Trick ‘r Treat is a 2017 anthology movie about the horrible things that happen in a small town one Halloween. Instead of a framing story, there is a mysterious small figure who wanders from story to story until he gets his own story is revealed at the end. The body count is high but every story has a moral, even if that moral is don’t fuck around with the spirit of Halloween.
I love this movie so much. It hits everything I want in a Halloween movie.
Mysterious central figure? Check.
Anthology of short stories? Check.
A story about kids being dicks and getting what they deserve? Check.
A story with hot chicks in costumes? Check.
A story that actually embraces the holiday of Halloween as a concept and not just as a background for a typical horror movie? Check.
Bad people getting punished? Check.
Again, I love this movie too much to be objective. I also don’t want to spoil anything by going into more detail. Let’s just say that I watch this every year and it is always great. With the possible exception of John Carpetner’s Halloween, this is the quintessential Halloween horror movie in my book.