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…
Recommended by Luis Angel Rodriguez.
Film Club score (3.61/5.00)
Delightful. Can't believe I missed out on this for so long!
"Always check your candy."
The anthology film is no longer the horror staple it once was, which seems a little surprising when you get films like this jaunty little number. As with all such films, there's always a story or two weaker than the rest (I could have done without Leslie Bibb, or the vampire bit), but at least they did a great job with the framing device (no, nobody is telling stories in an asylum this time), and with interweaving the stories in (mostly) clever ways. It's also the rare horror film that would be just about as effective edited right down to a hard PG-13 (the standout sequence, with kids running afoul of an old urban legend, wouldn't need any edits at all); I could almost seeing this becoming as much an annual tradition for some folks as the Charlie Brown Christmas Special. Good fun.
So, what, is this a horror film about someone dressing up as a pirate for Halloween? My stretchy jokes aside, do note the "'r" in the title, because that's the only thing separating this title from "Trick or Treat", which is associated with far too many other films... and a Donald Duck cartoon. Oh yes, people definitely need to recognize this film as original, because I dare you to name one, or, two, or twelve, or twenty horror anthologies. Poor Dylan Baker is finally getting a lead role, and he has it for, like, um, some amount of minutes I don't feel like marking off because this particular anthology alternates between stories. That's unique, as is the concept of keeping…
A pure Halloween Night experience. Full of candy corn, jack-o-lantern scares, and of course plenty of blood and gore.
Nothing jaw-dropping, but smartly structured and enough fun to keep your attention
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...
Contains every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the letterboxd database.
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