A schizophrenic filmmaker, traumatized since childhood by the murder of his mother, writes and plots a retelling of his past staring a naive teenage girl and her friends while a creepy old man haunts them in the woods.
It's that creepy time of year again...Halloween. And a group of friends have gotten together for a party at an old abandoned and haunted house where an entire family was once murdered. ... See full summary »
Michael Leo Centi
Michael Leo Centi
Ten stories are woven together by their shared theme of Halloween night in an American suburb, where ghouls, imps, aliens and axe murderers appear for one night only to terrorize unsuspecting residents.
A baby sitter is stuck watching over a young brat on Halloween night who keeps playing vicious pranks on her. To add to her trouble the boy's deranged father has escaped from an asylum and is planning on making a visit.
The mummy of a cursed pharaoh and a reanimated corpse terrorize a medical university. Only an Egyptologist and a college professor, the deranged Dr. Frankenstein, may be able to stop the creatures before it's too late.
Alone on Halloween, a young woman finds a mysterious VHS tape on her doorstep-a tape that shows a series of gruesome and ghastly tales that appear to be all too real. But these terrifying glimpses of damned souls are not the only horrors that stalk her. A sinister, pumpkin-faced killer is using the videotape as a portal into our reality; and if he makes it through, this twisted trickster seeks only one "treat": blood.Written by
A different version of Mr. Tricker's Treat (2011) can be seen in the film. It features an alternate cut of the ending done by the producers of the anthology. See more »
On the VOD version of the film, the audio at the end of 'Mr. Tricker's Treat (2011)' is messed up. The sound of the door slamming and a portion of the music are missing, and appear incorrectly over the credits for the short film. The audio is correct in the DVD version. See more »
For sure, it could be said this entry lacks that which made the first something more special. Is it using old shorts from YouTube? Maybe. Is it the lack of a proper foreground story? Probably.
But nonetheless, it's a fine combination of horror shorts - obviously some lesser than others but that's a very subjective opinion. None of the shorts are overly gory and the ones which stand out stand out VERY well and it's quite clear why they should be featured in this movie. The cinematography and acting is surprisingly solid throughout all shorts and the effects aren't too shabby either.
All in all, it's not a terrible waste of an hour and thirty minutes of your life - but I wouldn't plan a movie night around it.
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