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.
There are the bones of a great movie buried somewhere in Trick 'R Treat. Well the multiple connected stories are a cool idea it just isn't executed that well. In fact, the multiple story lines vary so much in quality that it makes the film feel uneven. My main gripe is that it tries to tackle too much at once. If they just streamlined it and focused on fewer characters they could've accomplished so much more.
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.
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.
6 - Pretty watchable horror compilation (a bloody masterpiece compared to those terrible "VHS" films). I liked how the stories (which were nothing special by themselves) were tied together. It mostly gets by on charm alone though, as it's not much to look at and the sound editing is really spotty in places.
I may be overrating it a bit but it's one of the only films that has become essential viewing (alongside Hocus Pocus and Halloween) for me every October. Just scary enough with lots of dark humor for gore hounds and fraidy cats alike. It also just kind of nails down the spooky, wonderful *feel* of my favorite holiday which is no easy feat.
Wasn't a complete train wreck. Found it very enjoyable, nice to have several stories in one good interlinks between them. Think this empathizes Halloween perfect thing to watch on Halloween night, scares,gore,sex,pumpkins,candy,parties everythings lit up everythings orange ! perfect
Not bad at all! I expected a train wreck but found this to be an enjoyable romp with tons of scary and funny Halloween goodness. The intertwining stories are all quite nifty and it's fun to se how they intersect with eachother. The tone of the movie works by blending light scares and gore with some broad comedy. The acting and production work is also up to par. Take a chance on this movie and you´ll be entertained.
Pensavo fossero le solite storielle horror da 4 soldi, invece si e rivelato davvero ben fatto.E la notte di Halloween ed a Warren Valley si intrecciano 5 storie tra di loro, con risvolti macabri molto interessanti.Sarà anche il classico horror ambientato ad Halloween, pero riesce ad essere molto originale e anche umoristico e godibile senza annoiare chi lo guarda.
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.