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Trick 'r Treat
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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.
Part Four of Rolling Fog, Creepy Passageways, Murderers Lurking In The Dark: My Own Halloween Challenge
A delightful, demented, atmospheric, and wonderfully conceived cult classic; Trick 'r Treat is a yearly Halloween tradition with me, and every viewing brings new, rich and joyful surprises. And with the leaves rolling about, the wind picking up speed, and the cold winter chill making itself known; I figured it was time to sit back and enjoy one of my favorite horror films.
The direction is beautifully done, the cinematography is both nostalgic and creaky, the production design is absolutely impeccable; the film's technical qualities are perfect in a creepy and playful sort of way. Yet, It's the way the entire film is constructed,…
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…
As the starting point for Hoop-Tober, Trick 'r Treat is a particularly apt choice. At first glance, this film looks like one of the dozens of trashy little scary movies that continually flood Netflix. This film, however, is a breath of fresh air: more competently made, well-paced, and in the spirit of Halloween (the night where everyone's entitled to one good scare) than most of what gets produced these days. Director Michael Dougherty balances the nasty but playful tone very well, and combines a series of four interlocking scary stories overlap narratively and chronologically. This is more or less the horror equivalent of Pulp Fiction.
The stories combine a lot of Halloween tropes in ways that aren't as original as…
I wish I would've watched this sooner, this is a great horror anthology.
I loved, loved, loved this movie! Kind of like the "Go" of horror movies. It really is a crime that this movie is going straight to dvd.
One of my favorite horror anthology movies -- but unlike most, they each weave into one another's stories all without a narrator.
And best of all, the horror really goes there.
A nasty little film that deserves its cult reputation, but not necessarily much more.
Trick R' Treat is always a delight to watch. Such a fun little film, it's a real shame the studio held this back for so long.
I confess, I'm not normally a fan of horror anthologies, mostly because there are so many bad ones. Even the best usually have at least one segment that's hard to watch. The bookend, or framing story, is almost always terrible. Regardless, I had heard nothing but good things about this movie, so I gave it a shot. I'm glad I did. *Trick 'r Treat* has some problems, but it's one of the best horror anthologies I've seen.
I didn't think so in the first 5-10 minutes. The opening scene is not well done - it's typical 90's-style slasher fare, predictable and boring. Damn anthologies!
But after the first "story," the movie's strengths come to the forefront. Namely, the film has…
A fun Halloween horror anthology with some surprisingly first-rate actors. Four stories that twist and intertwine with a decent sense of fun.
I've softened a bit on this one since my first viewing when it was newly released, but it still has some major problems that really hurt the overall film.
It plays more like a carnival spook house than a horror film.
More false scares than attempts at real ones. Seems like there's one in every scene. And the director has trouble building tension for them without instantly telegraphing the end result.
The mascot, Sam, irritates me.
Too many direct lifts of sequences from better films.
The storylines are all completely unoriginal totally predictable.
Because of the nature of how the stories interplay, which is admittedly cool, there are a number of glaring contrivances.
I do love the ambiance. It's set…
multiple stories converge, cute pumpkin kid
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