Trick ‘r Treat Collector’s Edition review by Bobby Blakey
Shout Factory continues to bring the horror fun with their Scream Factory brand. Their latest just in time for Halloween is the cult 2007 hit Trick ‘r Treat starring Dylan Baker, Rochelle Aytes, Anna Paquin and Brian Cox from writer-director Michael Dougherty who also gave us the fun Krampus and the upcoming Godzilla: King of Monsters.
Trick ‘r Treat follows four interwoven tales set on Halloween night including a high school principal moonlights as a vicious serial killer; the quest of a young virgin for that special someone takes a gruesome turn; a group of teens carries out a cruel prank with disastrous consequences; and a cantankerous old man battles a mischievous trick-or-treating demon. I love horror films, but sadly more often than not they are pretty generic these days. I honestly don’t think I have sat down to watch Trick ‘r Treat since it’s original release. I remember enjoying it, but it wasn’t until I partially revisited it at a wedding (you read that correct) that I was reminded of its greatness.
The timing of this new Collector’s Edition was perfect as I was looking to sit down and fully get back into the film and was so glad I did. This is such a great and clever entry into the horror world. It is filled with a little bit of everything for the fans of the genre and even when you know where it is heading still entertains to the very end. Outside of the fun of it all there are some great visuals and effects that take it to another level. The now iconic Sam character from the film steals the show in the end and offers up yet another horror icon that deserves his place at the front of the pack.
This new release not only includes the brilliant horror anthology film but also bonus content including commentaries, trailer, and featurettes as well as brand new content including interviews that fans will no doubt enjoy. While eagerly awaiting for the announced possible follow-up you can still enjoy this classic with Trick ‘r Treat Collector’s Edition available now from Shout Factory.
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