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We rented Trick ‘r Treat, and it’s Pulp Fiction for horror fans. This episode we are joined with my wife and discuss some of the recent one-star reviews we have gotten. The salt flows, and then we play a new game “Sense and Stabability”.
Trick ‘r Treat can be found on streaming platforms for rent now.
This movie reminds children of their worst fear during Halloween. Bryan Singer!
Trick ‘r Treat is an anthology film set during Halloween in suburban Ohio. Seven short stories are loosely interwoven with each other in a non-linear narrative to tell the dangers of eschewing Halloween traditions. Wearing costumes, giving out candy, and lighting Jack-o-lanterns are all a part of ancient traditions whose purpose are long forgotten, but are made… kind of apparent in this movie.
Review of Trick ‘r Treat
Trick ‘r Treat basically accomplishes in one movie what John Carpenter wanted to do with the Halloween franchise when they made Season of the Witch. That is, telling an assortment of spooky tales set during Halloween.
The seven stories told throughout the film are of varying quality and complexity, but the non-linear narrative structure keeps the audience engaged and never dwells on one story long enough to bore the audience. Most of the stories do little in the way of set up, and prefer to jump right to the good scary part.
It’s a decent film that deserves to be on the rotation during the Halloween season.
gregory scott garner says
The thing I don’t get about this movie, and its(apparent) legion of admirers, is the fact that most of you don’t seem to care about the one essential element in such an anthology…the score is nice, as is the cinematography…both are effective, as well as distinctive…the cast is respectable….the tales are woven together quite skillfully….but the stories, themselves, are downright ANEMIC. Even my personal favorite-the one about the little misfit girl and her retaliation against a group of bullies-is nowhere near what it might have been. As for the rest…werewolf orgies were done to death in the 80’s, and are generally neither sexy nor scary…the ‘comedy’ chapter was nowhere even close to being funny(and unnecessarily distasteful, as well, unless you enjoy watching a really ugly kid vomit)…the opening tale, centering on the young couple, was very underdeveloped…and the final confrontation, between the guilt-ridden bus driver and our ‘hero’…just didn’t work, mostly because of the same difficulty posed by the Child’s Play series…tiny beings are generally not all that intimidating…This movie has received more hype than any horror film I can recall(online, at least) and I have yet to figure out whether it’s from typical bandwagon fans, or if people truly love this thing the way they claim to…NOBODY wanted to love this like I did…it remains one of my greatest cinematic disappointments…a beautiful idea that was, by and large, wasted.