Oct. 5, 2012, 10:23 p.m. CST
Oct. 6, 2012, 3:09 a.m. CST
Oct. 6, 2012, 12:32 p.m. CST
by Collin Armstrong
Agreed on Swanberg and Radio Silence's segments being the strongest. The others were so bad I kind of couldn't believe it, because I generally like those filmmakers. And the wrap-around stuff was just atrocious, which is especially surprising given that Adam Wingard is IMO the most talented of the bunch. Cool to have an anthology out for Halloween - just wish it was better.
Oct. 6, 2012, 5:11 p.m. CST
by dr sauch
First and last shorts are the best. The rest of them are eh, and the framing story is ridiculous. Overhyped, but alright.
Oct. 7, 2012, 1:53 p.m. CST
The framing segments are awful... the characters are douchebags who deserve what is coming, so who really cares about their story... the story in the set up bits is ridiculous. This was the best they could do? The individual stories, and MOST of the movie, have WAY too much shaky cam, to the point where someone must have been just jumping up and down, cutting flips on a trampoline... it was ludicrous. The first story had some asswipe characters but the girl was extremely creepy... that was one scary bitch. The middle stories range from interesting ( the Skype story ) to ridiculous ( the glitch monster in the woods ). The wrap up haunted house story was indeed the best of the bunch.
Oct. 7, 2012, 3:26 p.m. CST
I thought David Bruckner's contribution was the best part of the movie... While I can respect Capone feeling that it was predictable, the execution of the story was both jaw droppingly brutal and scary as all hell.