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Tales Of Halloween - DVD Review
By James Whittington, Monday 31st October 2016

Tales Of Halloween DVD

Arrow Films

Certificate 18

Extras: Deleted Scene: Grim Grinning Ghost - directed by Axelle Carolyn, Behind-The-Scenes: Sweet Tooth - directed by Dave Parker, Anatomy of a Scene: Friday the 31st - directed by Mike Mendez, Fun Facts pop-on video commentary for selected segments (caption file), Photo Gallery, Behind-The-Scenes of Bad Seed, Storyboards for Ding Dong.

Halloween, a traditional time for sitting around and telling the most outrageous horror themed stories you can think of. Well, you don't have to make up your own anymore as some of the genres finest talent have done all the hard work for you!

Tales of Halloween has 10 (yes, 10!) interlocking stories that are as inventive and diverse as they are entertaining from 11 top or up-and-coming directors. Hailed by many as a true highlight of FrightFest 2015 this film is sure to become one of the ones that you'll roll out every October 31st to enjoy over and over again.

This has everything you could want from an anthology movie, monsters, aliens, crazed axe wielding maniacs even the Devil himself can be found stalking one suburb on the night of Halloween itself. It's this smart combination of story types plus the constant shift from straight horror to comedy that keeps you interested. One minute you're being chilled by killer trick r' treaters then laughing out loud to the man-eating pumpkins, it really is truly bizarre. The directors are Darren Lynn Bousman, Axelle Carolyn, Adam Gierasch, Neil Marshall, Lucky McKee, Mike Mendez, David Parker, Ryan Schifrin, John Skipp & Andrew Kasch and Paul Solet.

But it's not all about the stories and directors, the film is awash with cameos from actress Adrienne Barbeau to directors John Landis, Joe Dante and Adam Green it does become a game of guest spotting.

Though it's made up of ten tales it flows nicely from one to another without seeming forced and you get plenty of value for your hard-earned cash. The effects too, especially the pumpkin one are fantastic and show that not all the money went on the talent!

So then to keep your Halloween going all year round, Tales Of Halloween is just the thing!


Related show tags: 4 STARS, FOUR STARS
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