Trick 'R Treat is certainly not scary, but it isn't as funny as it could be either. Its sense of playfulness is more held in its punchlines in an otherwise generic narrative. However, unlike most anthology films, the segments display fine craftsmanship in cross-cutting, which keeps the plot flowing at all times. The stories also beautifully intersect with one another, as well. Thus, this fine technique saves it.
A really fun Halloween-soaked horror anthology not unlike movies like Creepshow, although there's an interweaving series of stories, rather than standalone shorts. It has a heart and some laughs, but still manages to shock quite a bit, and is ultimately a lot of fun. Certainly merits a viewing every October.
Haven't seen that many modern horror films but I have to say that this one is quite enjoyable! Very funny, very creepy and very fun! Some really wonderfully disturbing things in this, including Dylan Baker's character who's acting is always a pleasure to watch. Very much recommended.
Is it ever nice to see a modern horror movie that's genuinely funny without regressing into the moronic self-aware/self-deprecating tongue-in-cheek horseshit at the expense of its scares. Anyway, a great cast livens up a spooky mosaic of suburban stories that keep you cringing and snickering for the mercifully filler-free 82-minute runtime. Always a good choice for the big night.
One of the most flat-out entertaining horror films of the last few years, it's really criminal that it didn't get a theatrical release and a wider audience. A ceaselessly fun blend of old-fashioned scares and bloody gore with extraordinary spooky Halloween atmosphere and some really great performances - Dylan Baker, in particular, is at his wicked best. This one definitely has cult classic potential.
2.6 stars. As with 'Krampus' a gleefully ghoulish festive romp which strikes a curious, provocative balance between goofy humour and nihilistic nastiness. I loved some of the monster designs (I'm a sucker for sackcloth spooks) and admired the cross-cutting between the different stands. It has some indelible images - a pumpkin patch at night; jolly ranchers and gumballs on dirty stairs, but it isn't whatsoever scary.
See, my dad taught me tonight is about respecting the dead because this is the one night that the dead and all sorts of other things roam free - and pay us a visit. Sorry. All these traditions, jack-o'-lanterns, putting on costumes, handing out treats, they were started to protect us, but nowadays... No one really cares.