Designed to cause shit. This is not an overrated films list because opinions are subjective. However I would love to…
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,…
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 of minutes and then…
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!…
Happy Halloween everyone!
Alright, well maybe it's not Halloween. But man, this film definitely made me feel like it was. It's bad enough that we've been getting snow these past couple days, but it makes the weather chillier and gives the area a temperature that seems more akin to the end of October. Combining this unusual weather with Michael Dougherty's anthology horror-comedy made for quite a unique experience, and I do believe that this has quickly become a new all-time favorite horror film for me.
Trick r Treat plays on just about every horror trope and motif that you can think of and turns it on its side, against the audience's expectations and the characters. Chocolate knives, lollipop scimitars, ghoulish…
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…
This is it.
This is the movie I've been waiting for since John Carpenter's Halloween . A movie so wonderful and so rewatchable and so atmospheric that it must become a new Halloween tradition. I'm not entirely sure why I never took the time to watch it before now, but I'm so glad I did. I'll be watching it again this October, and every October that follows.
What begins as a smart and fun play on the horror genre and the holiday of Halloween turns into a series of connected stories that ultimately lead up to an effective finale that takes everything we've learned throughout the film's eighty minute running time and capitalizing.
In the end, the movie becomes less…
Not enough people have seen this film.
The Pulp Fiction of scary films.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
So this was alright. As a horror movie I wasn't scared at all, not even a little. But just as any ol' movie it was fine. I really like the whole concept of the movie. I liked Sam, I thought he was a neat character. I liked trying to guess what was going to happen next. Before it was revealed I was able to guess the old guy was the bus driver. I like that final shot of the kids on the front porch of the bus drivers house, I thought that was a nice addition.
I ended up feeling the same way about this as I did with The Babadook where I liked the movie but not as a horror/thriller movie.
So overall I liked this from a purely normal movie stand point but not as a horror movie. This movie would get an "itsanegg"
Truco ou trato, hahahahaha!
Corría el año de 2009 cuando pase uno de los peores momentos de mi vida, yo estaba fuera de mi país, estaba en los Ángeles, California, entré en uno de los cientos de vídeoclubs cerca de los estudios Universal. Cuando miraba los estrenos, vi la caratula de “Trick r Treat”, de la cual no sabía nada porque no se estreno en cines, lo que me parece estúpido porque es un film muy competente y de gran calidad, recuerdo que estaba a la venta por 5 dólares americanos, la compre y la lleve a casa.
Cuando la vi me quede sorprendido, pero, ¿Por qué es tan buena? Sencillamente porque tiene la magia de esas noches de terror, a la luz de…
tomás of el orfanato (2007) did it better
minus a star for weird pacing, plus a star for rhonda being savage af
Not the greatest movie ever made, and also not the best horror movie ever made. BUT it is one of the BEST Halloween movies I have ever seen! This film truly knows how to capture the essence and aesthetic of the Fall and Halloween season practically to perfection. The set pieces and cinematography add to the feeling of being a kid on Halloween. Also the anthology of stories works really well. If you enjoy the look and feel of Halloween then definitely view this movie, it will get you into the holiday spirit.
In October of 2007, a film was briefly marketed and then abruptly shelved by Warner Brothers.
The film in question was Michael Dougherty’s fantastic directorial debut, Trick ‘r Treat, and the theatrical trailer looked promising. I personally remember seeing the trailer in theatres. I immediately wanted to see it, and I wasn’t alone in that. The film quickly developed a following, and yet Warner Brothers repeatedly pushed back the release date, frustrating audiences in the process. Then one day, without warning, Warner pulled the film completely out of the public eye. This didn’t stop Trick ‘r Treat from becoming a major success at several film festivals, particularly Screamfest. However, the wait was still on for those of us who couldn’t…
Weird crazy horror film. Not very scary, it's more of a fun movie.
The 2016 (2nd) edition of the list. You can see the original and more info here.
With a list of…
a list that is trying to contain every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the…