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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.
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,…
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…
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…
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…
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.
Film 31 in the 2014 Halloween Film Fest
"I hate Halloween."
Well then, this was a treat of a watch! I've heard good things about this, but haven't checked it out, and I'm disappointed I never watched it much sooner. Trick 'R Treat is an anthology horror film that takes place on Halloween night. There's There's five different shorts and there all interconnected by at least one character, and that character is usually, Sam. Think of something along the lines of Creepshow. It's a great horror film that goes perfect for the holiday!
It's perfectly written and excellently directed which culminates in an perfectly executed film. It's creepy, spooky, it's humorous. It's not necessarily ground breaking in the genre, but…
This is the Pulp Fiction of spook. It's an anthology where some of the enjoyment comes from figuring out the order of all the stories. The stories themselves are extremely cheesy but in a good way. They feel like the kind of stories that younger kids would feel cool for knowing. It didn't get under my skin, but I had a lot of fun and that's all the movie was trying to do. This is the perfect Halloween movie.
The most Halloweeny Halloween film I've ever seen. I had seen it a couple years ago with some friends, but had fallen asleep. This time, wide awake, I experienced the film all the way through. It is nothing short of a masterpiece. The production design is brilliant and meticulously crafted. It is the aspect that shines the most in this HORRIBLY underrated gem. The anthology setting is so fitting and all ties in at the end. Such a great film. Can't wait for the sequel.
Horrortober 2015 - Film #7
This film is drenched in the Halloween spirit and though it's not as inventive as the direction, production values and ensemble elevate it too, it's still a damn fun watch.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
a man walking up his porch sees a kid on his porch stealing his candy and says, "i see you're smashing jack-o-lanterns... no worries! here, have some [poisoned] candy." then proceeds to get absolutely disgusted when the kid pukes brown sludge everywhere. so he drags him into the grave he's dug in the backyard and buries him next to his wife (i'm assuming?). later on, he's helping his son carve out the eyes of the kid's head that they keep calling their 'jack-o-lantern.' and afterwards, old dude goes into the city dressed as a vampire and just starts biting randos. nbd though, he gets his. he bites an actual vampire, gets thrown through some trees, and eaten alive.
... and that's only one storyline ...
I've put off watching this film for years because I simply don't like the name. Looking at the name alone it feels like one of those cheap multi-pack films that I either avoid or just watch to laugh. Boy, was I wrong. I genuinely enjoyed this film and was completely surprised at every turn. The story was original and unique. I had a good time with this. I'm looking forward to checking out the sequel now.
The Pulp Fiction of Halloween movies, Trick 'r Treat is an anthology movie of sorts the follow four interconnected stories set on Halloween night in a small town. One story follows four girls who are out to party; one is about a group of kids that explore a macabre town legend; one is about a murderous school principal; and the other is about a grumpy old man who is taught to appreciate Halloween by a mischievous imp... thing.
The movie is written and directed by Michael Dougherty (no relation to Shannon), who co-wrote and directed the upcoming Krampus movie starring Adam Scott (a movie I greatly anticipate). Trick 'r Treat is not without its flaws (the psycho principal thing was…
"Trick 'r Treat" is a film that does an excellent job of taking Halloween Night and intertwining its characters into a collection of tricks and treats. It is a small cast with Brian Cox and Anna Paquin as the faces you will recognize. Think of this as a Seinfeld episode style, but a scary movie. It is also crazy to hear that "Trick 'r Treat" had distribution issues and sat on a shelf for a while. This is one of the best Halloween/Horror films I have seen in a while.
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