If like me, you intend to spend Halloween curled up on the couch with a stack of horror films, I’d like to recommend Trick ‘r Treat, a collection of four/5 short tales of horror set on the scariest (and my favourite) night of the year. This is sure to put you in the mood for this fun and scary holiday.
Anna Paquin from True Blood plays an innocent virgin. Her sister and friends are shopping for sexy Halloween outfits and urge her to choose her first, mocking her inexperience. Dressed as Little Red Riding Hood, she walks through town alone, unaware of being followed.
Then we have the creepy school principal who likes to poison kids who break jack-o-lanterns. Next up is a trip to an abandoned quarry where a bus load of kids drowned some years back. The children go there this Halloween night to leave offerings in the form of lanterns, but they get more than they bargained for. And lastly, we find out what happens to grumpy old men who don’t participate in the fun of Halloween.
The acting and cinematography were impressive. As a lover of Samhain/All Hallow’s Eve/Halloween, I enjoyed these short films. The gorgeous costumes, Halloween spirit, ghosts, spooky mist and town carnival were right up my alley. These four tales (or 5 if you count the opening 5 minutes) warn of punishment for those who do not respect the traditions of Halloween. Have fun with this black comedy.
Check out the trailer from YouTube