Tales of Halloween (2015)

Directors: Darren Lynn Dousman, Axelle Caroyln, Ada Gierasch, Andrew Kasch, Neil Marshall, Lucky McKee, Mike Mendez, Dave Parker, Ryan Schifrin, John Skipp, Paul Solet

 

Plot: 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.


Tagline – One night. One town. Ten chilling stories.

Runtime: 1 Hour 32 Minutes

 

There may be spoilers the rest of the review

 

Verdict: Nice Horror Anthology

 

 

Thoughts on Tales of Halloween

 

3 I enjoyed the Most

 

·        The Night Billy Raised Hellthis story follows a young boy tricked into pranking the town crazy only to find himself going on a night out with the town crazy raising havoc all over town. This has a great twist in it and having Barry Bostwick in only makes it better.

·        Friday the 31stThis follows a lone girl being hunted down by serial killer similar to a Jason, only for things to take a very different twist half way through, this has comedy and horror down perfectly.

·        The Ransom of Rusty RexWhen two criminal kidnap a boy on Halloween hoping to claim a ransom for him, but things take a turn when the discover what they have taken this is moments of humour that work very well and can be enjoyed too.


3 I didn’t enjoy

 

·        The Weak and the WickedThis story follows a young man being chased down by a group of psychotic thugs, but he has a reason, this is a good story, but generic in how things unfold.

·        Grim Grinning Ghost – This follows a trip home by a woman that soon becomes haunted by ghosts and then it seems to end.

·        This Means War We have rival neighbours trying to compete over the best Halloween displays, which feels like an extension of All America Rejects Give You Hell.


Final Thoughts
This is one for the anthology fans out there, the stories are short and sweet which is what the fans of the horror stories will enjoy and this ticks the boxes well, it does have a few misses, but what anthology doesn’t.

 

Overall: Nice simple anthology that can be enjoyed by horror fans.

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