Blu-ray Review: TRICK

TRICK was directed by Patrick Lussier from a screenplay he co-wrote with Todd Farmer and stars Omar EppsEllen AdairKristina ReyesJamie Kennedy and Tom Atkins.  

On Halloween night in 2015, Patrick “Trick” Weaver massacred his classmates at a costume party. After being arrested, he managed to escape police custody, but not before being shot five times by Detective Mike Denver (Epps). Everyone believes Trick must be dead, but when a masked killer reappears the following Halloween, and every Halloween after that, they realize the nightmare is not over. With Trick wreaking havoc and killing innocent people in increasingly terrifying ways, Denver will stop at nothing to finish what he started and bring the carnage to an end.

The story for this Halloween-themed horror-slasher follows Det. Mike Denver (Omar Epps) who chases after this mysterious figure named “Trick” after the Halloween massacre takes place. The thing about this killer who sports multiple scary masks is that he should be dead but each Halloween he keeps coming back to take out even more victims. There’s no reasoning behind it, he just likes to kill! The body count is high but thankfully the survivors have Dr. Steven (Jamie Kennedy) there to fix things up when called for. The big question about “Trick” is, is there a supernatural element to him?

Mike has also become a target for this sinister killer who really enjoys playing games with the people he selects. He’s forced out of the FBI and has to take an early retirement but this doesn’t slow him down any when it comes to his obsession with “Trick”. Mike is joined by Cheryl Winston (Kristina Reyes), Sheriff Lisa Jayne (Ellen Adair) and Talbott (Tom Atkins) in his pursuit for stop the killer once and for all. The thing is, when they finally get close enough to “Trick” they finally learn the secret about him and how he’s able to keep coming back to kill every Halloween.

The packaging comes with a slipcover/o-card. The front features the artwork you see at the top of the page and the back includes movie details, some images and list of special features. The Blu-ray disc also features some artwork that matches the front cover. Inserting the disc, the menu screen was simple and easy to navigate. The picture and sound quality for this high-definition release were crisp and clear. I didn’t have any issues with the video and audio.

Bottom line is, Trick ended up being one of the better slashers to come along in years. This extremely fast-paced horror-thriller is a lot of suspenseful fun and it features some extremely brutal kills that we just don’t get enough of these days. There are some plot holes but it’s easily forgiven because the movie itself is so entertaining to watch. I did like the idea about this killer and the mystery that surrounds him. I thought the cast did a great job with their characters and it’s always great to see Tom Atkins back where he belongs in the horror genre. Patrick Lussier and Todd Farmer make a fantastic team when it comes to storytelling because they’ve delivered fan favorites like My Bloody Valentine 3D and Drive Angry which is still one of my personal favorites. Lussier got his start in the editing bay and he comes from the Wes Craven school of filmmaking so he really knows his stuff when it comes to creating good horror movies and this vicious slasher doesn’t disappoint. Trick will be available on Blu-ray on December 17th.

Distributor: RLJE Films

Run Time: 101 Minutes

Rated: Not Rated

Blu-ray Video: 1080p High-Definition Widescreen (2.35:1)

Blu-ray Audio: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

Subtitles: English SDH, French and Spanish

Special Features: The only extra on the Blu-ray includes The Making of “Trick” featuring interviews with the cast and crew (14:48).

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