Jenn - Jennifer Rhodes met Melanie back when True Blood was popular and they have been friends ever since. She loves TV (especially things that make you smile), Doctor Who, Finding new shows, and regularly provides awesome fandom items for Muser Giveaways. Jennifer is now a proud member of the VIPers - the Melanie's Muses Spotlight Feature Team!
Flipping through the channels, I just happened to land on "Trick r Treat" and thought I'm not huge on horror but why not as it seems to have a popular character in Sam. Until I was actually watching it, I didn’t realize it was an anthology until about half way through and I was like what?! Dead kids, Sam and then weres and vampires. How does this all make sense but in the end it does. And boy what an ending!
I also even found myself rooting for Sam. I mean-- 1) I’m a Halloween freak and 2) they’re not hard rules to follow, though number one I haven’t done in awhile, but I miss dressing up. Passing out candy I’ve done every year since moving into a neighborhood and I really enjoy it and three-- who blows out a Jack o lantern before Halloween is over anyways? So wrong! And check your candy is always a must. His bonus rules are also easy to follow. Like I said, just follow them and you’re fine. I actually think he was my favorite part of the entire movie, especially when you get to see him unmasked. He almost looked like a pumpkin skeleton to me with it off. Also, shooting him? Come on, like that ever works!
Well, like I said I was really surprised that I enjoyed this as much as I did and I’m sure musers have already seen "Trick r Treat", but if not this is the month for spooky and weird so what are you waiting for? Go watch.
This is definitely one of my favorite, underrated anthology movies. 4 short stories packed with stars that you'll recognize but before they really hit it big. I've noticed way more merchandise to go with the franchise this year so maybe this cult favorite has somehow broken into the mainstream. Whatever the case I recommend watching it - it's a good bit of "Halloween fun" with unexpected and clever twists that leave the audience feeling very satisfied (well if you like a bit of horror. If you want everything happy with a big red bow this might not be for you).
Dave - Dave Christy loves horror, music, documentaries and more. He is also the co-runner of several fan based groups including Morningstars (THE Lucifer fan group also run by Melanie), and now is a member of the VIPers Spotlight Lounge team for Melanie's Muses. Other than "In The Spotlight" Features -check out his "31 Days Of Halloween Movies"
I've been adding this to my 31 Days of Horror for longer than I've been here. I always put them on my FB page. It has become an annual Halloween viewing. The stories are pretty much stand alone but also woven together. All in the same town, on the same night. (Of course!)
Those paying close attention to the background can spot characters from the other stories. A few deleted scenes from the blu ray disc enhance the viewing experience. So much so, that I actually made my own extended cut of the movie. Yes, I'm that much of a dork. Pushing even further, I noticed a mistake in the editing. There must have been alternate footage of the party scene near the end for the television version. One scene has a girl smoking a joint then she turns around and has a beer. Definitely a treat to become a yearly tradition to put a little spook in your Halloween season.
The Pineapple Word For This Article Is - Sam
And Now For The Giveaway
Melanie's Muses will be giving away a "Trick 'r Treat" prize pack containing a Sam Funko, Trick 'r Treat flag, and Horror band from Jenn, A Trick or Treat bag from Vicky, and stickers and a necklace from the Melanie's Muses Prize Hoard.
For your chance to win- FILL OUT THE FORM and tell us:
Do you have any Halloween traditions (or things you like to do every year)?
Comments about the article are encouraged - but for now only qualifying entries on the form will go in the hat! What your answer is will not influence whether you go into the hat - Only that you answer the question!
Winner will be announced during the Live show on October 23rd (and then posted here on the blog as well on October 24th if the winner isn't at the live.) Full Rules Below!
Good luck everyone!
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