Ever seen this movie if not then don’t worry it came and went so fast even die hard horror fans I talk to today still never saw it. Lets go back to 2006, The Writer of X-men 1,and 2 Michael Dougherty made the film and it got shelved by Warner Brothers after we were suppose to see it in theaters Halloween season 2007. Two years later it finally gets a release on blu ray and dvd. It has Anne Paquinn recently off of the X-men films a year before she would start True Blood. and Dylan Baker from Spider-man 2 and 3 and Kristen Bell recently finished with Veronica Mars and starting Heroes Brian Cox also from X-Men 2 and Tahmoh Penikett still hott on Battlestar Gallactica at the time. All these actors were very well know in things fans loved why did the studio shelve it they didn’t know what to do with it. No one had done a successful film anthology movie in years and Showtime recently cancelled. We may never know why Warner Brothers does the dumb things they do any way.
The movie is fan tastic some of the best things in the film I cant even talk about without giving them away, the guide thru the film is SAM a small little something or other who appears in all the story’s. HE is basically the spirit of Halloween and he guides you thru the different time periods in your life around the Holiday from a young kid, thru those awkward teen years, to being a young adult in your 20s and then how you deal with it and snub the holiday as an old man.
Its more than just Michael Myers coming along and stabbing horny teenagers. This is the first Halloween themed movie in a long time that actually breaks down the holiday itself for what it is.
On the blu ray you get a commentary, an animated short about SAM, A FX comparison of the school bus scene, and a documentary on how the many traditions of Halloween started as well as cut scenes.
For a truly great comprehensive guide to the movie buy the book, Trick r Treat Tales of Mayhem, Mystery and Mischief. it goes thru the filmmaking process and gives you coll little bonuses like a comic version of Season greetings, pumpkin stencils Sam Halloween mask, the movie poster, post cards
Whats funny before we had the movie to watch this book had come out and a comic book adaptation by wildstorm, and we had the soundtrack. The fans wanted this movie Warner didnt feel the same way. We finally have it, fear net shows it 24 hours straight like TNT does with the Christmas Story every year so now we can al;ways watch it. Leading up to Halloween Fear net has little mini Sam cartoons. Check out one of the best Horror movies to come out this decade.