Tales of Halloween (2015)
One night. One town. Ten chilling stories.
- Anthology - 10 flavors for the price of one.
- Effects are pretty decent.
- Light-hearted stories keep everything feeling more enjoyable than some modern "pure terror" style anthologies.
- "Trick or treat" "Hurr? Hurr hurr hurr hurr!" "Trick or treat"
- Final story works as an end-wrapper showing everything is taking place in one spot.
- Most stories have an abrupt ending.
- Many lack obvious transitions between the stories (in part probably because of above).
- At least one story was rather bland.
I enjoy anthology flicks, but am more fond of the old slightly more campy things than what a lot of more modern anthologies deliver. Trick 'r Treat was an excellent example of a less-campy one done well, but for every one of those we get a V/H/S 3. The stories told in this are much more light-hearted in feel, and even though you've got the violence still there (that's where that R rating comes from) it feels like it's quite well in tune with the spirit of Halloween. Some stories shine - The Ransom of Rusty Rex, Bad Seed, Sweet Tooth, Friday the 31st - and some fall a little short - This Means War and Ding Dong - but most are quite fun.