Ben and Julie's annual Halloween Party is about to go off the Richter scale, when their single, high maintenance girlfriend drags in a homeless guy, thinking he's a party goer, because SHE ...
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Dwindling clientele and new smoking ordinances have forced veteran bar-owner Murray to make a tough decision: it's time to close the bar. However, Murray's hopes for a quiet closing are ... See full summary »
Paula Jai Parker
Ben and Julie's annual Halloween Party is about to go off the Richter scale, when their single, high maintenance girlfriend drags in a homeless guy, thinking he's a party goer, because SHE needs an escort. Not only has she dated everyone there; unbeknownst to her, Ben has invited her lame ex-boyfriend in hopes of reuniting them. As she spends the night avoiding her ex, and the other undesirable guys in attendance, she interacts with a colorful assortment of party peeps. Between disappearing fortune tellers and over crowded jacuzzis, she questions if real love is even possible. The irony; the only person she's the least bit attracted to, is the homeless man!Written by
When the actor originally cast as "Mason" backed out the first day of shooting, Frank Gangarossa was cast as the Homeless Guy. He was the casting directors first choice for the role originally. See more »
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Written by 'CJ Watson & Bert Stratton'
Performed by 'Error 404 featuring Donica Knight'
Published by Mountain Row Music (ASCAP), Strat Tone Publishing (ASCAP) See more »
I appreciate the premise of the movie "Halloween Party". It's about people at a party in costumes that allow them to let go of their inhibitions as their hosts secretly film their interactions during the evening, illuminating their problems, secrets, fantasies and more.
The characters and theme are very "Hollywood." Initially I thought that the characters were shallow. There was a lot of sex play. But as the film continued, the plot thickened and some of them got interesting. Here are some of the more interesting characters: * Dr. Ben and Julie are the hosts. Ben makes mysterious drinks like Vampire wine. Julie is dressed as an Earth mother. I had a lot of curiosity about Megan, their hidden, mysterious, ominous, troubled teenage daughter whose room emitted strange lights and noises. That held my attention! * The little dog with a hidden camera was very cute.
* Erin was an interesting character. She can never find a decent man. She gets a homeless guy (Mason) to keep her obnoxious Teen Wolf former boyfriend and other unappealing men at bay. But soon she begins to fall for the homeless guy and Teen Wolf dude gets jealous. Her girlfriends tell her to stop falling for losers but an interracial couple tell Erin to give Mason a chance because there is more to him than meets the eye.
* The Jewish fortune teller (enlightened woman) was my favorite character! She was mysterious and seemed to know everything about everyone. And she kept disappearing.
* Other fun characters included Elvis, Sarah Palin, Marilyn Monroe, cops, Presidents Kennedy and Obama, Jesus, 3 crayons of different colors, a nurse, Zeus, a prison inmate, the Grim Reaper , Mammogram guy, Jane of the jungle, Mermaid dating a shark, a devil, a naughty maid, and the Pope. The "Pirate of the Caribbean" had a bitchy pirate wife. The costumes were funny and great! * Cute trick-or-treating children came to the door and were given inappropriate treats by the guests! I enjoyed the movie from an artistic standpoint. It went back and forth between a high quality camera, cheap video footage from the people at the party, and black and white shots. The costumes were fun and camera angles unique. The acting was solid. It was visually entertaining and appeared to be done on a small budget in a single location (a house).
There was a lot of witty dialogue. For example the banter between Jesus and Elvis was hilarious and they remained in character. My personal tastes run towards more serious themes, but it wasn't that kind of a movie. Overall, it was quite entertaining!
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