Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Trick 'r Treat

Finally saw this highly touted and much anticipated (by me, certainly) horror anthology yesterday on DVD and it's as good as I'd been led to believe. Creepy, mordant, and surprisingly inventive, while at the same time doffing its metaphorical cap to movies past and fairy tales often told, screenwriter Michael Dougherty's directorial debut is (severed) heads and shoulders above the majority of horror films made today. Just wished I'd seen it on a big screen. With an audience.

7 comments:

Gerard said...

You and me both. Enjoyed this very much, too.

J.D. said...

Yeah, this is a wonderful film... beautifully shot and the plotting is really tight. Not a wasted moment.

Mark Salisbury said...

What a shame then that it's a straight to DVD release in the UK... And a mystery too.

J.D. said...

I bet the notion of kids being killed off in this film prolly scared the crap out of the studio fearing protests by conservative groups here in the 'States and decided to bury the film.

Mark Salisbury said...

Me thinks you might be right.

Those drug-taking, sexually active teens, on the other hand, they deserve everything Freddy/Jason/Saw et al gives 'em.

Anonymous said...

Im watching this one tonight

Tails from the dog house said...

Im watching this one tonight,cant wait!!!!!