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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,…
Wait. There's another tradition.
This has turned into an unplanned tradition taking a place right next to Halloween (1978) as a yearly viewing. I've only been keeping track of my October Horror marathons since 2011, but it's managed to make it's way into the rotation each year thus far. click here for previous reviews.
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…
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…
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…
Halloween viewing tradition now.
Quality , unappreciated modern Halloween anthology. Very good wrap-around interlaced approach and features an iconic character ion little Sam.
The Count's Verdict: I find the iconography of Halloween and joyful sense of frightful fun embodied in Michael Dougherty's TRICK 'R TREAT irresistibly rewatchable. I've long loved how this portmanteau film incorporates scares, comedy and an evident devotion to the traditions/annual celebration of 'All Hollows Eve', not too mention a fan's adoration for the horror genre itself. Along with John Carpenter's seminal 1978 slasher, this has become my 'go-to' film for Hallowe'en night. Not only is TRICK 'R TREAT the perfect Halloween movie, it is very likely the single finest horror anthology of the last thirty years. For me, a modern classic!
#Horrorctober Bonus 2 (15/13)
Schon oft vorgenommen, aber nie geschaut. Nachdem James Rolfe und Schröck von den Rocketbeans ihn heute beide ausdrücklichst empfohlen haben, musste ich ihn noch schnell rein quetschen. Hat es sich gelohnt? Aber hallo!
Trick'r Treat ist ein Film zu dem man nicht viel vorwissen haben sollte, deshalb fasse ich mich kurz. Trick'r Treat besteht aus mehreren kleinen Nebenstories von verschiedenen Personen, die alle irgendetwas anderes an Halloween erleben. Dabei spielt Trick'r Treat gekonnt mit den üblichen Klischees bei denen man sich im Vorfeld noch denkt "Ach ja, ich weiß genau was jetzt kommt", aber dann sehr positiv überrascht wird.
Da ich nie ein großer Michael Myers Fan war, hat sich bei mir nie die Tradition eingebürgert Halloween an Halloween zu gucken. Trick'r Treat hingegen wäre ein Kandidat, den ich jährlich anschauen könnte.
Wer ihn nicht kennt sollte unbedingt mal rein schauen.
This is a fairly recent but it is an almost perfect celebration of Halloween in its many guises.
I like the interwoven structure of the film that feels much more natural than those with a framing story. Everything happens on that one night and under the ever watchful eye of creepy little Sam Hain.
Despite the film being packed with psychopathic murderers, monsters and dead children it has a celebratory feel to it, helped no doubt by the film cutting to scenes of a Halloween carnival in town.
Is to Halloween what The Polar Express is to Christmas.
To me there's a fundamental difference between a horror movie and a Halloween movie. I sure like my typical a-list slasher movie, but on Halloween these movies need to hit a certain mood. It's not about being scared, but about being scared while having fun and laughing. You don't go into a haunted house to be genuinely scared, it's about a guy in a cheap costume jumping at you and everybody laughing afterwards. In that sense, a good Halloween movie has to be spooky and scary, but at the same time lots of fun to watch.
In that regard "Trick 'R Treat" is my favourite Halloween movie because it is such a fun time while delivering both genuine scares and…
"Charlie Brown's an asshole!" <3
Such a fun movie to watch on Halloween, loved Dylan Baker and Brian Cox and that Anna Paquin episode... oh my... :-)
The one with the kids was fantastic as well, I bet that one girl will turn into an interesting person later in life :-)
... Trick R’ Treat prima pela sua excelente atmosfera e o argumento é agradável. É um filme ideal para se ver no Halloween , especialmente numa tarde chuvosa. Tem o coração no lugar certo. ...
crítica completa: a35mm.wordpress.com/2014/10/31/trick-r-treat-2009/
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