Trick R Treat (2008) Review
Written by: Suspiria_89
Don’t you just love it when you open your mail box and there’s a free DVD inside that you didn’t order? I sure do, especially when it’s one that I’ve been wanting to see for over a year now. It was definitely a nice surprise and a good way to start out the day. So I grabbed the movie and went inside to watch it. And I’m not disappointed. Trick R Treat has been getting a lot of love from horror fans and now I know why.
Plot: The doorbell rings, the cry goes out: Trick 'R Treat! But, wait. What's actually going on during this ghostly All Hallows Eve? Something eerie and unexpected. Something splattered and spooky. Something that brings ghouls, vampires and werewolves into the night. Answer the door – a shocking surprise awaits. From producer Bryan Singer (director of X-Men and Superman Returns) and writer-director Michael Dougherty (co-scripter of X2 and Superman Returns) comes a multi tale bag of wicked yarns, four cleverly interlocked stories built on Shocktober admonitions like always check the candy and don’t extinguish the jack-o-lantern before midnight.
I’m usually disappointed when I watch most horror movies that are hyped up by horror fans, but that wasn’t the case with Trick ‘R Treat. I had a blast watching this movie. It opens up and ends with a bang. It has a lot in common with The Creepshow but in my opinion Trick ‘R Treat kicks The Creepshows ass in every area. Trick ‘R Treat consists of four stories and all of them are very interesting. We have a psychotic principal, a gang of undead school kids, a very mean little demon and one story involving Werewolves which is my favorite. Trick ‘R Treat is definitely not the most violent horror movie I’ve ever seen but it doesn’t have to be because the stories are so interesting and entertaining and so are the characters. The character development is good and the makers did a great job by not over doing it and making it boring like a lot horror movies sometimes do(cough cough Carver) The acting is also pretty good, even by the little kids. One thing that surprised me is how good it looked. It has a great Halloween atmosphere due to all of the decorations and costumes. And of course I have to mention the soundtrack. Trick ‘R Treat has a fantastic score that is heard mostly at the beginning and the end of the movie but through out there is creepy music playing in the background. And the songs “ Cry Little Sister” and Marilyn Manson’s Sweet Dreams are also in the movie. I’m not a Manson fan, but the use of the song Sweet Dreams in one particular scene was absolutely brilliant.
I only have one complaint. It ended to soon. I was having so much fun watching Trick ‘R Treat I didn’t’ want it to end. The running time is around eighty two minutes but it seems like it doesn’t last that long.
Trick ‘R Treat is the perfect horror movie to watch on Halloween night. I highly recommend you go out and buy a copy as soon as it comes out. I can guarantee you one thing, after you watch Trick ‘R Treat you will never eat candy from a stranger again.