Friday, October 9, 2009

Review: Trick r' Treat

Trick r’ Treat can only be found on DVD or downloaded from game consoles and I seriously suggest you do just that.

What would you get if horror pulp comics were turned into a movie? You'll find the answer right here.

The film was supposed to release in 2007, and then again in 2008, but Warner Bros. got cold feet and kept hanging on to the project until this year, when it was finally sent straight to DVD. Idiots.

The film has built up some amazing word of mouth buzz thanks to indie and horror film festivals and I’m hard pressed to find a single person with one bad thing to say about this purely holiday offering.

Most horror movies that come out this time of year have little to nothing to do with the Halloween itself. Trick r’ Treat is the exception.

Featuring four interconnected stories about werewolves, vampires, zombies, creepy neighbors and a monster that takes trick or treating way too seriously, this fantastic offering is all about All Hallow's Eve.

The production value is off the wall (it was supposed to go to theaters, after all) and the performances are great.

More like a collection of campfire tales, Trick r’ Treat is the perfect film to put you in the holiday spirit. It has everything a horror fan desires without being too gimmicky or going for the easy gore-porn approach so popular these days.

If you like a good scary story (or four, for that matter) and are one of thoe folks who really digs Halloween, you have no excuse not to see this film.

2 comments:

Jeff The Jeff said...

Sounds like Creepshow. I'm in.

-Echo said...

Exactly! Intro credits even remind me of Creepshow a bit. Then again, several moments felt like homages, so it's likely that was the point.