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Smashing jack-o' lanterns? Stealing candy? It's okay. Believe it or not, I was just like you when I was a kid. Till my dad set me straight, that is. See, my dad taught me tonight is about respecting the dead. Because this is the one night that the dead, and all sorts of other things roam free and pay us a visit. All these traditions, jack-o'- lanterns, putting on costumes, handing out treats, they were started to protect us, but nowadays, no one really cares.
~ Steven to the fat kid.
That's right. There's another tradition. A very important one. Always check your candy.
~ Steven after he poisons the fat kid.
My, my. What big eyes you have.
~ Steven before killing people.

Principal Steven Wilkins is a villain from the 2007 Trick 'r Treat. He is a local principal who moonlights as a serial killer who has a love for the Halloween spirit. 

He is portrayed by Dylan Baker.

Role in the film

He appears throughout film's segments mostly incognito, but has a role in three of them - The Principal, Suprise Party, and Sam.

The Principal

In his first appearance, he spots a local bratty kid named, Charlie, stealing candy. He seemingly takes it in stride talking to Charlie about Halloween, and letting him eat some of the candy. It turns out that Wilkins has poisoned his candy and as a result, Charlie vomits blood and chocolate and dies.

Later he buries Charlie's body in the back yard and hears his neighbor Mr. Kreeg, calling for help next door. Wilkins ignores him and continues to bury Charlie, along with another unknown victim. 

At the end of the segment, Wilkins goes to his basement where he and his son are making a "jack o lantern" which turns out to be Charlie's severed head.

Suprise Party

Throughout the film he can be scene in disguise as a vampire, using metallic fake teeth. He is stalking a 22 year old, virgin girl named Laurie with intentions to kill her. Laurie is heading to a party her friends and older sister are holding and Wilkins corners her and bites her.

It is shortly revealed that Laurie has turned the tables on the vampire and dragged him to the party. It is there the helpless Wilkins realizes that Laurie and her friends are werewolves who lure men to their party to kill them and Laurie's "virginity" means that she never killed anyone yet. At that moment, the werewolves transform and kill their victims, along with Wilkins.


This segment coincides to a degree with "The Principal", it's revealed Kreeg was earlier calling for help when Sam was attacking him. Kreeg calls Wilkins for help, but Wilkins ignores him.


Although dead at the time of the epilogue, his son Billy has dressed up as him for the next Halloween.



  • Steven Wilkins and Mr. Kreeg are considered the most evil human characters in Trick 'r Treat.
  • Steven's kill victims are woman and children.
  • He is a second villain in Trick 'r Treat to be killed. 
  • Steven is inspired by four real life serial killers. John Wayne Gacy both dressed up while killing people. Steven's being the big bad wolf. Gacy's being a clown he called Pogo The Clown.

Andrei Chikatilo both choose women and children as their victims. Jeffery Dahmer both were killed by other killers. And Edmund Kemper both kept for victims heads as collectors items/trophies.