Movie Number- 87
Title– Trick’r Treat (2008)
Branden’s Rating– 7 out of 10
Bridgette’s Rating– 6 out of 10
Average Rating– 6.5
Netflix Rating– 3 Stars
Comments– This movie appeared on multiple “Top Horror Movies of 2009” lists (it was released on DVD in October of 2009, but was shown at select film festivals in 2008) so we decided to give it a rental. I overlooked it since it came out, thinking it would be just another low budget, stupid horror film. I was quite wrong, and instead Trick’r Treat was a very good, quirky, unique anthology film that was able to blend four different halloween stories into one movie seamlessly (it wasn’t low budget either). For appearing on so many “Best of Horror” lists I expected this one to be full-on horror, but there was definitely comedy in this film, and I think it stands up best as a horror/comedy. I have just read a comment on IMDB.com that I agree with: this feels like the type of movie that Halloween III: Season of the Witch was trying to be because it used halloween lore and made a fun story out of it. I don’t think I would rank this one in the top 5 of the year, but it would definitely find it’s way into my top 25, maybe even top 15. I am planning on going through one list in particular (found here) from HORROR-MOVIES.CA and watching all the films on the list (I have watched a lot already) as well as some others I know of, and then building my own Top XX of 2009. I am not yet certain if I want to do 10, 15, or 25, but I am sure it will be one of those – most like Top 25. This movie was ranked #2 on that list, and although I would rank it a bit lower, it still is definitely worth a viewing. Good-Memorable.
Branden has been a film fan since he was young, roaming the halls of Blockbuster Video, trying to find the grossest, scariest looking VHS covers to rent and watch alone in the basement. It wasn’t until recently, though, that Branden started seeking out the classics of cinema, and began to develop his true passion for the art form. Branden approaches each film with the unique perspective of having studied the art from the inside, having both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in acting. He has been a film critic since 2010, and has previously written for Inside Pulse Movies, We Love Cult, and Diehard Gamefan. His biggest achievement as a film critic, to date, has been founding Cinefessions and turning it from a personal blog to a true film website, housing hundreds of film and television reviews, and dozens of podcasts.