a list that is trying to contain every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the…
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,…
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!…
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…
I'm willing to defend this movie as the greatest Halloween-themed movie ever until the end of time.
Or at least it's the greatest horror anthology movie ever.
Finally got around to watching this fun little anthology movie. Really should have watched this on Halloween. The little guy on the poster was creepy.
Brandon gushes over this movie like it's the best thing ever.
I saw it years and years ago and didn't like it.
I stll think it's shit but I fell asleep right after the werewolf stuff and woke up as the werewolf stuff ended on a second viewing as my PC apparently loops a film :-/
"Charlie Brown's an asshole!"
Since Creepshow I hadnt such fun watching people suffer.
Really good anthology film, captures the mood of Halloween perfectly. I do think through the hype this is a little overrated but i might be in the minority there. Nevertheless this is well worth watching.
Daughter and I did are own mini Halloween horror marathon. Started off with this anthology classic. Nothing captures the mood of Halloween like this film does. The school bus segment is the highlight. Daughter really enjoyed it as well.
SAW IT AT BNAT 9
An incredible horror anthology
A disappointing attempt. Seemed like it had a lot going for it with its looping structure, like a GO (1999) for horror, but failed at everything except a bit of superficial cleverness. With Brian Cox and Dylan Baker slumming it -- in fact Anna Paquin is slumming it, even -- tonal problems, and a misguided comic-book framing device. Its worst sin, however, is that it's just not scary.
As a series of simple, interrelated shorts, it certainly does the trick. The novelty of the approach keeps things moving at a brisk pace, which helps overcome the general shallowness of each story. At some point things become predictably up-ended, but the mixture of camp and frights makes for a pleasing, if forgettable, Halloween romp.
We're about half way through the Underrated Series and have finally reached one of the big genres. I'm expecting lots…
I'm a sucker for a positive list of modern horror movies.