Trick 'R Treat (2007)
As I've stated before, I am a huge fan of anthology films, but they tend not to do well so studios avoid them. What is so cool about this film is the way it skates between an anthology and a traditional stand alone story all at the same time. The film has what seems to be a bunch of disconnected stories that slowly link up, you never know how or when. It is a very ingenious idea.
Now if you are into straight up scares than maybe this movie isn't for you, but if you like dark humor mixed in with your horror, along the lines of Leprechaun or Bride of Chucky than this movie is perfect for you. You can't help but find yourself laughing at parts of it.
But make no mistake, it does fit all the check marks for a good horror movie. It even has it's own morality tales, which all good horror should have. After all, Karma is a . . . well you know.
The movie also jumps around in time a bit. You go through the story from start to finish and some of the information you need is just out of your reach, or lightly hinted at but than it resets to earlier in the night as more of the story is fleshed out and it sometimes even gives you a different perspective on what you saw before.
When it comes to movies like this one, you can tell that a lot of time and effort was put into the story telling. Everything had to link together but not until the perfect moment. It really does play with your expectations, as any good movie should. Pardon the pun, but this movie is a hell of a treat! You should be sure to check it out.
Oh, and don't forget to keep your Jack O' Lantern lit!
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