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Trick 'r Treat
Poison, Drowning, Claw, Or Knife. So Many Ways To Take A Life.
Four interwoven stories that occur on Halloween: An everyday high school principal has a secret life as a serial killer; a college virgin might have just met the one guy for her; a group of teenagers pull a mean prank; a woman who loathes the night has to contend with her holiday-obsessed husband.
I'm doing a run of 10 horror films released since 2004 now, for anyone who cares. This was a pretty great way of starting off that run.
I will be honest and say that Trick 'r Treat struggled to hold my attention for the first 20 minutes or so. The opening scene was pretty predictable and the Dylan Baker story didn't really grab my attention leading on to the start of the Anna Paquin story that was plodding along to what I thought was going to be a predictable ending.
Sticking with it, however, was a decision I am very glad that I made because the last 50 minutes or so of this are absolutely tremendous. It probably took me…
Coach Taylor was in a hot-dog costume butt-fucking a pig.
My final film for Horroctober 2012 where I completely went overboard. It's an anthology film done in the vein of Creepshow and Tales from the Crypt. Michael Dougherty's directorial debut captures the tone of these anthology films perfectly. Their fun little horror stories that skirt the line of fear, humor and camp with red herrings and twists along the way.
The main difference, and it's strongest attribute, to other similar films is that all the stories are interconnected and take place in the same town. While there certainly is different sections, the film doesn't limit itself to concentrating on just one story for X number…
A fantastic little interconnected anthology film (think Altman's Short Cuts) that delivers a Halloween love letter with a unique feel that covers most of the spooky genres. Not every storyline is equal in strength, but an other-world Grimm fairytale vibe creates an extra level of texture that helps usher you through the less effective elements. As does playing the cute and sweet off of the frightening and grisly. A cast that is clearly enjoying themselves (and what a cast) add to a horror film that feels like no other. It's confounding to realize that this was shelved for almost three years and dumped on video, while we had studios empty their bowels on our heads with wretched retread mush during that time. Well, thank god for video and the rumored sequel.
The Good: Halloween season is my favorite season. Watching two of the greatest horror films ever made -- William Friedkin's The Exorcist and John Carpenter's Halloween -- has been a yearly tradition of mine. And ever since it was released on Blu-ray back in 2009 (after being shelved for two years by Warner Bros. for God knows why), Trick 'r Treat has joined those two in my Halloween horror viewing. Why? Because it's a damn good horror flick, that's why. Sure, it's not as scary as The Exorcist nor as groundbreaking as Halloween, but it's one of the most fun and rewatchable films in the…
"Always check your candy."
My ranking of the shorts:
1.The School Bus Massacre Revisited.
Trick 'r Treat is my favorite Halloween film, it encapsulates the essence of what Halloween should be, a day of superstition, magic and suspense. Director Michael Dougherty, put together five very entertaining stories with a charismatic cast, no surprise that the outcome was a very fun spooky anthology film.
Michael Dougherty not only created an entertaining horror film but he also created Sam or "Samhain", an innocent masked trick or treater, but don't let the cute mask fool you, Sam is like the devil, who acts…
Times have changed haven't it?
I don't know how it is wherever you are, but it's Halloween and there's not a single trick or treater on Michigan streets.
Maybe it's to do with the new curfew thing where you can trick or treat only from 5 to 6pm now or the fact it's cold as Frosty the Snowman's tit, but it saddens me either way.
Back in the day, everyone used to trick or treat from about 6 or 7pm until the wee hours of the night (like 9 or 10pm). We'd try to go to every house in the city and then go home with about 3 bags full of candy (and dozens of cavities by time we went…
“Charlie Brown's an asshole!”
Trick ’r Treat wasn't what I was expecting it to be.
The film centers around four Halloween-related stories tied together by the presence of Sam, a demonic pint-sized trick-or-treater who acts as the enforcer for the rules and traditions of Halloween. He's brilliantly designed and very disturbing. Respect Halloween's traditions and Sam will leave you alone; smash a pumpkin, and he will make you pay.
Trick ’r Treat doesn't even try to build any of its characters, they are all uninteresting, tedious and boring one-dimensional characters. Except for Steven Wilkins, played brilliantly by Dylan Baker, who delivered a terrific performance as a local principal who moonlights as a serial killer. He's the only person worth mentioning.…
Excellent, quick storytelling. Aims to please with likable characters, spooky settings, cool effects, and satisfying twists. This is a Halloween-themed anthology done right. It's refreshing to see a movie with so little bullshit. High-production, too.
It's rare that I don't finish a movie, but that's because it's rare that I start watching one this bad.
Aranyos. De tényleg.
Trick 'r Treat is one of my favorite films of all time. It is my favorite Halloween themed movie. Trick 'r Treat isn't your typical Halloween movie. It's an anthology. It focuses on 4 stories; all of them intersect at some point in the movie. It shows how dedicated people are to Halloween, and how people still believe the original stories about the holiday. It has a great cast and was done in a way that just enhanced the movie. It's a great movie to watch any time of the year, but it's amazing to watch on Halloween itself.
Arguably the best modern horror anthology film. Sam is the best new horror movie character in decades.
Way more fun than I expected. It certainly prides itself on capturing the full spirit of Halloween for everyone; from kids, to horny 20-somethings, to creepy, grumpy old adults. And with good reason: it is, at times, an eerily accurate portrayal of the mysterious holiday (which just so happens to be one of my favorites). It's not entirely consistent (the first storyline is quite short and dropped pretty early, and the ending to the Paquin storyline was, at first, a bit unsatisfying, until that awesome transformation montage), but it's almost always compelling. Much better than the vast majority of recent horror films, and definitely worth a look.
As another viewer stated (and I can't help but agree), Trick 'r Treat is less of an anthology film and more akin to a horror film in the vein of Pulp Fiction. The story is told in fragments, involving various unrelated characters who occasionally show up in each other's lives in strange ways, and the story is told in a non-linear fashion and revolving around the same night: Halloween.
The movie consists of four (or five, depending on who you ask) stories that each, while different, tend to have some kind of supernatural element to them. Each story also has its own twist (some being more "twist"-like than others), and while some are effective, each feel gimmicky to an extent.…
After a nice prologue this movies tells 5 more or less boring stories that reminded me of R.L.Stine's Goosebumps instead of shocking me. 35%
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