What’s the trick? It’s not a what, but a who. Trick is the nickname for an elusive serial killer who terrorizes small American towns. Each year Trick picks a different area and does his psychotic thing, and he gets away with it because the police never realize it’s actually him. Detective Mike Denver believe he’s the one person capable of bringing Trick to justice….because he already encountered him in the past.
Denver assumed he had killed Trick, but clearly the man survived. He now figures if Trick is alive he must also remember HIM as well, meaning he’s got to track the killer down first before Trick finds Denver first — and exacts revenge.
Trick was written by Todd Farmer and Patrick Lussier (My Bloody Valentine, Drive Angry, Terminator: Genisys), and directed by Lussier as well. “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 said in an interview with the website Bloody Disgusting.
“The Benton Township, where Trick’s murderous journey begins, has fallen into decay, almost like Trick’s initial killings didn’t just claim individual victims but killed the town itself.”
Also in the film are Ellen Adair (Showtime’s “Homeland” and “Billions,” USA’s “The Sinner”) as Sheriff Lisa Jayne, and Kristina Reyes (“Blindspot,” “Shades of Blue”) as Cheryl Winston, the only member of Trick’s latest round of victims to escape. “Reyes is Cheryl, 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,” says Lussier. “But who is hunting whom?”
Film Bridge International will be shopping Trick to potential distributors at the Cannes Film Festival.