Rapid Review: Trick ‘r Treat (2007)

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“Samhain, also known as All Hallows’ Eve, also known as Halloween. Pre-dating Christianity, the Celtic holiday was celebrated on the one night between autumn and winter when the barrier between the living and the dead was thinnest, and often involved rituals that included human sacrifice.”
– Rhonda

SYNOPSIS: Five interwoven stories that occur on the same block, on the same night. A couple finds what happens when they blow a jack o’ lantern out before midnight, a high school principal has a secret life as a serial killer, a college virgin might have met the right guy for her, a group of mean teens play a prank that they take too far, and a hermit is visited by a special trick or treater. – via IMDB

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GRADE 8.5I am ashamed to say that it took me this long to get to this film. I have heard a bit about it and that it is a decent watch and all, I have just never actually gotten to it. Confessions Of A Nerf Herder got me onto it with his list of Halloween movies to check out, and insisted that I see it. Alright then, finally someone sold me on watching it. I had such a ball with this film! It is shocking that it took me so long to get to it (and yes, a large part to blame is because I thought it was a movie with Anna Paquin as leading lady – and no, I am not a fan). But whatever the case, it is my fault, but it made for some damn good Halloween viewing! Dylan Baker absolutely cracked me up throughout this film without fail. The scenarios that everyone was involved in were simply brilliant, and it was a bag of laughs and some pretty decent effects to boot. Sam was pretty damn creepy, and I thoroughly enjoyed the concept behind him. I loved how the five stories were interwoven as they were, and I thought that the town had quite the Halloween going for itself. It is definitely a fun watch, and I thoroughly enjoyed how it was put together and how the story played out. It is old school, it doesn’t try to hard really is a pretty good horror entry. It was exactly what it needed to be, and I can understand now why it is essential Halloween viewing.

30 thoughts on “Rapid Review: Trick ‘r Treat (2007)

  1. I remember watching this a long time ago – but I don’t remember loving it – I need to check it out again… good work!!!


  2. Nice review Zoe. Not all of the segments work or even come together perfectly, but they do have a bit of fun with themselves and show some respectable names, doing some weird things.


  3. The first time I saw this movie was either a year or two years ago, so don’t feel bad that you hadn’t seen it Zoe! LOL! (or else I should feel bad too I guess…) I found myself laughing the whole way through – not sure if I was supposed to, but it did leave me in a Halloween-ish spirit.


    1. I think we should both feel better we were not alone in being late yo the party hahaha! So I am not alone in having found it hilarious then! It had me in stitches a lot. The principal was the best!


      1. Loveliest and Most Revered JB,

        I was just looking in my posts and saw my draft of this scheduled for Oct 31st 2015. I’ve put it out so far in the future over the last year or so because I’ve got involved in so much other stuff. I remember this day – this conversation! Look how long ago! How different.

        It + It.

        It is part of Its Design, now. It will also not be saved by the god Plutonium.



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      2. Dearest ISSC,

        I never looked at the year, I thought it was going out on Halloween this year!! I remember this conversation, too! Much has changed, I was actually looking at this the other day haha.

        It + It.

        It knew that Plutonium thing was never going to happen :/



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