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…
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…
"Always check your candy."
My ranking of the shorts:
1.The School Bus Massacre Revisited.
Trick 'r Treat is my favorite Halloween film, it encapsulates the essence of what Halloween should be, a day of superstition, magic and suspense. Director Michael Dougherty, put together five very entertaining stories with a charismatic cast, no surprise that the outcome was a very fun spooky anthology film.
Michael Dougherty not only created an entertaining horror film but he also created Sam or "Samhain", an innocent masked trick or treater, but don't let the cute mask fool you, Sam is like the devil, who acts…
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…
Gloriously campy Halloween fun, I can't find fault in something so gleefully and interestingly made, this was pure entertainment from start to finish!
I've seen this described as an anthology film but it's more like if 'Pulp Fiction' was a Horror film. There is a number of reoccurring characters and intersecting plotlines all cleverly and humorously combined into one non-linear story across a single Halloween night in a small American town.
This is a great film that brings lots of Halloween traditions and Horror movie tropes together. It's the sort of film that demands a re-watch and I look forward to doing so next Halloween....
This is pretty clever amalgam of every Halloween-themed horror story you may have read, heard, or seen at the movies in the last 35 years. Well produced; kind of boring. Sequel coming soon, I hear.
An excellent film from start to finish, with a very good way to connect each of the stories of multiple ways. this movie is the kind that leaves you thinking after the final as he was all like some dialogues relating and not you appreciated at first were very important at the end to understand the movie
A pesar de que la pelicula fue rodada y producida en 2007, salio fue apenas en 2009 para DVD. Una pelicula bien hecha de principio a fin y en lo personal me encanta como relacionan cada una de las historias, estando asi desde principio a fin cada una relacionada con la otra, sumamente recomendada
the format really doesn't work. it's an anthology, but strings its different segments together in one barely-present supposed overarching plot, and in doing so robs them of what individual punch they might have had. it relies on so many typical spooky signifiers - kids in creepy masks, hot vampire girls - but doesn't use them to deliver scares or to disturb or to really do much of anything. you get the feeling that it's not horror, but horror pastiche. but what is the movie behind the pastiche? it's not funny enough to be comedy, not exciting enough to be action. there's nothing there. watching it is the equivalent of thinking about watching a horror movie.
I wasn't expecting much from this, but it was well put together, albeit very short. The movie comprises several mini stories which all fit into each other at some point. The flow was good and the tales - though somewhat cliche and predictable - were entertaining enough. I think this could have been better if it had been fleshed out a little more and a few loose ends properly tied up. I wonder if this is by the same people behind the "Tales From The Crypt" series, because the style is so similar.
Fun throwback to old anthologies like Creepshow. Wish I'd watched it closer to Halloween!
Watching movies on Halloween is somewhat of a tradition of mine as a horror movie fan. I was so pleasantly surprised by this movie when I first saw it years ago that it has immediately entered into my list of essential movies for Halloween.
Trick 'r Treat is, of course, a movie made for Halloween, about Halloween. It skillfully weaves an anthology-like story together of different people and events that take place on Halloween night with the appropriate nods to iconic horror creatures and lore. The extremely like-able character Sam, the spirit of Halloween ties them all together.
The movie has a great feeling of scary storytelling and folklore about it. It manages to mix these stories with dark and…
Besides Halloween, the perfect Halloween movie. Period