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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…
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%
Perfect anthology, actually effective. Balances scares with humor and creates a brand new and interesting icon.
I love a good anthology film. I like it even better centered around my favorite holiday. Pack it with some great actors, several solid story lines that are seemingly unconnected and yet still have loose strings tying them altogether and you have the recipe for what has turned into a cult film.
So much fun; a great new Halloween classic.
One of the most deliciously evil and fun holiday horrors to ever grace the horror genre; Trick 'r Treat is a horror gem at its finest
I love anthologies. A well told short story is better than a long story arc or a drawn out character study way more often than not. So when "Trick 'R Treat" came along it proved to me that while it's not something the majority of the population wants to see there are filmmakers out there who still value the format. It's too bad then that "Trick 'R Treat" wasn't more of a treat. It looks great and it has its entertaining moments. I mostly enjoyed the story of an odd girl who gets her revenge from some unlikely assistants and a man who has to deal with a strange trick or treater. Unfortunately these stories aren't the most original things…
Great little anthology of tales that's link together. Pull this one out every Halloween, a great classic
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