Tales of Halloween (2015) Review
This Halloween anthology consists of 10 different stories all taking place in the same suburban town. It includes some classic urban legends and both stars and is directed some familiar horror legends. It is a horror comedy and the humour is very dark, just how I like it. Although some of the monsters are brilliantly creepy and there are a few jump scares, this is not a scary movie. It's more like a mini horror series roller-coaster of macabre and giggles.
Those who don't find the obvious humour entertaining, will still laugh at how silly this movie is. It's the kind of movie that I had to be in the right mood to watch. I've had it for a while, but only decided to watch it last night because I was in the mood for a comedy. If you know what to expect, it is a really entertaining movie.
There's 10 different little stories, so if you're a horror fan, you're going to like at least 1 of them. If you don't like any of them, you should see your doctor because your sense of humour is missing. I found a couple of the stories a bit too weird or a little boring. One thing this movie is not, is predictable. I found myself saying 'what the f###?!' a few times. The writers weren't afraid to get a little weird and then times that weirdness by 10.
If you don't want to know any specifics about one of the stories, stop reading because I'm about to tell you about my favorite story!
My favorite story was about the woman who was murdered by a huge serial killer mutant who looked like he just came from the set of The Hills Have Eyes. A cute little alien then beams down from his huge spaceship with a little costume on and says 'trick or treat' to the mutant. The mutant tries to tell him that he has no candy, but he's a mutant so he can't actually talk and instead does a little mime and some grunting. The alien won't stop saying 'trick or treat' and the mutant gets angry and steps on him. The alien then possesses the dead woman and tries to kill the mutant. There's lots of hacking and slashing, gore and giggles and way too much fake blood. There is also a chainsaw involved. Yes, it was very Evil Dead. I laughed my ass off. I no longer have any ass, because I laughed so hard that it fell off. I am ass-less. I'm hoping that nobody is actually going to read this review.
The acting and cinematography is great, I don't think I would consider this movie B grade. Its very well done. Not all of the stories are as silly as the one I mentioned above, some are very dark and twisted.
So if silliness is not your thing, maybe don't bother with this one. But I found it mostly entertaining and I will probably watch it again one day. Oh there's also a killer pumpkin who eats people.
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Review By. Bluebird from Horror Amino