Saturday, October 8, 2011

Trick R Treat (2007)

Here’s another movie I heard about because the score was getting a lot of attention by film music fans. I checked out a few reviews and it sounded like it could be a lot of fun. Let’s see if those film music fans know what they’re talking about.

Halloween has come to this small town and it’s going to be full of blood, candy and scares. Is the school principal Steven (Dylan Baker) covered in blood, or is that part of his costume? Is grumpy neighbor Mr. Kreeg (Brian Cox) being tormented by a demonic force or just stupid kids in costumes? Is Laurie (Anna Paquin) going to find the perfect date for a wild party or is she going to be the prey? And are a group of friends collecting jack o’ lanterns for a ghostly ritual or something more sinister? All these questions and a few twists are going to make this film a bit of a trick and a treat.

Good Points:

  • A great mix of various stories
  • Good jump scares and humor
  • A very entertaining score by Douglas Pipes

Bad Points:

  • May feel a bit too familiar
  • Horror scenes involving kids may offend some viewers
  • Some of the humor may overpower the scares

I ended up having a good time with this movie. Sure it’s a lot like Creepshow with its smiling at the audience while tearing people apart, but that’s part of it’s charm. It mixes the best about Halloween into a good gooey mix of blood, candy, and thrills. It’s a good time and makes for a fun treat around the Halloween season.

Scores (out of 5)
Visuals: 4
Sound: 4
Acting: 4
Script: 4
Music: 4
Direction: 4
Entertainment: 4
Total: 4

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  1. This was a very solid horror movie. Loved Brian Cox in it.

  2. Yeah he was great. Even people who didn't like the movie as a whole enjoyed his performance in it. I had a good time with the whole thing obviously. :)