A 666-Character Review of ‘3 Dead Trick or Treaters’
Anthologies are the new found footage. Where the latter allows an excuse for low production quality, the former permits multiple half-cooked ideas to be strung one after another. 3 Dead Trick Or Treaters is this kind of anthology.
The one thing the film has going for it is its lack of dialogue. As a firm believer of less-is-more, this approach is refreshing and intriguing. Unfortunately, every other aspect screamed “film school.” From the poor acting to the post-rock instrumental soundtrack, the aesthetic of this movie never aspired to live outside of its jean-jacketed, septum-pierced hipster cliche. The simple premise lacked purpose and innovation. Skip it.