All Hallows' Eve (2013)
While watching two children on Halloween night, a babysitter finds an old VHS tape in the kids' trick or treat bag. The tape features three tales of terror, all linked together by a murderous clown.
If you don't like this, we can't be friends.
Am i the only one who thinks........Average?
The story-telling is good with flashbacks.The film is both funny and heartbreaking. You smile in a scene and get a soulcrushing revelation in the next.
I think this is a new genre that they're all sort of working their way through it and haven't got all the kinks worked out yet but it's a genre that works for me.
Perhaps the lamest horror anthology movie ever.The blonde that's watching the "VHS tape" makes a comment how important it is to have a VHS player because "Texas Chainsaw Massacre looks so fake on Bluray". But then she proceeds to watch this "VHS tape" with Bluray quality. Duh. Not a great sign of things to follow, this lame intro.Story 1 is pointless. A boy and his babysitter eat pumpkin seeds and it kills them and that's pretty much it. Really stupid, overly simplistic even for a horror story.Story 2 at least has some kind of an end-twist, lame as it is. Though we don't quite understand what's the deal with the first two houses where the kids go trick-or-treating.Story 3 is like a tiny excerpt out of a lame horror feature. It explains nothing about what's going on. And that's why we don't give a hoot about the characters, because we have no idea whom they're giving the sacrifice to, for what purpose, nor why the old geezer forgot to bring the meat because he "got nervous" (duh) considering they do this thing annually. This appeasing-the-woods-monster shtick isn't worth four pages in a pulp fiction comic-book, let alone a story on the big screen, not even in this lame anthology.Story 4 is very dumb. It does have a plot-twist i.e. has a beginning and a conclusion, but it's a dumb conclusion.Story 5 is only 2-3 minutes long and is marred by horrible amateur acting.Story 6 is perhaps the longest, and the most tedious one, with a particularly lame ending. The sort of Z-grade crappola you get on the worst episodes of a lame horror-story TV show. You mustn't exceed an elementary school education to write something this corny.Story 7 is another simplistic, dumb tale that has no beginning or conclusion, just drivel.Story 8 is somewhat eerie, which is more than can be said for the others, but it's standard predictable stuff yet again.And then the connecting story ends in the lamest possible way. They even have the balls to use the same shtick - that they ripped off from "Ringu" anyway - that they used in the first anthology, which was better. Did I say "lame" a lot? You'd too if you reviewed this dross, but you won't because I warned you not to watch it.
Sarah (Katie Maguire) babysits for two kids on Halloween. One gets an unmarked VHS tape in his bag. She watches the tape which contain three episodes with a common theme of a clown and women being abducted/killed. Anybody who has seen a film of someone watching an unlabeled VHS tape knows what happens next.This is a "me too" yawner. I liked Kate Maguire as the babysitter, but the film needed to be something besides predictable film shorts. Okay as a rental.Parental Guide: F-bomb. Implied off screen rape. Mutilated FX nudity.
Writer/director Damien Leone links three of his earlier horror shorts with a wraparound story wherein babysitter Sarah (Katie Maguire) watches a mysterious VHS tape found in a Halloween treat bag. As she watches the stories on the tape, Art, the killer clown that features in them, somehow makes his way into reality.Video short number one sees a young woman in a railway station waiting room encountering the killer clown, who drugs her and drags her to a dark tunnel where she meets a meat-cleaver wielding mutant and a Satanic sect. The second story involves creepy alien invaders who menace a wife alone in the house. The final short on the cassette features the return of Art, who terrorises a woman who is driving through the night.I watched this having just seen Terrifier (the feature length film based on All Hallows' Eve's third story) hoping for more of the same: creepy clown antics and outrageous gore. While not on the same level as Terrifier, I got what I wanted, Art (Mike Giannelli) proving just as unsettling, and the splatter nice and juicy.The film boasts solid performances from all involved, assured direction from Leone, and those all important well-executed gore effects, which include a severed arm, the very messy decapitation of a gas station attendant, the unforgettable sight of a still alive victim's naked limbless torso (with profanities carved into the skin), and a very nasty surprise for Sarah.7/10.
Huh. This is a bit of a shame. Because this movie could have been a lot better, had it not been for the horrible middle movie.This is three short movies, tied together by a background movie, and they are slightly mixed together. The background movie is OK, actually.. and the first short is not bad. But the second one is awful. I mean, jeez, pretty much everything about it sucks. The costumes being the very worst thing about it. It looks like you sent a kid to a junk yard, with 2 minutes to put together a costume with what he/she could find there. It looks totally ridiculous, and not the least tiny bit scary. It also relied way to heavily on crying, begging and screaming which I HATE. Such a cheap, tiresome, dumb way to try to make something scary.The third movie.. uhm, well, it's not that bad. Shoddy acting drags it down some. But it had some awesome gore.Art the clown is the only really good thing in this, he looks awesome. Really scary and creepy.I really just wrote this review to tell you how sucky the second/middle movie is. It's almost worth checking out for the stupid looking costume.