TRICK ‘R TREAT is a longgg delayed slasher-friendly anthology flick, which should finally be hitting DVD in October. It’s said to be the best Halloween-themed horror flick since HALLOWEEN, which isn’t that much a stretch – for some reason, the holiday has never been truly exploited in cinema, with most preferring not to even attempt to tread on the sacred toes set by John Carpenter’s standard. A shame, really. TRICK ‘R TREAT isn’t the most recent anthology feature to implement slasher elements – AMUSEMENT was another that did, to mixed results but an admirable attempt.
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It is said that Halloween is the night when the dead rise to walk among us and other unspeakable things roam free. The rituals of All Hallows Eve were devised to protect us from their evil mischief, and one small town is about to be taught a terrifying lesson that some traditions are best not forgotten. Nothing is what it seems when a suburban couple learns the dangers of blowing out a Jack-o-Lantern before midnight; four women cross paths with a costumed stalker at a local festival; a group of pranksters goes too far and discovers the horrifying truth buried in a local legend; and a cantankerous old hermit is visited by a strange trick-or-treater with a few bones to pick. Costumes and candy, ghouls and goblins, monsters and mayhem… the tricks and treats of Halloween turn deadly as strange creatures of every variety-human and otherwise-try to survive the scariest night of the year.