Saturday, May 7, 2011

Trick R Treat

I didn't really hear anything about this movie prior to its DVD release....and even then I didn't hear much, which is kind of shocking, because there were a number of recognizable faces in this movie (Dylan Baker, Anna Paquin, Tahmoh Penikett, Leslie Bibb, Brian Cox, the fat kid from Bad Santa, etc.).
It was an interesting movie.  It followed 5 separate storylines, all involving people from the same block on Halloween night, in a small town in Ohio.  All of the stories are interwoven, but not necessarily intertwined. Throughout the movie, we hear this line: "On Halloween night, the line between ours and the demons is thinnest," or something along those lines.  And that's what drives this movie...a movie filled with ghouls and demons and serial killers and whatnot.  Also, as it turns out, there is no such thing as a good person in small town Ohio.  Everyone has a dark secret, and no one really cares about anyone else.  It's a movie filled with demons and depravity.
That being said, I really liked it.  Even if there weren't any redeeming characters in the movie, it was extremely well done.  You could see different parts of the story from the perspective of different characters.  It was a creepy movie, but not overly scary.

Here are the two lessons I learned from this movie:
1. Small towns in Ohio are terrifying.
2. Children in masks who do nothing but stand and stare are really creepy.

Rating: 4 stars

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