When it comes to straight up Halloween atmosphere, no movie quite kicks you in the pumpkins with it like 2008’s Trick ‘R Treat, and it just may win the prize for most Halloweeny movie ever. Dunno if that title is ultimately subjective or actually quantifiable though. Either way, this ones definitely being considered.
Playing like the Pulp Fiction of horror, Trick ‘R Treat weaves 4 Halloween yarns together, all on our night of All Hallo’s.
I’ll be honest, I can do without the Werewolf girls, I find that story drags a bit, with a pretty telegraphed reveal, but the other 3 stories are top-notch Halloween tales.
While not without its faults, it’s great fun, with more pumpkins and trick or treating than any other movie to date. Try not getting amped about Halloween watching this movie, I dare you.
I had heard about it’s troubled release and was sad it to find out it wasn’t going to get its day in the theaters. I was pretty stoked when it was finally released on DVD and was able to bathe in its orange glow, thinking “finally another awesomely Halloweeny Halloween movie.”