Published at: May 2, 2007, 4:22 a.m. CST by Moriarty
Mike Dougherty is, it’s safe to say, a big Tim Burton fan.
And I don’t mean that as a knock. I think Mike’s got a twisted sensibility that is all his own, but he strikes me as a guy who saw Tim Burton’s success and thought, “Oh, thank god... there’s room for me in this business.” Mike’s a cartoonist, and his macabre drawings have a hint of Edward Gorey, a touch of Charles Addams, a dash of Tim Burton. He loves drawing monsters and pumpkins and creepy crawlies in ways that are one part scream, one part laugh.
Can he do the same with a feature film? That’s certainly what Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures are hoping with the release this October of TRICK ‘R TREAT, a film that’s been described as “GO, but with supernatural elements.” Four stories, all taking place on on Halloween night, with a cast that includes Anna Pacquin, Dylan Baker, Brian Cox, Leslie Bibb, and Quinn Lord. I hear the film doesn't actually intermingle the storylines as much as initial descriptions made it sound like, though. Still... intriguing.
There are a few images from the film online now, including the film’s creeeeeeeeepy teaser poster if you go by Mike’s MySpace page, but we’ve got an exclusive one for you today.
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I’m sure we’ll have a lot to say about this one before it hits in October, but for now, enjoy what looks like a shot from Tim Burton’s THE SWEET HEREAFTER.