Trick 'r Treat
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Prolific director Bryan Singer takes a turn towards horror as the producer of this Halloween shocker directed by X2 and Superman Returns screenwriter Mike Dougherty. With four interwoven tales concerning a high-school principal who moonlights as a vicious serial killer, a college-age virgin who's saving herself for that special someone, a woman whose hatred of Halloween is only exceeded by her husband's love of the mischievous holiday, and a callous group of teens who carry out an unforgivably cruel prank, this fall frightener mixes Tarantino-style storytelling with the kind of chills… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 85%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This slick and twisted effort should enjoy lengthy shelf life as a Halloween perennial."
‑ Joe Leydon, Variety
"This movie loves Halloween so much you can almost taste the candy corn."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"Michael Dougherty's directorial debut is one treat that deserves not to be spoiled before it's opened."
‑ Todd Gilchrist, Sci Fi Wire
"Trick 'r Treat sequals"
‑ Larry Carroll, E! Online
"Feels not just like a series of stories set on Halloween, but a blood-spattered portrait of what makes this holiday so beloved, so dangerous, and so much damn fun."
‑ Brian Juergens,
"Full of atmosphere, jack-o-lanterns, fun facts and yes, plenty of blood... exactly the film horror aficionados hope to see in theaters every October."
‑ Kevin A. Ranson,
"has genuine holiday spirit"
‑ Jesse Hassenger,
"The only shock is how Brian Cox and Anna Paquin ended up in something so atrocious. In trying to span so many genres, the film fails to hit the mark with any of them."
‑ , Independent
"Trick 'r Treat is a really good film. In fact, it's so unusual in its practical F/X approach and retro direct to video charms that a second viewing is definitely needed before confirming its almost masterpiece status."
‑ Bill Gibron, PopMatters
"It's a greatest hits collection of old fashioned monsters and gruesome new age beasts all set to the tone of Hallow's Eve..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"It's not a smart movie."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"What keeps "Trick" from attaining its lofty "Creepshow" aspirations is the lack of conflict and resolution."
‑ Edward Havens,
"Just as it would be alongside a fire, the spooky power of the myths and legends being spun is all in the style of the storyteller. This delivers the nasty goods with fluid grace and demented glee and is bound to become Halloween appointment viewing."
‑ Nick Rogers,
"If you can think of a better American horror anthology than this one, I owe you some Halloween candy. (OK, the first Creepshow, but that's about it.)"
‑ Scott Weinberg, FEARnet
"Instead of participating in the yearly nonsense of Saw, give Trick 'r Treat a spin instead. It's one of the best horror films of the year and a perfect addition to the holiday."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
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