|Tags: 80's, 80's Slashers, cheesy, Chris Graver, David Carradine, Gary Graver, halloween, Jackie Giroux, killer, Peter Jason, POS movie, slasher, Steve Railsback, Trick or Treats|
Cast:Jackie Giroux, Peter Jason, Chris Graver, David Carradine, Steve Railsback
Lets not get this film confused with the other 80s movie with a similar name, Trick or Treat. This was incredibly boring. I didn't know much about it before seeing it; so once again, I wasn't sure what I was getting myself into. If I knew it was going to be this lame and boring I wouldn't have bothered.
The movie starts off when a man is hauled away by workers from a mental institution. He stays there for years until one day he decides to escape. He manages to get out and goes back home to find and kill his wife who put him in the institution in the first place. When he returns home he doesn't realize that his wife is out at a party and a babysitter and little boy are the only ones inside. They are forced to fend off against him.
What makes the movie so boring is the fact that over an hour of it is basically just the little boy playing tricks on the incredibly gullible babysitter. I felt like I was watching America’s Funniest Home Video's, minus the annoying host and stupid audience laughter. You'd never think it was a horror film for the first hour, aside from the fact that the mental patient has a knife and kills a person or two.
On the somewhat, plus-side, the movie had two famous faces, David Carradine from the Kung-Fu series and Steve Railsback from Ed Gein. Not a real fan of other of their work and they barely had a performance in this film, but it's always good to see famous faces in old horror films. On that note, the movie had some decent acting, considering their stupid dialogue.
The plot of the movie is filled with plot-holes, like the fact that the only thing the mental patient had to do to escape was to steal a worker's clothes and dress up as a woman. There are barely any deaths in the movie, so you can guess that there's zero gore and scares. I would have given the movie the dreaded 1-rating, but I thought the acting was decent and it had some famous faces, so I have to give that some credit. Other than that it was pretty friggin' boring.
Lame 80s slasher. Barely any deaths, zero gore, basically just an hour full of tricks pulled on the babysitter. Don't bother with this nonsense.
|Posted on October 10, 2011 - 11:11pm | FrighT MasteR|