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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…
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…
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…
Really good fun with some creative ideas in there. Nicely put together.
"NATURE SPECIAL." That's all.
I think I have a new favorite Halloween movie.
Fresh and crafty Halloween horror story; the deadly consequences of breaking an Halloween tradition;
Michael Dougherty obviously has a deep passion for Halloween. Trick ‘r Treat is a wonderfully crafted little anthology film, with great performances and classic atmosphere. Unfortunately, what’s missing is a sufficient amount of real scares.
Trick ‘r Treat is filled with Halloween tradition and is a lot of fun, but you’ll go to sleep very easy after watching it. Maybe a bit too easy for a horror film.
One of my favorite horror films of ALL TIME.
Part of 2014's 31 Nights of Horror!
Trick ‘r Treat, the brainchild of new director Michael Dougherty, is a masterfully weaved Halloween themed anthology that instantly becomes a holiday classic. With a versatile cast including Anna Paquin, Brian Cox, Leslie Bibb and Dylan Baker, this movie perfectly sets the tone for the night where spooks appear and the air is thick with fun and fear.
The anthology film is a horror staple, and this is one of the best in recent years. Here, the stories revolve around Halloween, it’s mythology and conventions, and what happens when you don’t exactly follow the rules of the season. What happens when you take down your decorations too early? Why do girls…
Had no idea this was THIS good.
We're about half way through the Underrated Series and have finally reached one of the big genres. I'm expecting lots…
Horror movies are by far my favorite, so I've decided to make a list with all of them I remember…