The Terror of Hallow’s Eve (2017)
Written By: DMG
Edited By: Grave Reviews Staff
Director: Todd Tucker
Producer: Todd Tucker, Ronald L. Halyas, et. al.
Screenwriter: Zack Ward
Date Released: August 28, 2017
Caleb Thomas as Tim
Sarah Lancaster as Linda
Doug Jones as Scarecrow
Annie Read as April
Christian Kane as Bobby
JT Neal as Brian
Rating = 1.5/5 Graves
***May contain some spoilers***
Timothy, a 15-year-old, talented, teenager who is obsessed with Halloween is bullied and beat up by three kids. On his way home, he sees a pumpkin on the floor and takes it home. Upset at what happened, he carves the pumpkin in anger and wishes to scare the kids to death. Soon thereafter, Timothy‘s wish becomes a reality and the three kids fall victim to nightmarish environments. But when a young girl accompanies the three kids, she too is subject to these hellish visions. As things start to get out of control, Timothy must try to stop further people from getting hurt.
The Gore Factor
The costume work of the antagonist, the trickster, was well done. However, the tone that the trickster gave off felt more fantasy-based than horror. There were some blood and gore scenes in this film, but none of which were particularly impressionable.
The Grave Review
The main story line in the film was straightforward but lacked much substance. Tim is beaten up by these three boys without much provocation or backstory. Although it is not impossible such incidents could happen, there seemed to be no reason for this to happen. As such, the story felt forced and unrealistic. In addition, Timothy had history with his father who had left him and his mother. At no time, did the film take the time to explain what clearly would have been significant to the story. Overall, the story line of The Terror of Hallow’s Eve (2017) was not well written nor was it executed to its fullest potential.
Furthermore, the acting is sub par and then dialogue feels unnatural. As such, the film is not something that you should go on your way to watch but perhaps a film to see if you have nothing better to do.
For the foregoing reasons, Grave Reviews gives The Terror of Hallow’s Eve (2017), one and one-half graves out of five graves.
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