask, who makes an appearance in all the stories, as a ‘friendly-reminder’ to those who break the Halloween traditions.
Nothing is what it seems when a suburban couple learns the dangers of blowing out a jack-o’-lantern before midnight; a terrifying principal (Dylan Baker) with a serial killer attitude teaches one neighbor the true meaning of Halloween; Laurie (Anna Paquin), a young woman dressed as Little Red Riding Hood, is stalked by a mysterious hooded figure at a local Halloween festival; a group of pranksters go too far and discover the horrifying truth buried in a local urban legend of a school bus massacre; and a cantankerous old hermit (Brian Cox), is visited by a strange trick-or-treater with a few bones to pick.
Things turn deadly as strange creatures of every variety â€” human and otherwise â€” try to survive the scariest night of the year.