Indie Gems: Trick R' Treat
Halloween is fucked up.
That's basically the moral of Trick r' Treat, a movie that I have taken way too long to finally watch.
Four intertwining stories follow different people in a small town on the night of Halloween. Steven (Dylan Baker) is a high school principle/serial killer. Laurie (Anna Paquin) is not impressed with her much sluttier sister and friends dragging her along to a Halloween party. Mr. Kreeg (Brian Cox) is having the worst night ever. Some teens play a trick on a fellow student that goes horribly wrong, and some weird little kid dressed as a creepy pumpkin is reeking havoc. Actually, I don't really know what the fuck he is dressed as. It's weird.
I can see why this is consistently on people's "Favorite Halloween movies" lists. It will certainly be on mine from now on. Trick r' Treat is quite the little gem. It has plenty of interesting twists, a good amount of gore, and a pretty killer soundtrack on top of it. I can see this being something I re-watch on a fairly regular basis.
Memorable Quote: "I look five." - Laurie (Anna Paquin)