Posted on 10/31/10 06:25 PM
'Trick'r'Treat' is a 2009 American dark comedy/horror movie (that is a pure highly anticipated Movie) written and directed by Michael Dougherty (also his Directorially Debut) and based on his short film Season's Greetings. Originally slated for an October 5, 2007 release, it was announced in September 2007 that the film had been pushed back. Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures released the film direct to DVD on October 6, 2009 in North America, October 26 in the UK and October 28 in Australia (sadly no Theatrical release), The film features four interwoven stories that occur on Halloween, an everyday high school principal has a secret life as a serial killer, a college virgin might have just met the one guy for her, a group of teenagers pull a mean prank and a woman who loathes the night has to contend with her holiday-obsessed husband. (The film is an anthology of four Halloween-related scary stories. One thing that ties the stories together is the presence of Sam (Quinn Lord), a mysterious pint-sized trick-or-treater wearing shabby orange pajamas with a burlap sack over his head. He makes an appearance in all the stories as a 'friendly-reminder' to those who break Halloween traditions).
The Four Rules of Halloween you must follow:
1 Wear a Costume
2 Hand out Treats
3 Never Blow out a Jack O'Lantern (Only when Halloween done may you blow the Jack O'Lantern out)
4 Always check your Candy
They are to be followed on Halloween night & if these rules are to be broken then you will pay the prices of your life on Halloween night (Which give use four ace story from this Wonderful and crafted movie).
The Movie was is without a doubt a Cult Classic for the ages, generation & it's decade of the best Halloween themed Movies since the original Halloween in 1978, it also take the seeing though the villains eyes like Black Christmas, Halloween & Friday the 13th, watched this on 31st October 2010 on Halloween which was a great decisions as it was scary, had its funny/dark humour moments & had it fair share of shock that were most surprising for me, deftly crafted tribute to Halloween legends and it rules for Halloween & hits all the genre marks with gusto and old fashioned suspense that dose build up in the movie towards the end (also with the element of tense), The Movie dose bring perfect blend of Horror & dark humour, it's creepy yet darkly comic & a interesting premise of a Halloween based four stories part movie is great, that little puppet doll/Pumpkin headed demoded is really good old fashion scare & is a brilliant new scary villain in the line of Horror legend. The Halloween theme side of American is a amazing portrayal & with its four tales of tears is soo cool & is placed together very well, it's scary & has fanatics amount of gore & brilliant scare, eerie deaths, excellent spooky effects & visual effects with great gruesome sounds and a great blends on the storyline/plot which is clever for a back to back story (four times, which must be hard).
Michael Dougherty reminds that the old-fashioned spook-house approach can still provide simple fun and thrills the old-fashioned way, it's a Halloween movie that makes its mark of the decade & are generations of a respectful new kind of Halloween Movie, I Like that one critic said on the DVD Cover that I've saying "The Best Halloween Film of the last 30 years" which is very true (in my eyes) & also I have you notice that around about the same time since the original Halloween!, the movie is not as scary as I thought it would be but has it bloody moments & is a very freighting themed Halloween Movie that I consider for myself to be a favourite Halloween Horror Movie but Halloween (The Original 1978, will always be my favourite top one).
The acting was brilliantly taken from all the actor into their character, which are by Quinn Lord as Sam, Dylan Baker as Steven Wilkins, Rochelle Aytes as Maria, Anna Paquin as Laurie, Brian Cox as Mr. Kreeg, Leslie Bibb as Emma, Britt McKillip as Macy, Lauren Lee Smith as Danielle, Isabelle Deluce as Sara, Jean-Luc Bilodeau as Schrader, Alberto Ghisi as Chip, Samm Todd as Rhonda, Moneca Delain as Janet, Tahmoh Penikett as Henry, Brett Kelly as Charlie, Connor Christopher Levins as Billy Wilkins, Christine Willes as Mrs. Henderson, Patrick Gilmore as Bud and C. Ernst Harth as Giant Baby, the director Michael Dougherty gave us the element & looks of the Halloween themed features that he made with soul for the Halloween time & I love the way he capture the whole of the four stories put them all together from the beginning to the end was a lovely & fanatics surprise of a movie & now the ending I Loved very much so as it complete from the beginning to the end, it's a brilliant unique Halloween movie that I really do Love & will be watching again & again also like the comic book themed style towards its charming & wit styled materials and am soo glad I waited three years for this movie as it will different be a Cult Classic for fans of Halloween (also of the holiday) & Horror Movie (while like Halloween, Trick 'r Treat is the one to watch of Horror Fans & different on the Halloween day is perfecto).
(I remember first watching the Trailer on YouTube in July 2007 & I was hooked, but alas stupid Warner Bros. Did not bring into Cinema, but to DVD it should have gone into Cinema, soo pissed me of when I heard the news, soo I been waiting three years for this it been the anticipated movie since then for me wanting to see it and I must say it did not disappoint me (it was worth the waiting).
(This Is May longest Review that I Have ever done, it was Hard Work but am glad I got most of it on here, to share with people.)