Tales of Halloween (2015) - Comedy, Horror

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Ten stories are woven together by their shared theme of Halloween night in an American suburb, where ghouls, imps, aliens and axe murderers appear for one night only to terrorize unsuspecting residents.

IMDB: 5.5
Director: Darren Lynn Bousman
Stars: Adrienne Barbeau, Hunter Smit
Length: 92 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 14 out of 64 found boring (21.87%)

One-line Reviews (63)

There is nary a boring moment to be had though as each segment in 'Tales of Halloween' is appropriately brief.

Divided in ten segments by ten different directors, "Tales of Halloween" is an entertaining horror–comedy film in the style of "Tales from the Crypt" with the theme of Halloween.

But to be fair, all of the episodes are wonderful, the cast is perfect including an unexpected cameo from Director John Landis, and though each story is different, they seem to compliment each other visually.

The vast majority of segments have predictable punchlines though, with "Grim Grinning Ghost" and "Sweet Tooth" falling particularly flat.

Of course, some segments were better than others, but in overall, then this was a very enjoyable anthology.

Everything about it was rushed, cheap and cliché to hell.

The stories itself aren't all that great and are predictable sometimes but it doesn't matter, it's made for entertaining at Halloween and it surely did for me.

Ten Entertaining Tales of Halloween .

A problematic but still thrilling anthology .

You will find scarier stories listening to radio call in shows on Halloween night so don't waste your time with this.

It starts strongly and the first story for me was by far the most enjoyable.

Enjoyable, amusing, somewhat gross.

You get ten entertaining/scary/funny short films within a 90 minute period.

They are all crap, one by one boring as hell.

Simple premise, reliable narrative, engaging ending.

This gory tale has an intriguing screenplay with a surprising end.

It goes for a typical TALES FROM THE CRYPT twist ending, that is a little too predictable.

The overall premise was enjoyable and I liked the costume work and creepy imagery.

An entertaining, uniquely silly, gleefully bloody, and wickedly humorous flick // instagram: MOVIESMANIAX .


don't waste your time.

On the delicious side, I enjoyed the opening short (Sweet Tooth), because it presented a funny and entertaining Halloween legend, with some pretty excellent gore.

Like I said some Tales were good but others very bad and boring.

I fell asleep halfway thru this thing so that tells me how bad it really was.

This movie could have been epic and I really like the whole idea of re- using old horror clichés (let's admit it, nothing like an old school horror movie) but by being over-the-top, the movie went from cool to just being entertaining and weird.

RESULT: What you'll wind up with is a perfect anthology of entertaining stories called Tales of Halloween.

Simple Review:It's a fun and entertaining anthology "horror" movie.

Quite an enjoyable anthology movie and it fits in well with its theme of Halloween and the payoff that it delivered at the end.

Entertaining for the most part .

All of the Tales are profoundly entertaining and slick.

That this has the kind of up-tempo and frantic action present here makes for a really exciting time here, and there's a lot to like.

Seriously don't waste your time.

A Few Duds, But Overall Enjoyable .

The stories, filmed beautifully, include scary witches, spooky ghosts, nefarious demons, the devil himself, lots of goblins, a few serial killers and in one hilarious (and quite graphic episode) an unexpected alien encounter with a tiny Intergalactic Trick Or Treater!

Every single story in this film is well written and kept me on the edge of my seat throughout the entire 1 hr 30 minutes this film lasts.

Friday THE 31st sees a cliché slasher killer coming up against an even bigger threat from another world.

What a waste of my time.

But better yet, the fact that each of the stories is connected with another stories in the anthology just makes it all the more enjoyable and watchable.

) Sweet Tooth - Two uninteresting teens tell a slasher ghost story to a little boy.

An enjoyable way to kick things off, this sets the tone perfectly with a Halloween legend coming true for a young trick or treater with gory results.

The ending doesn't pack a punch, but it's still enjoyable.

Short of that though it's utterly pointless.

It's enjoyable watching the different techniques the directors bring to the table and the acting is decent too.

The rest of the stories are borderline unwatchable.

I think Tales of Halloween pairs very well with Michael Dougherty's wonderful 2007 Trick 'r Treat in terms of slickness, visual quality, engaging cast, and beautiful photography.

As it is, the stories seem sort of dull, sort of charming, sort of funny, sort of entertaining...

not really scary in the traditional sense, but very entertaining all the same.

Must have been when I fell asleep.

This Means War- Finally some good fun with a solid premise that shouldn't be drawn out beyond 13 minutes anyway.

This film consists of 10 fast paced horror stories that are all messed up and weird in their own way.

This was a fun and enjoyable one.

This was a rather troubling and overall bland effort.

These three segments are totally unsurprising, predictable and clichéd.

Most of the stories, however, are vastly entertaining and feature original concepts, crazily eccentric protagonists, loads of morbid humor and satisfying amounts of carnage & bloodshed!

While the other short films had so far been mostly boring, confusing or underwhelming, this one was so stupid it made my blood boil.

Enjoyable Horror With Replay Value.

I watch a lot of scary movies, and i must confess that i'm often bored by them these days.

The main thing holding it down is a severe lack of information on what's going on, making the entire affair confusing overall.

This was a rather enjoyable effort which has a lot to like.

Complete waste of time!!.

'The Ransom of Rusty Rex' is also very enjoyable: directed by Ryan Schifrin (son of movie composer Lalo, who provides the score for Tales of Halloween), it follows a pair of unfortunate kidnappers whose victim turns out to be a hideous little demon whose 'father' is only too happy to be rid of.

Expecting a generic Horror Anthology film, which are usually gory, cheesy, and uninspiring, I was pleasantly surprised by this film.

A surprisingly entertaining Halloween anthology...