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.
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…
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…
Deliciously thrilling and suspenseful. I'm not a complete fan of the genre when watching these (modern day thrillers) for most of the time they're mind-numbingly predictable, cliche and just all round stupid. This however is the absolute opposite.
The way this movie twists and plays with your mind (or my mind) was brilliant and scary. The horror and gore is perfectly complimented with terrific acting for horror movie standards.
I'm a bit ashamed that I didn't see this one sooner.
Not really sure who this is aimed at? The 4 intertwining stories are not gory/horrific enough for adults...and a bit too gory/boob flashy for the kids!
Brian Cox has a ludicrous fake nose (I like silly noses) and a scene features No.3 on my 'Ways I'd like to Die' list...being raped to death by Anna Paquin in a Red Riding Hood costume...No would definitely mean yes in that situation!!
Sadly the horror-lite approach it takes means it is a big disappointment for an old grump like me.
Fun little horror anthology, consisting of four interwoven short stories, all taking place on Halloween night in the same small town.
Writer/director Michael Dougherty obviously has a great deal of affection for both Halloween and the horror genre, and with TRICK 'R TREAT gives us a cornucopia of classic Halloween experiences (decorations, hunting for a costume, carving jack-o-lanterns, trick or treating, cruel pranks, urban legends, watching scary movies on TV, parties, and especially that eerie hush in the air after the suburban streets go quiet once all the kids have gone home) that any Halloween junkie will enjoy. He has obviously set out to make the ultimate film about the holiday, and although it's not perfect, it's a whole lot…
I don't hate this film but I don't get the love some people have for it. I've seen it twice now and both times it was just ok for me.
fun little movie.. for halloween night or may 29th at 2 in the afternoon
This horror film was a nice blend of comedy, shivers, and small little stories that woven into each other. After reading what this movie was all about I was surprised why it got such high ratings... now I get it.
It's not your typical horror film and yet... it is. It just has some nice little details which make it a unique horror movie that is actually quite good.
If you are a fan of the horror genre and fed up with the typical hack and slash teen movie. Then you should definitely watch this. It's just a little different!
So goddamned good!
Most anthologies have at least one short that doesn't work, not this one. I loved every single story! Must see if you are a horror fan!
More people need to see this fine pulp-style horror anthology.
This film is the perfect example of the failings of the studio system. This is a truly world-class horror film that deserved a full theatrical release with a decent marketing campaign. The film has still managed to get itself a decent reputation and is growing in popularity but from the beginning it should have been treated with more respect.
This is the Halloween film to beat. I'm a Carpenter faithful however this film encapsulates everything that horror and Halloween fans appreciate about the season and the holiday. The atmosphere is dripping with the trappings of Halloween. It is not scary nor is it meant to be scary, it is very…
I have no idea why I got this horror movie. It wasn't a bad watch with friends and a little scotch.
A series of interconnected short stories set on Halloween.
I actually quite enjoyed this. It's not particularly gruesome or scary feeling more like a throwback to those short horror stories they used to tell in the 80's; pretty simple thematically but fun to watch. That's not to say there's no scares or shocks rather its a film that isn't relying on that sort of action. The director and writer, Michael Dougherty shows a pretty good grasp of the horror genre and conventions so it feels well crafted; he keeps things moving in an interesting way, building up the story strands and going backwards and forwards in time in the narrative to show how seemingly random events interconnect and affect each…
Dos estrellas por las risas.