Saw Trick 'r Treat
last night at Screamfest 2008. This movie will go down as one of the great Halloween horror cult classics. It really should rise above cult status but, inexplicably, Warner Bros. is still dragging their feet on a full theatrical release. Made with Warner's pocket change, Trick 'r Treat pays homage to 80s mainstays like Creepshow
and Tales from the Crypt
, even Goonies
and Monster Squad
, but elevates it to an almost horror version of Pulp Fiction
in terms of structure. It's got great scares, great laughs, and is just fun as all hell.
It's making the horror film festival rounds right now. Hopefully, all the positive buzz and reviews will convince WB to give it a proper release in theaters.
Thanks to Drawing Board pal Breehn Burns (who served as concept designer as well as title sequence designer on the movie), I got to contribute a couple days work to the film and I'm proud to have my work featured for a few seconds in the movie. Check out Breehn's amazing concept art in the art-of book, in bookstores. Some of it can be seen here: