3 Dead Trick or Treaters (2016) (BLU-RAY/DVD REVIEW)
DIRECTED BY: Torin Langen
STARRING: Holden Levack, Jeremy Charles Singer, Raven Cousens
RATED: UR/REGION A/1:78/1080P/NUMBER OF DISCS 2
AVAILABLE FROM Videonomicon
After stumbling upon the graves of three murdered trick or treaters, a small town paperboy discovers a series of handwritten horror stories tacked to the children’s headstones. Penned by a deranged pulp author driven mad by his craft, the stories chronicle grisly tales of Halloween rites, rituals and traditions. Absent of dialogue and heavy on atmosphere, 3 Dead Trick or Treaters is a horror anthology unlike any you’ve seen before.
I’m really kind of torn on how I felt about 3 Dead Trick or Treaters. On one hand, it isn’t every day that you get a movie that doesn’t have any dialogue to it at all. But on the other hand, I feel like it could have used some here and there just to help keep things a little more exciting. It mostly all comes about when a guy comes across three graves in the woods with masks and a letter on them that tells about what happened to them. This makes each segment that we see and to be honest, outside of probably one that gets really interesting about a guy tied up and being beaten and someone’s reaction to it, the most of what we get seems pretty simple and mostly tame. The films looks good, but in a world of anthology films like Creepshow and such, I feel this one needed a little more ump in its mix to truly push things over the line towards a full-on success.
Still, I won’t downplay the guts it takes for someone to make a movie that hits on the artsy side like this one. It even tosses in some blood here and there for good measure but seems to perhaps pull away a little quick from moments like that. Otherwise, the movie looks really good in HD and has a cool reversible cover that comes with the release. I’m also pretty sure that this one is on the rare side, so if you want to own it and love artsy indie horror films you may want to put a rush on picking this one up. I don’t think this one will be for everybody, but it does take some roads that most directors don’t travel and you have to give everyone involved credit for that.
– Video Interview with Director Torin Langen!
– Audio Commentary with Director Torin Langen and Producer Eric Repke!
– Audio Commentary with Director Torin Langen!
– Radio Interview with Composer Stephen Schooley and Director Torin Langen!
– Storyboard Comparison!
– Deleted Scenes!
– Stills Gallery!
– Original Theatrical Trailer!
QUALITY OF TRANSFER: 96%