This is for the 2015 (1st) edition of the list. For the 2016 (2nd) edition, go here.
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 of minutes and then…
As I've already written many times around here, I absolutely love Halloween, but one of the saddest things for me is that people don't celebrate it around here. There is no trick or treat, candies, horror marathons everywhere... I can't even find a decent Halloween party for Christ's sake! However, I work at an English school and thankfully, they do celebrate Halloween! Besides the decoration at school, they asked me to chose some short movies to show the students. I picked Toy Story of Terror for the Kids and a handful of other shorts to the adults and teens. For one of my own classes, I chose to watch a feature horror movie. And that movie was Trick 'r Treat!…
Happy Halloween everyone!
Alright, well maybe it's not Halloween. But man, this film definitely made me feel like it was. It's bad enough that we've been getting snow these past couple days, but it makes the weather chillier and gives the area a temperature that seems more akin to the end of October. Combining this unusual weather with Michael Dougherty's anthology horror-comedy made for quite a unique experience, and I do believe that this has quickly become a new all-time favorite horror film for me.
Trick r Treat plays on just about every horror trope and motif that you can think of and turns it on its side, against the audience's expectations and the characters. Chocolate knives, lollipop scimitars, ghoulish…
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…
An interesting and fluctuating horror film with a great, if unoriginal, premise but the execution works sporadically.
Michael Dougherty is a director whose filmography doesn't appeal to me. I've seen this and 'Krampus' and I had a lot of problems with both. His execution of the great storylines isn't for me. I did prefer this to 'Krampus' but settling on a rating was very tough because I had no idea how I actually felt about the film, I just knew that I didn't love it.
Before this started, I had no idea that this was a multi-stand film. I will say that the film handles this style very well. Each tale is woven into the others very nicely.
Más que digna sucesora de Creepshow, Truco o Trato demuestra que una peli de relatos cortos es mejor si no lo parece y si únicamente tiene un responsable.
I liked it's Halloween spirit, but it was boring and all 4 segments were cliched. Not scary, not funny, not memorable.
Awesome Halloween horror movie. It's feels like an anthology, except the stories are linked organically. Lots of fun.
This is the movie that made me realize how much I love Leslie Bibb.
The script is tight, filled with smart twists, but it's not enough to compensate for the lack of scares. A rather dull affair.
Somebody just had too many ideas for one movie.
Michael Dougherty è attento più alla forma che alla sostanza, confezionando un prodotto leccato, senza sbavature degne di nota, ma a conti fatti privo di qualunque tensione ed emozione (fatta eccezione forse per il buon incipit). Tra figone mannare, mostriciattoli di zucca e fantasmi ritardati e ritardatari il film non va oltre l'intrattenimento per ragazzini ricordandoci che Halloween, in fondo, è una festa... Ben fatto ma innocuo.
Όταν έρθει ο εξυπνάκιας φίλος σας και σας πει και καλά πως θέλει να δει ένα φιλμ που να συνδυάζει θρίλερ, κωμωδία, σπλάτερ, παρωδία, halloween, goonies, κόμικ, adams family, λυκάνθρωπους, βρυκόλακες,γκόμενες, τις ερωτικές περιπέτειες μια παρθένας και καμιά δεκαριά τέτοια ακόμα, βάλτε του το Trick 'r Treat για να το βουλώσει.
This was creepy fun! ♥
I don't think I ever hated on Halloween.
I love Halloween!
I absolutely love Halloween!
Have I already mentioned how much I love Halloween?
I DO love Halloween! :)
The 2016 (2nd) edition of the list. You can see the original and more info here.
With a list of…
a list that is trying to contain every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the…