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A Tricky Treat (2015)

A man is kidnapped on Halloween night by a very strange family and his fate lies in the hands of the two children.

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Patricia Chica
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Cast

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Leonard Waldner ... Victim
Steve Brewster ... Dad
Andrea Fletcher ... Mom
Keira McCarthy ... Daughter
Marco Reilly Marco Reilly ... Son
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A man is kidnapped on Halloween night by a very strange family and his fate lies in the hands of the two children.

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Short | Comedy | Horror

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Very tricky indeed
5 April 2016 | by TGGeeksSee all my reviews

A Tricky Treat by Patricia Chica is very tricky indeed. It starts with a little musical vamping to set a light mood and then in the first shot something seems to be slightly off. It isn't anything that you can really identify, just a feeling that is accented by the use of body only shots.

Once the real action starts there is an artifact-y overlay to the film that gives it an ethereal atmosphere and emphasized by little bits of music. I really enjoyed the effect. Of course, I love any type of effect used to appropriately enhance a film whether that is lighting, coloring, or cinematography.

The short gets a little gory but in retrospect it really isn't that much considering the subject matter.

The dialog is a little campy but then you realize why at the end.

This short (just over three minutes) is a almost master class in misdirection from a filming perspective. I really enjoyed it and the surprise at the end is delightful, Patricia Chica has done it again.

You should make time to see this fabulous short.


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Release Date:

2 October 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ripe N' Bloody See more »

Filming Locations:

Burbank, California, USA

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