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 59 found boring (23.72%)

One-line Reviews (61)

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.

This was a fun and enjoyable one.

These three segments are totally unsurprising, predictable and clichéd.

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

What a waste of my time.

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.

A Few Duds, But Overall Enjoyable .

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

This was a rather troubling and overall bland effort.

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

Enjoyable Horror With Replay Value.

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

A surprisingly entertaining Halloween anthology...

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Ten Entertaining Tales of Halloween .

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.

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.

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

'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.

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!

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

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

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

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.

Short of that though it's utterly pointless.

Complete waste of time!!.

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

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.

don't waste your time.

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

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

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

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

Entertaining for the most part .

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

Must have been when I fell asleep.

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

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.

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

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

Enjoyable, amusing, somewhat gross.

Seriously don't waste your time.

All of the Tales are profoundly entertaining and slick.

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

Simple premise, reliable narrative, engaging ending.

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.

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

A problematic but still thrilling anthology .

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

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!

The rest of the stories are borderline unwatchable.

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

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


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.