We're about half way through the Underrated Series and have finally reached one of the big genres. I'm expecting lots…
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…
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…
I remember seeing this movie on Netflix for a while but never brought myself to watching it. After a few recommendations from some friends I finally decided to ordered it on bluray.
I was amazed at how good it was. Everything was well put together. Can't wait to play this again during Halloween time...
A few good scenes but overall, unoriginal stories and cheap scares. That last word is used very loosely.
An instant holiday classic that's just dripping with Halloween spirit - even if this town is way, waaay more into celebrating the best and spookiest holiday than anywhere I personally have ever been. I'd certainly like to visit though, assuming I could avoid the serial killers, werewolves, and vengeful spirits, of course, but what's life without a little excitement?! My favorite character has to be little Sam, as that sack-headed toddler is not going to let ANYONE disrespect our beloved night.
Had the potential to be a good film but failed in its execution.
A kind of lame teen's horror flick. Had potential, but blew it.
This is popular among horror fans, but I don't understand why it's not more mainstream.
New Halloween fav.
Here's in an in-depth film review of the movie "Trick r Treat", starring Brian Cox and Anna, nah I'm just kidding, I just wanted to see this because I heard Therman Merman gets his head cut off.
A tribute to Halloween that couldn't be more fun.
Horror movies are by far my favorite, so I've decided to make a list with all of them I remember…
Contains every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the letterboxd database.
If there is any…