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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.
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!
Yeah, yeah, Halloween is over, but I'm not one of these pricks that celebrates Christmas in November, (or December for that matter), so I'm lingering on the far superior Halloween wagon. Who wants to be full of jolly cheer when you can be scared shitless?
Trick 'r Treat is wickedly clever and uses a non-linear story with no central protagonists to tell one convoluted mystery which otherwise would have been confusing and uninteresting. All the characters, whilst not devoted a lengthy duration of the film to development, which is understandable, have enough to be recognised.
The whole cast does a great job, Brian Cox especially and his scream is awesome. Dylan Baker is highly convincing and creepy as the principal…
216/365 (365 films in 365 days)
Didn't realise I had already watched this until I was half way through. It's a pretty good horror anthology film, especially if not treated with too much seriousness.
I can't fathom why this was direct to DVD with such a clever script and recognizable cast. This one if definitely a treat.
Due to the tongue-in-cheek approach, this is about as effective a horror flick as the Garfield Halloween Special, which is to say that it has its moments but is too much a cartoon to be genuinely frightening. Clearly the writer has some strong affection, that I don't share, for a specific type of horror/comedy hybrid, and writing within the narrative structure set up by the anthology approach looks like it must have been fun. If you like Evil Dead, Slither, that sort of thing, this'll do you. If you prefer keeping camp at an arm's length from your horror, nope, not this.
It was pretty fucking awesome to be honest and a great call back to those classics of the 90's and 80's like scream or jeepers creepers and it had a sense of humor sewn into the movies dark and frightening overtone. Imagine it as Tales of the Crypt were everything is forcibly correlating into one entire story with different themes (vampires and werewolves, serial killers, zombie children) and the movie looked nice. From every scene it went well with what trying to convey, I don't want to go on and on about this movie, but if you're wanting a good Halloween movie don't leave this off your list. It's fun and enjoyable
What a strange and wonderful film this is. Its been suggested ai watch this film by many people for many months. Tonight I thought I would watch it and am very glad I did. Its always great to see something a little different and Trick R Treat is certainly that. Everyone who likes something special should check this film out
When a horror movie is this good, why wait until Halloween?
A combination of 4 tales that all interconnect (The Principal, School Bus Massacre Revisited, Surprise Party, Sam) , we find ourselves in the company of Sam, described as "a mysterious pint-sized trick-or-treater wearing shabby orange pajamas with a burlap sack over his head", that makes an appearance in all the stories whenever someone breaks Halloween traditions, and ties all of the stories together.
Told in non linear fashion, we jump backwards and forwards throughout the night without ever once losing focus, taking in some atmospheric set pieces (forests lit beautifully with jack-o-lanterns, a misty dank quarry) as well as a sense of fun among the carnage- heads are lopped…
Still the best Halloween movie ever made.
Its been a long time since I seen a good anthology movie. This a movie of repeat viewing as you will see many of the characters appear in each other stories.
I cant believe they havent done a sequel of this movie
Trick 'R Treat is a nice change-up within the genre of Horror. The anthology-style of storytelling seems to fall by the wayside these days, and Michael Dougherty presents us with a fun film filled with blood, laughs, and some really impressive cinematography and performances.
The film focuses on four tales of Halloween terror that weave in and out of each other in an impressive way. You really get to put the pieces together in this film and it certainly warrants second viewing. The stories are scary enough, but, more often than not, humorous and satirical, harkening back to The Twilight Zone movie and Tales from the Crypt. It also does an effective job at playing against expectations and playing around…
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