Saturday, October 15, 2011

Trick 'r Treat

Since it's release in 2007, Trick 'r Treat has become a perennial favorite here at the Phantom's crib. Every October it gets a good play or two. This year we popped it right in on October 1st. While folks have strong opinions either way in regards to this film, in my humble opinion, it is among the best Horror or Halloween themed movies ever created. Not that the story is particularly special, but the cinematography and mise-en-scène is spectacular - the perfect Halloween setting! 
Whatever your feelings on the movie, it's hard to deny that the school bus massacre scene is awful creepy. And there's no doubt that the masks the children are wearing really escalate the creep factor to another level.

A few years back, it was possible to score a copy of the Dracula mask seen in the scene above for just a few bucks through UK based costume shops. You can still find remnants of these long gone masks online by doing a Goggle image search for "Glow Dracula Mask".  Unfortunately, they are all sold out and those glory days are gone. These days,  the mask sells for a steep premium on popular auction sites.
Glow Dracula Mask
Glow Dracula Mask with Cut Jaw

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