3 Dead Trick or Treaters: Stylish, macabre arthouse horror anthology reveals first official trailer
Canadian filmmaker Torin Langen has been steadily making a name for himself for his odd, eccentric and totally singular work that blends a kind of earthy, dark American folk horror style with a unique obsession with dollar store Halloween iconography. Though he’s best known in festival circles for his co-directing gig on anthology feature Late Night Double Feature, for his first official feature film, he’s cobbled together a movie that is entirely reflexive of his personal obsessions. That movie is the macabre, dialogue-free, four years in the making horror anthology freak-out 3 Dead Trick or Treaters, and we have your first look at the trailer this morning.
Synopsis: After stumbling upon the graves of three murdered trick or treaters, a small town paperboy discovers a series of handwritten horror stories tacked to the children’s headstones. Penned by a deranged pulp author driven mad by his craft, the stories chronicle grisly tales of Halloween rites, rituals and traditions. Absent of dialogue and heavy on atmosphere, 3 Dead Trick or Treaters is an anthology chiller unlike any you’ve seen before.
Says Langen: “3 Dead Trick or Treaters is a fusion of mood-driven experimental filmmaking and kitsch Halloween imagery. In whole, the project is an expression of isolation and the anxiety that comes with it; characters struggling with morality under horrifying circumstances. This is merged with my love for dime store monster masks, silent storytelling and underground music.”
Have a look at that groovy trailer below and tell us what you think!