Trick 'r Treat [2008] Movie Review Recommendation

Trick ‘r Treat [2008]

Although this movie has been praised over the Internet, and I am certain that in years to come it will achieve a cult status, I do not think it’s that good. trick r treatYes, it’s really entertaining and tastefully made, combining elements like DC comic style of directing, vampires, werewolves, comedy and horror into a visually great blend that will keep you interested for the duration of the movie, but it lacks originality. Still, if you look at it as an homage to all those Halloween movies, it is just perfect. And not just to them, but to that period of your life when you were a kid and still believed that something might snatch you up from the dark. This mixture of fear and excitement is the thing that separates it from other milking Halloween blunders. Trick ‘r Treat could be that movie you watch every Halloween…

It consists of four stories that happen over a Halloween. Although they are separate stories, the constant is the small creepy kid with a burlap sack over its head. Movie is perfect for those nights when your friends come over and you want to watch some horror that will probably satisfy everybody present. With great production values, decent acting and story it is definitely worth watching. I’m wondering is Trick ‘r Treat going to be this generations Creepshow… One final thing, I have to comment on the beautiful cinematography. It was really a pleasure to watch perfectly framed shots, suited to the atmosphere and current setting. This helped immensely with the pacing and the fact that this is not a regular movie, but an anthology.

Director: Michael Dougherty

Cast: Dylan Baker, Rochelle Aytes, Quinn Lord, Lauren Lee Smith, Moneca Delain, Tahmoh Penikett

Fun Facts: All the werewolves in this film were created by Tatopoulos Studios, the same studio that brought you the Lycans in the Underworld trilogy.


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