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21st Century horror done in an 80s style,
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This review is from: Trick R Treat [Blu-ray] [US Import] (Blu-ray)
Other reviewers have pointed out that this relatively recent film pays homage to movies like Creep Show and Halloween and to the feel of 80s horror movies. The interwoven stories in the film definitely recall that era and those viewers who have 'grown up' with 'Saw' and 'Hostel' will no doubt be disappointed and sneering.
Personally, torture porn has no appeal to me whatsoever, whereas 'Trick 'r Treat' is an exuberant and rather charming modern take on old-style creepy movies. It embodies what 'horror' films used to be like, i.e. twist-in-the-tail tales with an emphasis on traditional concepts of spookiness and pure entertainment (rather than sadistic violence.)
There is an underlying comic-book quality which makes it the kind of film the family could
watch together. How old-fashioned is that concept! (You wouldn't show it to children below the age of 10 maybe?)
Above all this would be THE ideal movie for the family to sit down and watch on Halloween. Of course you could watch it on any day of the year but if ever a film was made to be seen on Halloween this is it. Wonderful.
(NOTE: If you have a blu-ray player the US import is region-free and will play on any blu-ray player.)