Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Trick R Treat (2008)

The day where I get to see this movie has finally arrived. The release of Trick R Treat has been a long time coming, but luckily for all horror fans, it's finally here.

Trick R Treat intertwines several different stories in what seems like a pretty normal little town. There's a group of saucy ladies dressed up as Disney princesses, a school principal handing out poison candy, a freaky little kid in a weird costume, and some kids finding out a weird town secret.

There's lot of good gore in here right from the start. It's definitely not overboard though...just bloody enough ;o) There does seem to be a LOT going on in this movie though and it's a little hard to keep track.

So the princesses attempt to make party plans, and take off without poor Anna Paquin (dressed as Little Red Riding Hood). The principal feeds a fat kid some poison candy and attempts to hide him in the backyard. Meanwhile, his kid is carving pumpkins that aren't exactly orange and from a patch. And some curious kids are down at the quarry trying to solve the great mystery of some missing kids from a special school.

So the deal with the kids is pretty boring, but boy it's looks like those princesses have something up their sleeve...or fangs ;o) Looks like our beloved Sookie was putting in a little practice before True Blood. Also, "Sweet Dreams" by Marilyn Manson? That brings me back to my junior high goth days.

Some drunk old guy is using his dog to scare off trick or treaters (just don't answer the door, dude!) And then we've got mummies and skeletons, and just when I was about to give up on that creepy little kid, he makes an appearance. He has button eyes and hides knives in candy. He's certainly no Gage Creed, but he can walk on the ceiling and I dig that. But re-attaching limbs? What is this Freddy part 17? Come on.

There is a revelation at the end, and it made sense, but it wasn't enough to tie the movie together.

I am sad to admit....I didn't love this. It was like a bunch of appetizers and no main course. I mean, I love apps. They're delicious. But at some point, it has to come together or its not a complete meal. This shit was all over the place. And each individual little story could have made their own movie. But all jammed into one movie? It just never quite worked.