Well we’re finally here. Halloween Night. So of course I picked Trick R Treat. I’m sure every blog on the internet doing a 31 movie countdown ended with Trick R Treat or at least mentioned it somewhere. That would be because Trick R Treat is the best horror movie of the last decade.
I don’t want to reveal any of the fun twists but I will say that Trick R Treat is an anthology film and that it ranks equally to the original Creepshow as the best of the genre. It’s 4-5 stories are fascinating and and fun. What is extra fun is the time-line, while the movie is a quick 82 minutes the film’ time line is only about 50 minutes as characters stories intertwine throughout the movie.
Trick R Treat has become a becokon of hope to the horror community as well as a sign of what’s wrong with Horror today. Brilliantly written, acted and directed the film sat on the shelf for years before getting released straight to DVD. Why did it wait forever? To make room for the Saw sequels. Trick R Treat sits in the ranks with films like Hatchet that are original ideas but got the straight to DVD treatment.
Thankfully it didn’t take long for Trick R Treat to get it’s recognition. It became a fast cult hit, horror fan showed it to horror fan and eventually to non-horror fans. Today IFC is playing the film 24 hours straight. Is it an attempt to make Trick R Treat the Christmas Story of Halloween? Sure. But can you think of a better film in horror history than this one for that? I legitimately can’t.