Why was this movie delayed so long???? I believe I had seen a preview for this ages ago when I rented The Chronicles of Reddick when it first was released as a rental. Needless to say that was some years back. So it finally was released straight to dvd/blu-ray this October. I was a bit apprehensive at first to buy this movie just because whenever a movie is held back for two years and then released right on dvd is typically an indication that the movie is a total turd-fest. That says a lot since about 75% of horror movies getting released currently are total turd-fests anyways so this would have to be pretty bad. Well everyone consider this the acception to the rule! As skeptical as I was this is a pretty solid movie. It reminded me a lot of Creepshow and intertwined the characters in different stories much like Pulp Fiction.
The movie is 4 short stories that involve the customs and myths of Halloween. Such as blowing out a jack-o-lantern before midnight, poisoning candy, and not giving kids candy when they come to the door (just to name a few). Each story is well written and doesn't go on too long, keeping the viewer constantly entertained. There is a good amount of black humor thrown in for good measure too.
This movie should be on everyone's top 5 movies to watch for Halloween. Yeah thats right I said top 5. Are there scarier/better horror movies than this? Yes Are there better horror movies to watch for Halloween? No....well besides Halloween.
Final Score: 8.5/10