Five 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 guy for her; a group of teenagers pull a mean prank; a woman who loathes the night has to contend with her holiday-obsessed husband; and a mean old man meets his match with a demonic, supernatural trick-or-treater.
Five interwoven stories that occur on the same block, on the same night. A couple finds what happens when they blow a jack o' lantern out before midnight, a high school principal has a secret life as a serial killer, a college virgin might have met the right guy for her, a group of mean teens play a prank that they take too far, and a hermit is visited by a special trick or treater.Written by
Characters from each story are frequently seen in the background of stories they are not involved with. This is to help piece together the chronology of the movie. See more »
In the scene with the old man, when he loads the shot gun it makes the sound of a pump action shot gun when it is clearly a hammer action. See more »
Halloween Commercial Man:
During the spookiest time of the year there are a few guidelines all ghosts and goblins should follow. Always stay on sidewalks. Never go to a strangers house, and never go out alone.
[the B&W commercial cuts]
This was a great idea, honey. Really. It's just magical. It makes me wish every night was Halloween.
I'm sorry Em. Wait, wait. Not yet.
You're supposed to keep it lit.
Henry, it's Halloween, not Hanukkah. Baby, I'm lit and you're lit.
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'Trick r Treat' is a comic-style anthology and the different tales are woven together pretty well. The direction is slick and the structure is sound.
The tales themselves are a mixed bag. Not bad but not stunning.
The injection of two or three decent actors gives it enough 'oomph' to lift it just above your average horror flick. Without the likes of Brian Cox and Dylan Baker I fear this may have slipped into the murky depths of DVD oblivion but, as I say, they do enough to keep it all watchable.
'Trick r Treat' is silly fun that should please most horror fans.
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