To get in the mood, I am sitting in a dark room surrounded by yet to be carved pumpkins & nursing a mug of heavy black coffee to help get my nerves really fired up. As the single candle flickers, it remains to be seen if any of this was really a good idea.
As a proud owner of not just the DVD but also the comic book & a Sam POP! Vinyl figure - which the Mrs seems to tolerate me keeping on my bed side table.
One might say I’m a little bit of a fan. With that in mind I will try my best to keep this review objective and steer clear of the urge use my ‘eeek eeek it’s so cool it’s so cool’ fan-girl voice.
The film had weaker points, but overall it touches most of the main Halloween lore, poison candy, vengeful spirits & the urban legend that all small towns seems to have.
It's not Oscar winning stuff, it's a fun horror film that doesn't take itself too seriously.
I like the colour tones that have been leant to each segment, although you might not notice it at first, each has its own light pallet which distinguishes it from the others.
There was an unexpected depth, to this film that went both ways. Also - Anna Paquin in a red riding hood costume!
Explosive vomit scene, call me a wuss if you like but I have yet to see one in any movie that does anything but annoy me. The parts directly before, after & linking to it were great.
Trick R Treat is a mixed bag, a film filled with true Halloween spirit, both good & bad.
Excuse the pun, couldn’t resist.....Pfft.......Bag....
A horror anthology by description, Trick 'r Treat was written & directed by Michael Dougherty, the co-writer of X-men 2 & Superman Returns. Neither credit I’m afraid will do anything but deepen your pooling of apprehension, but again I digress. Originally made in 2005 the film makers found themselves in distribution hell for two years before it was eventually released in 2007.
The story is held together by Sam (short for Samhain), a diminutive trick or treater who, garbed in an orange onesie & burlap sack mask drags a filthy looking candy bag with him wherever he goes.
Sam is never far behind as the film follows multiple characters going about their individual Samhain celebrations.
In closing, if you want something that will consume your soul and fill you with the white light then this is not the movie for you. In fact I'm pretty certain that your ideal film might not even exists, but let me know if you ever find it - that's one i'd be iI'd been interested to see it.
However if you want a flick to enjoy over a few cold ones with some goofilly costumed friends.