Directed By: Patrick Lussier
Starring: Omar Epps, Tom Atkins, Kristina Reyes, Jamie Kennedy & Ellen Adair
Synopsis: 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. Everyone believes Trick must be dead, but when a masked killer reappears the following Halloween, and every Halloween after that, they realise the nightmare is not over.
Review: Patrick Lussier returns with a 80s styled slasher titled Trick. Director Patrick Lussier is a credible name in the industry especially where horror is involved, so going into this movie you know to expect scares, very inventive kills and a bucket load of gore.
Trick is a fun, kill-a-minute slasher. What makes this stand apart from other horror slasher movies is that there is no walking about from the killer. The killer is fast and is basically like a serial killer John Wick who doesn’t mess around.
Omar Epps leads the cast and does a stellar job, he had the same obsession with ‘Trick’ that Dr. Loomis had with Michael in the Halloween franchise. It was also nice to see Epps and Lussier re-team after the Dracula 2001.
Being set at Halloween adds to the atmosphere, who doesn’t love a horror slasher set on Halloween?
It would be quite fun to see a sequel to Trick, Lussier has set up a great story and it will be good to see it progress. Todd Farmer who is always at Lussiers side also has a co-starring role as a deputy. Tom Atkins is still ready to kick any serial killers ass that comes his way. He really should be nicknamed Tom ‘The Shotgun’ Atkins, as he always has a shotgun he isn’t afraid to use.
Overall Trick is enjoyable and it’s great to see filmmakers like Patrick Lussier still delivering the classic slasher genre to its full potential.