Monday, February 1, 2010

Trick 'r Treat

My favorite scene from the movie, I just love the vintage handmade masks, so creepy, reminds me a little of John Carpenters' Halloween.

This past weekend I was truly reminded of being a kid again during the Halloween night prowl for candy and mischief. A couple of friends and I sat back Saturday night during the snow storm and watched the film Trick 'r Treat, written and directed by Michael Dougherty, based on his short animated film Season's Greetings <---click for trailer.

It is said that Halloween is the night when the dead rise to walk among us and other unspeakable things roam free. The rituals of All Hallows Eve were written to protect us from the evil that lurks. This horror anthology weaves together four tales on Halloween night, it is a mixture between Creepshow, the whimsy of Hocus Pocus and R.L. Stine's stories from Goosebumps. One thing that ties the stories together is the presence of Sam, a mysterious pint-sized trick-or-treater who wears worn orange onesies with a burlap sack over his head, he is quite charming and creepy all at once. He makes an appearance in all the stories as a friendly reminder to those who break the Halloween traditions; such traditions as to never blowing out a jack-o-lantern and always checking your candy before you take a bite. This whimsical mixture of goons, werewolves, witches and more will be making Dr. Zemo's 31 Days this year; I can't wait to watch it again, I will have to bust out my scizzors and glue for this one.

F O U R   S T O R I E S : a high-school principal who moonlights as a vicious serial killer, a young virgin whose quest for that special someone takes a gruesome turn, a group of teens who carries out a cruel prank with disastrous consequences and a cantankerous old man who battles a mischievous trick-or-treating demon.

~ I'm loving Sam's costume, handmade like it should always be.

~ I want to live here!


Basht said...

I loved that movie! the first night i saw it i watched it 3 times lol

wiec? said...

i really liked it too. it would have been great if it made it to the theatre though. sad something this good goes straight to video but crap like jennifer's body and halloween 2 get to play at the movie house.

the thing i liked the best was how all the 4 parts interconnected. it would be the bus story and you'd see the principal (who was my favorite character) walk by. pretty cool stuff.

. c h o k l i t . said...

The sack-head child's costume reminds me of El Orfanato - a brilliant and beautiful horror film, if you haven't seen it...

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