We like portmanteau films at Horror Hothouse, from Ealing’s Classic Dead of Night and the Amicus chillers of the 60s and 70s to George A Romero’s Creepshow there was always a little nugget to get under your skin, sometimes quite literally!
Boys on Film 13:Trick or Treat is a collection of ten short films from the UK, Sweden, Holland, Canada, the USA and Australia from our friends at arthouse, gay and lesbian film specialists Peccadillo Pictures. There is quite a lot to enjoy in Trick or Treat. Some of the movies like Anna Nolskog’s Boygame or John Connolly’s Vis-a-Vis will make you laugh with their naive confused sexuality or calculated but incompetent duplicity, others like Lazlo and Dylan Tonk’s Caged with its depiction of love and friendship overcoming stupid prejudice will uplift your spirits and some like Caspar Andreas’s A Last Farewell will make you well up,
The two films with special interest for Horror Hothouse readers are A Last Farewell where an author grieving over the loss of his partner is able to come to terms with his loss thanks to said partner’s ghost and Christopher Brown’s Remission a post zombie apocalypse tale of two young men forced to make deadly decision when the boy roaming the countryside with them endangers the group through his behavior.
Languages: English, Dutch and Swedish
Though mostly non genre movie Boys on Film 13: Trick or Treat is an entertaining collection of short films I give it a 555/666
Boys of Film 13: Trick or Treat is available on DVD, Blu-Ray and VOD from 13 July