DVD Review: Trick R Treat

Trick R Treat DVD Review: Trick R Treat

Trick r Treat is being released straight to DVD after it was pushed back over and over by a careless studio. It was slated to be released way back in October 2007 to cash in on Halloween but constantly got pushed back before finally being dumped on DVD. That’s a shame because it’s a lot better than a lot of the torture porn garbage like SAW that is currently infesting the multiplexes these days. Trick r Treat is a throwback to the old horror anthology flicks and often plays like a classic EC Comics that were the foundation of the Tales from the Crypt television series. Mixing gore and giggles, Trick r Treat is a real find.

Trick r Treat is a horror anthology that takes place during Halloween and follows several story threads including a high school principal who moonlights as a serial killer (a wonderfully over the top Dylan Baker); the quest of a young virgin (Anna Paquin) to find her special someone; a group of teens whose cruel trick turns sour; and an old man (Brian Cox) battling a weird kid in a pumpkin burlap sack over his head. The DVD looks and sounds terrific and includes a widescreen and fullscreen transfer. Sadly, the extras are limited to just a fun little animated short that was the inspiration for the live action movie, there’s no other extras on the standard DVD. The blu-ray DVD has more extensive special features.

Trick r Treat is a gory and funny treat. It’s not perfect, and uneven at times, but it’s a scream. Horror fans will love this movie and watch it over and over again. It’s a sure-fire cult classic in the making and will soon become a part of Halloween every year. Trick r Treat comes highly recommended, it’s an instant Halloween classic.

Grade: B+

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