Monday, April 30, 2012

Review: Trick 'r Treat (2007)



"Starring": Anna Paquin, Brian Cox, Dylan Baker

Homicidal Maniac: Too Many to Count

Run Time: 1:22:20
Quick Synopsis: Several short horror stories set on Halloween Night that all intertwine in some way.

Review: The enjoyment you will get out of this film really depends on the type of horror fan that you are.  If you like movies that have good plots and flow then you may want to skip Trick 'r Treat all together.  However, if you enjoy movies with entertaining kill scenes with a lot of variety, it may be worth your time to watch the film.  If your a fan of zombies, werewolves, vampires, or just plain serial killers then you are in luck because this movie has them all. It might sound crazy, but in my opinion, it just becomes too much.  Add in the fact that there are so many unnecessary twists and turns and its rating as a horror movie begins to suffer.  Even with these issues it is still more entertaining than most movies we have reviewed and should be considered an above average awful horror movie.

Fun Fact: The original release date was supposed to be October 2007, but they believed that they could not compete with Saw IV and moved the release back until October 2009.

Hidden Gem: Most of the roles of young kids trick or treating were actually played by "little people".

Total Kill Count: 8
Emma- Leslie Bibb (4:40) Throat slit Gore Rating: 7
Charlie- Brett Kelly (15:30) Poisoned Gore Rating: 5
(29:38) Killed by Fake Vampire Gore Rating: 3
Sara- Isabelle Deluce (47:30) Off Camera Zombies Gore Rating: 0
Schrader- Jean-Luc Bilodeau, Chip- Alberto Ghisi, Macy- Britt McKillip (49:00) Off Camera Zombies  Gore Rating:0
Steven- Dylan Baker (56:19) Eaten by Werewolf Gore Rating: 6


Ratings:
              Horror Film: 5.5
              Entertainment: 8
              Gore: 3.5
              Overall: 5.6

Movie Link:
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                     Netflix:  Trick 'r Treat


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