Trick ‘r Treat (2007) – LIVE at the Chicago Podcast Festival

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This week, we bring you a LIVE episode of the podcast, talking about the short horror anthology film Trick ‘r Treat with special guest Ele Matelan (WildClaw Theatre)!

Recorded at Chicago Theater Works as part of the 2nd Annual Chicago Podcast Festival, we take advantage of our 30-minute time slot to blitz our way through Trick ‘r Treat‘s surprisingly fun short tales of candy and carnage. From deceptively sexy werewolves to the ghosts of dead children, to a demonic pump-kid with a burlap sack over his head, Trick ‘r Treat has spooks and scares galore.

Take a listen to our live episode, and check out our custom cocktail and drinking rules!

(Thanks to our sponsor Cards Against Humanity as part of the Chicago Podcast Coop!)

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Check out the other half of our live podcast double bill at the Chicago Podcast Festival, CinemaJaw!




  • 1 oz caramel flavored vodka
  • 1/2 oz bourbon
  • 1/2 oz irish cream
  • 1/2 oz chocolate liqueur
  • 2 oz honey-roasted peanut milk

To make: Pour water over honey-roasted peanuts and let sit overnight. Blitz in a blender until pulverized, then strain to make peanut milk.

Rim your cocktail glass with honey, then top with crushed peanuts and sea salt. Add other ingredients in a shaker with ice and stir to combine; pour straight into the glass and serve.


  1. Any time you see a jack-o-lantern
  2. Every time a character violates one of the ‘rules’ of Halloween
  3. Whenever you see characters or events from other stories in the film


Brian Cox growls wearily, “You gotta be fuckin’ kidding me.”

Join us next week as we head back to the studio for a look at the trippy ’70s Ralph Bakshi animated film Wizards!

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About Clint Worthington

Clint Worthington is a Chicago-based film/TV critic and podcaster. A member of the Chicago Film Critics Association, you can find his other film work at Consequence of Sound (where he is a Senior Staff Writer), Crooked Marquee, IndieWire and UPROXX. He is also the co-host of Nathan Rabin's Happy Cast.

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