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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 bitter old recluse receives an uninvited guest.
Trick 'r Treat might be one of the greatest horror movies of all time. It has everything I could ask for: A Spuds MacKenzie-esque dog. The fat kid from Bad Santa. Headgear Girl. Anna Paquin going all Little Red Riding Hood. Marilyn Manson singing a sweet howling cover of a classic Annie Lennox tune. A mini-peeping Tom having some dressing room fun. Lost in Space costumes. Brian Cox acting grumpy. Dylan Baker acting creepy. Plus, Sam, the coolest midget walking killer pumpkin creature I've ever laid eyes on.
All of these ingredients are mixed into five interlocking stories. When the final credits roll, almost everything will make so much more sense. Wonderfully directed. Brilliant cinematography that brings Halloween to life.…
A devilishly gleeful and beautifully constructed love letter to the season of Ghouls, Tricks and Treats, wrapped in interweaving and incredibly unpredictable narrative.
Michael Dougherty is a force to be reckoned with, I can't name another director this clever to go as far as constantly playing with our expectations with what will happen only to throw not a curve ball, but a giant curve bolder towards us.
Some of the stories are a tad underwhelming (the stuff with the teenage girls was kinda lame in spite of the awesome twist) and a couple of the child actors are mediocre, but the rest of the film is so god damn beautifully crafted that it dumbfounds me and plenty of others why…
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 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…
fun fact: halloween didn't exist until this movie came out
Filme de terror de sessão da tarde +18. Muito divertido e criativo, além de ter sido assustador quando vi quando era criança.
I went to Sleepy Hollow for the first time this Halloween weekend and even that didn't put me in as much of a mood for Halloween as this movie. Needless to say, I'm watching this every year.
“Trick 'r Treat” is a playground for director Michael Dougherty to have fun with horror sub-genres in an anthology feature.
The title sequence set the movie up to be like a comic book, and the story breaks includes a comic descriptive text to color it. Each story is loosely connected by the small child Sam who is very stringent in Halloween tradition.
It’s a funny and an enjoyable film, but the control over tone and horror is very loose.
Тридцать третий фильм Октябрьского хоррор-марафона.
Пять совершенно отличных друг от друга историй, происходящих в ночь Хеллоуина, имеют сильные концепты, но слабы по части персонажей. Взять хотя бы тот факт, что мало кто из них внутренне меняется по ходу развития сюжета. По-моему, лишь пара героев имеют за плечами персональные истории, бэкграунд. Это не значит, что виновата актерская игра, скорее винить стоит смысловую глубину данных им ролей, их прописанность, так сказать.
Сценарист, однако, хорошо постарался в других аспектах. Например, вписал в каждый эпизод отличные и неожиданные сюжетные повороты. Кроме того, он сумел наделить все пять историй одной моралью, одним сильным стержнем, что позволяет по-настоящему превратить их в один цельный фильм. Плохо то, что режиссер попытался сделать из него смесь хоррора и комедии,…
Not particularly scary but still enjoyable celebration of Halloween with interconnected tales of werewolves, vampires, and a weird little dude with a bag on his head.
Pretty good. In a genre that's not my favorite but it was in the top three of the horror movies we watched all month.
A Parker Pick.
For decades, John Carpenter's "Halloween" has been the go-to film for holiday viewing during the month of October, and in that respect it has remained mostly unchallenged. While it's not quite in the same league, "Trick 'R Treat" may still be the one other film since the perennial favorite to perfectly capture the essence of the holiday and the fear that is associated with it. Because of that, it has justly garnered respect among horror fans and a well-deserved cult following.
With all of the garbage in the genre that actually makes it to theaters, the fact that Warner Brothers buried this smart, beautiful-looking film for mostly personal reasons seems a grave injustice. What writer and director Michael Dougherty has…
Unfortunately didn't get to watch this on Halloween proper, but the Halloween Eve will have to suffice. A really great horror anthology that has a lot of good actors and fun scenes throughout. I wish Michael Dougherty would make another one of these.
Sin más pretexto que su evidente amor por el fantástico, Michael Dougherty realizó con Trick'r Treat el Short Cuts del terror à la Warren.
Macabra, divertida y muy bonita.
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