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Tales of Halloween (2015)

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Ten stories are woven together by their shared theme of Halloween night in an American suburb, where ghouls, imps, aliens and axe murderers appear for one night only to terrorize unsuspecting residents.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adrienne Barbeau ... The Radio DJ (voice)
Hunter Smit Hunter Smit ... Sweet Tooth (segment "Sweet Tooth")
Cameron Easton Cameron Easton ... Timothy Blake (segment "Sweet Tooth")
Caroline Williams ... Mrs. Blake (segment "Sweet Tooth")
Robert Rusler ... Mr. Blake (segment "Sweet Tooth")
Clare Kramer ... Lt. Brandt-Mathis (segment "Sweet Tooth")
Greg Grunberg ... Alex Mathis (segment "Sweet Tooth")
Daniel DiMaggio ... Mikey (segments "Sweet Tooth" & "Ding Dong")
Austin Falk ... Kyle (segment "Sweet Tooth")
Madison Iseman ... Lizzy (segment "Sweet Tooth")
Barry Bostwick ... Mr. Abbadon (segment "The Night Billy Raised Hell")
Marcus Eckert ... Billy (segment "The Night Billy Raised Hell")
Christophe Zajac-Denek ... Mordecai / The Little Devil (segment "The Night Billy Raised Hell")
Ben Stillwell ... Todd (segment "The Night Billy Raised Hell")
Natalie Castillo ... Britney (segment "The Night Billy Raised Hell")
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Storyline

Named "the best horror anthology since Trick 'r Treat" by Fangoria and "among the best Halloween-themed horror movies ever made" by DailyDead, this critically acclaimed film weaves together ten chilling tales from horror's top directors. Ghosts, ghouls, monsters, and the devil delight in terrorizing unsuspecting residents of a suburban neighborhood on Halloween night. Written by Epic Pictures

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Taglines:

Tricks, Treats & Terror Come Knocking See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody horror violence throughout, language and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The October Society's Tales of Halloween See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$416,792
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The second film to star Gracie Gillam and Keir Gilchrist - the first being Dark Summer (2015). See more »

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In the kidnap story, the kids candy bucket wasn't full when they took him, yet when he is tied down it's very full. See more »

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"No animals were harmed in the making of this film, but we sure did kill a lot of pumpkins." See more »

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Version of TaleSpin: Ransom of the Red Chimp (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Night on Bald Mountain
Composed by Modest Mussorgsky (as Modest Mussorgky)
Arranged and performed by Dead Rose Symphony
Courtesy of McWhorter Records
[Played during segment "This Means War"]
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Consistent quality, wide spectrum
18 October 2015 | by begobSee all my reviews

Well produced anthology, with high values on direction, camera, acting, editing and sound.

The first half seems more coherent, with a scarier vibe and what looks like an editorial rule of having screen shots of Romero's classic in each one. There's a definite theme of Grimm's fairy tales running through it, as kids get sucked into the weird world of Halloween. My favourite was Ding Dong, about a child-craving woman, mostly because it has Pollyanna Macintosh. But the Lin Shaye story, although stylish, seemed a bit unpolished. The first story has a pretty good take on the Exorcist III jump scare, this time running from right to left.

The second half goes more campy head-banger with loads of blood. Eventually the tongue is pushed so hard into the cheek that a little bit comes out the other side.

There's no wraparound, just a silky female DJ voice with a few nods to The Fog.

Overall, enjoyable and something for everyone - but I prefer creeps over chuckles, and felt in the end this was pitched at the Budweiser crowd. Rice beer is such a downer.


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