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As I've expressed periodically but wholeheartedly on this Netflix blog before, I don't like most of what consists of the current generation of "horror" in movies. What that is to say, is that I don't like torture porn.
I don't like how torture porn isn't scary, but rather just gross. Movies like Hostel, to me, are redundant and serve no purpose other than to make you watch people suffer. It seems ultimately sadistic to me.
That's why I so appreciate when a movie comes around to take a different route at horror, and that's why I enjoyed Trick 'r Treat so much.
From the very get-go, you catch the homages to other horror movies like Halloween, as the first scene is shown back and forth from a first-person perspective from someone, we suspect, is up to no good.
The movie itself doesn't really have one main character, for, as I've heard it compared to "Crash" in this way, it's kind of like a horror film version of "Crash."
There are a bunch of different plot lines that are played throughout the film, each telling a very different type of horror story, but nonetheless still taking place in the same town. The movie itself, at least to me, wasn't as much of a "scary movie" as it was a comedy movie. More than anything, the flick felt like a satire of the horror genre.
Yeah, I think that's it. I think it's a satire. Because I laughed in a majority of the scenes in the movie, but I still felt like the tone was set insofar as to invite me to. All the same, I could see some scenes really scaring some people who tend to get scared by horror films.
Ah, there's a lot to this movie, but it's a fun ride. If you enjoy horror films whatsoever, it's worth giving a shot and adding to your Netflix streaming Instant queue.