Tales of Halloween was released on October 16, 2015. It is a collection of ten short films concentrating on the residents of a small town and the odd things and creatures that go bump in the night. Andrienne Barbeau does not physically appear in the movie, but her voice is used as the Narrator. There are some funny stories, some gory stories, and scary stories. The film is like The Goosebumps series but with more gore and more foul language.

Due to the fact that there are ten interwoven stories in this film, I will only mention some of the actors’ names, some who appeared uncredited. Hunter Smit appeared in the first story Sweet Tooth. Barry Bostwick appears as a devilish neighbor, directors Joe Dante (Professor Mil0) and John Landis ( millionaire Jebediah Rex) are equally good. The one thing that stood out for me was that they used age appropriate actors for the children. The fact that some of the kids did not survive the night may traumatize younger audiences, but the majority of the stories were very well done.

I definitely would recommend that you watch this movie and if you allow younger kids to watch it, there should be  adult supervision and/or a lot of blankets to hide under.  As I said, the majority of the stories are good, but I’m not crazy about the foul language. Despite these minor items, another fun thing for some people would be to look for inside jokes. I can, without reservation, rate this movie 5 stars out of 5 and will be watching it again this Halloween.

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One Thought on “StevenF Review of Tales of Halloween

  1. Remmy2013 on October 4, 2018 at 1:56 am said:

    I thought this was an awesome movie, and it depicted real life where the kids actually well for lack a better word… they disappear, usually very bloody. However, now that I said that with the 8 to13-year-olds getting killed, you do not see any gore associated with THEM, but it is still gross. I agree this is 5 out of 5, and they could have done without the foul language completely.

    I expect since they were going to get an R rating for the movie, they just put the bad words in any way.

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