Trick

What better way to send off Halloween, and October than doing a review on a Halloween themed movie. Let’s take a look at “Trick”. “Trick” is a 2019 horror movie starring Tom Atkins (Halloween 3: Season of the Witch), Omar Epps (House), Vanessa Aspillaga (Morning Glory), Kristina Reyes (The Naked Brothers Band), and Thom Niemann (The Deuce).

Halloween night at a Halloween party Patrick “Trick” Weaver (Niemann) brutally murders several of his classmates. He manages to escape cops after being shot, and falling through a two story window. Now every Halloween he comes back wreaking havoc and killing more, all while taunting Detective Mike Denver (Epps).

A lot to unpack here, if the description reminds you of a certain film. You guessed it, “Halloween”. I feel like they basically ripped off the plot of “Halloween”, then just added a few different touches, the main difference being a teenager, instead of Michael, and they add a nice twist in the end. They even reference evil, and a supernatural force over and over, just like “Halloween.” If it wasn’t for the twist ending, the movie would be almost unwatchable. The acting is poor, the dialogue is cheesy, some of the camera shots look like it’s done with home video. It’s just another low budget bad slasher film. If cheesy Halloween movies are your thing though, you can watch this one on Hulu. I give it a 3/10, and that’s only because of the ending.

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