Omar Epps-Led Trick Releasing in Theaters and on Digital This October

Distribution rights to the movie have been picked up by RLJE Films.

By Chris Morse

We’ve been following Patrick Lussier’s Trick since earlier this year and it looks like the film is finally gearing up for a release! Deadline reported earlier today that distribution rights have been picked up by RLJE Films and the feature is set to hit theaters and digital platforms on October 18th, just in time for Halloween (we love getting to the time of year where we can say this about horror genre happenings).

Back in May, Lussier described the film as a slasher-noire kind of horror that is set in upstate New York, where the killer is treating his crimes more like performance art. The team also went out of its way to make the kills feel as grounded and practical as possible, which is always a great approach for the genre.


Trick centers on an elusive serial killer who descends upon a small town annually and is responsible for gruesome murders year after year, each seemingly unrelated. No one believes this could be the same killer, but Detective Denver 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.

The film also stars fan-favorite Tom Atkins, who has appeared in countless classic horror films, with his role in Night of the Creeps being this author's personal favorite, as a character named Talbott. The cast additionally includes Ellen Adair (Homeland, Billions) as Sheriff Lisa Jayne, Kristina Reyes (Blindspot, Shades of Blue) as survivor Cheryl Winston, and Jamie Kennedy (Scream franchise, Malibu's Most Wanted) as Dr. Steven. Further casting details will be revealed at a later date.

Directing is Patrick Lussier, who also recently took on last year’s Thanksgiving episode of Hulu's Into the Dark anthology series, based on a script by Todd Farmer, whose credits include Jason X, The Messengers, and My Bloody Valentine. Film Bridge International produced and Chimney Group's Fredrik Zander handled post-production.

Follow Dead Entertainment for all the latest news and updates on this film, including an official trailer when one is finally released. Stay tuned!

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Chris Morse

Programmer by day, writer by night. Having grown up surrounded by plenty of horror movies and video games, it only made sense for Chris to combine all of these passions into one place: Dead Entertainment. Whether he's working on designs, tinkering with the platform, or just writing up the latest horror news, he's sure to be hard at work keeping the wheels turning on this website no matter what time of day it is. When not coding or gaming, you can find him donning a Cheesehead and heading to the Midwest to cheer on his favorite NFL team, the Green Bay Packers. #GoPackGo