Tales of Halloween

release year: 2015
genre: horror
viewing setting: home Bluray 2/19/18

synopsis: This is a collection of short Halloween-themed horror stories.

Sweet Tooth - a kid learns to believe the legend of a candy-eating demon
The Night Billy Raised Hell - another kid learns what real pranks are
Trick - two couples are terrorized by murderous children
The Weak and the Wicked - a gang of bullies goes too far
Grim Grinning Ghost - a young woman is stalked by a ghost
Ding Dong - a couple giving out candy isn't quite what they seem
This Means War - neighbors clash over their Halloween decorations and festivities
Friday the 31st - a deformed serial killer encounters something he can't easily murder
The Ransom of Rusty Rex - two crooks kidnap the wrong kid
Bad Seed - a carnivorous pumpkin is on the loose

acting: Being an anthology of short stories, this doesn't have major acting roles from any one person, but there are a lot of genre veterans and notable others, including Adrienne Barbeau, Greg Grunberg, Barry Bostwick, Adrianne Curry, Tiffany Shepis, Lin Shaye, Cerina Vincent, John Savage, and John Landis.

final word: Although it's a mixed bag, this collection of treats is still worthy Halloween fare.

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