A schizophrenic filmmaker, traumatized since childhood by the murder of his mother, writes and plots a retelling of his past staring a naive teenage girl and her friends while a creepy old man haunts them in the woods.
Ten stories are woven together by their shared theme of Halloween night in an American suburb, where ghouls, imps, aliens and axe murderers appear for one night only to terrorize unsuspecting residents.
It's that creepy time of year again...Halloween. And a group of friends have gotten together for a party at an old abandoned and haunted house where an entire family was once murdered. ... See full summary »
Michael Leo Centi
Michael Leo Centi
Alone on Halloween, a young woman finds a mysterious VHS tape on her doorstep-a tape that shows a series of gruesome and ghastly tales that appear to be all too real. But these terrifying glimpses of damned souls are not the only horrors that stalk her. A sinister, pumpkin-faced killer is using the videotape as a portal into our reality; and if he makes it through, this twisted trickster seeks only one "treat": blood.Written by
A different version of Mr. Tricker's Treat (2011) can be seen in the film. It features an alternate cut of the ending done by the producers of the anthology. See more »
On the VOD version of the film, the audio at the end of 'Mr. Tricker's Treat (2011)' is messed up. The sound of the door slamming and a portion of the music are missing, and appear incorrectly over the credits for the short film. The audio is correct in the DVD version. See more »
A collection of eight independently-produced Halloween-themed short films, with an overarching plot that these were left as a VHS tape on a young female horror fan's doorstep by a masked, knife-wielding stranger.
Most of the stories are extremely short, in the 5-10 minute range, the longest being about 17 minutes. They often have little plot, rather being merely campfire-style, mysterious horrific occurrences with no real beginning, climax, or resolution.
They are all, nevertheless, rather original, well-produced, and effectively gripping. The acting and effects are all quite satisfying and convincing. A couple even push the grim envelope, even by today's standards. One story takes the unusual route of being entirely in Spanish (with subtitles), whose inclusion in a primarily English-language movie was, I felt, an admirable risk.
The only true weak point for me was the very end, where the framing plot was wrapped up a little too simply.
Each short story, along with the framing plot, were independently produced by different writers, directors, and crews, and each one's credits are shown in sequence at the movie's end.
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