THE TRICK OR TREAT PICTURE SHOW (2019)
Nostalgia heavy anthology, presents a couple of stories surrounded by faux trailers and some old style ads and PSAs.
On one level this flick written and directed by Anthony Ashmore is commendable for it’s trying to be an authentic nostalgia piece. It’s filmed in 35mm and then transferred to VHS for an 80s video age flavor. It has the look of the old school movies it emulates, with scratches, faded color and sound that hisses, pops and clicks. Unfortunately, the drawback is not enough effort put in the actual writing with ho-hum stories that don’t really go anywhere and a couple of weak trailers that don’t seem to have much purpose other than be filler, something this little flick has a lot of. Overall, the sum of the parts are greater than the whole as the nostalgia element is done so well, while the stories themselves are kinda dull, even at only an 84 minute run time. At least it’s heart is in the right place. Check it out on Amazon Prime, as a heartfelt curiosity, though don’t expect much of an actual horror movie.