New Details Emerge on Halloween Slasher ‘Trick’

The team of director Patrick Lussier and writer Todd Farmer are back with a new Halloween horror film called Trick, featuring a top notch cast including genre icon Tom Atkins (Halloween III: Season of the Witch), and it’s heading to the ongoing Cannes market to shop for distribution.

Lussier previously teamed with Farmer on the My Bloody Valentine remake and the highly underrated Drive Angry, and they were at one time announced to write/direct a sequel to Rob Zombie’s Halloween films a decade ago, back in 2009.

 An early first-look photo of Omar Epps Trick has been released, as the film heads to Cannes in hopes of landing a distribution deal, according to Bloody Disgusting, who talked to Lussier recently and got all kinds of new info the project.

The story centers on an elusive serial killer, who descends upon a small town annually. He is responsible for gruesome murders year after year, each seemingly unrelated. No one believes this could be the same killer. Detective Denver (Omar Epps) has faced Trick once before, having shot and killed him. Or so everyone keeps telling him. However, Denver knows Trick is still out there, and he’s coming back for revenge.

“Todd and I wanted Trick to pay both homage to its genre predecessors and cut a new trail with its slasher-noire set up,” Lussier tells Bloody Disgusting. “Omar Epps plays the damaged and obsessive Mike Denver, a guy whose life has been shattered by his crusade to catch a killer everyone believes dead.”

Trick also stars Kristina Reyes as Cheryl Winston, a former final girl who survived the latest round of killings in her small town. Lussier adds: “Cheryl (is) the survivor of Trick’s first rampage, her innocence slain along with the lives of her friends as she finds herself caught in the battle between Trick and those who hunt him. But who is hunting whom?”

Trick will introduce a brand new slasher named Trick Weaver, who kills as performance art. “Trick is, for lack of a better term, ‘slasher-noire’ horror set in upstate New York, spanning five consecutive Halloweens where serial killer Trick Weaver taunts police up and down the Hudson River practicing murder as performance art,” Lussier tells Bloody Disgusting.

In regards to Trick Weaver, Lussier explains further, “Today we’re hit with nothing but misinformation, disinformation, manipulation, all with the intention to make us believe lies and discount truth. That’s, pun intended, the trick now played on us all. And for Trick, the weapon of what you think is real is just as deadly as the knife he wields.Steel and lies are the doubled-edge blade Trick uses.”

Lussier also teases that, while one of Trick’s masks can be seen in the first-look image below, the killer will actually wear many masks throughout the film. You can read the full interview here.

In addition to Epps, Reyes, and Atkins, the cast also includes Jamie Kennedy (Scream).

Personally, I absolutely love Lussier and Farmer’s My Bloody Valentine and Drive Angry, and I can’t wait to spend “five consecutive Halloweens” with them.

Keep watching this site for new more news on Trick as it becomes available.

Omar Epps is Detective Mike Denver in the Halloween horror film 'Trick'.
Omar Epps is Detective Mike Denver in the Halloween horror film ‘Trick’.

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Matt Artz

Founded Halloween Daily News in 2012 and the Halloween International Film Festival in 2016. Professional writer/journalist/photographer since 2000.