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Trick 'r Treat Reviews

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October 30, 2017
It invokes traditions and superstitions ... while subtly threading in new customs and legends from the whole cloth-so artfully that they immediately seem just as valid and timeless.
November 6, 2016
Those that have grasped its intentions have every reason to be happy with the end result. And to that end, mere words in a movie review cannot express how much I just don't care.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
July 30, 2015
One of the only obvious instant classics of horror in the first decade of the 21st Century.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
November 12, 2009
This slick and twisted effort should enjoy lengthy shelf life as a Halloween perennial.
November 11, 2009
Full of atmosphere, jack-o-lanterns, fun facts and yes, plenty of blood... exactly the film horror aficionados hope to see in theaters every October.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/4.0
November 8, 2009
It's not a smart movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 8, 2009
This movie loves Halloween so much you can almost taste the candy corn.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 30, 2009
has genuine holiday spirit
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 29, 2009
What keeps "Trick" from attaining its lofty "Creepshow" aspirations is the lack of conflict and resolution.
Full Review | Original Score: C
October 23, 2009
Michael Dougherty's directorial debut is one treat that deserves not to be spoiled before it's opened.
October 23, 2009
The only shock is how Brian Cox and Anna Paquin ended up in something so atrocious. In trying to span so many genres, the film fails to hit the mark with any of them.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
October 15, 2009
Just as it would be alongside a fire, the spooky power of the myths and legends being spun is all in the style of the storyteller. This delivers the nasty goods with fluid grace and demented glee and is bound to become Halloween appointment viewing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 15, 2009
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October 10, 2009
Trick 'r Treat is a really good film. In fact, it's so unusual in its practical F/X approach and retro direct to video charms that a second viewing is definitely needed before confirming its almost masterpiece status.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 6, 2009
If you can think of a better American horror anthology than this one, I owe you some Halloween candy. (OK, the first Creepshow, but that's about it.)
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 6, 2009
Feels not just like a series of stories set on Halloween, but a blood-spattered portrait of what makes this holiday so beloved, so dangerous, and so much damn fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
October 5, 2009
It's a greatest hits collection of old fashioned monsters and gruesome new age beasts all set to the tone of Hallow's Eve...
October 1, 2009
Instead of participating in the yearly nonsense of Saw, give Trick 'r Treat a spin instead. It's one of the best horror films of the year and a perfect addition to the holiday.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
September 7, 2009
Dougherty interweaves the different strands of his narrative with a healthy disinterest in the norms of chronology, and so introduces just the right amount of jigsaw-like tricksiness to keep his penny-dreadful treat smelling fresh
April 28, 2009
TRICK 'R TREAT a trip back to the 80's when the goal was to excite and entertain, not torment you... it's the type of movie you can bring anyone to, whether it's a date or your kid.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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