Sometimes when I get bored, I type older horror movies into the Rotten Tomatoes ‘search box’ and see what the Tomatometer is. And since it’s that time of the year for Halloween-themed horror movies, I figured I would type in a movie that is synonymous with Halloween: Trick Or Treat. Now I know that some of you newbies to the horror world might think I meant the fantastic anthology horror movie that came out in 2007 (with a slightly different name), but I am talking about the heavy metal horror awesomeness that came out in 1986!
So what would you guess that the Tomatometer is for Trick Or Treat? 10%? 40%? Hmmmmmm……try 71%! Granted that’s only out of 7 reviews (5 fresh and 2 rotten), but impressive nonetheless considering the type of horror movie that Trick Or Treat is. The storyline: Ridiculous. The soundtrack: Straight 80’s metal goodness. But in a time when the 80’s were churning out a lot of cheesy horror movies, it’s nice to see this one get some love on Rotten Tomatoes. As one reviewer put it – “Yes, it’s trash, but it’s special trash to me.” Couldn’t have said better myself random reviewer!
So the next time you’re thinking of a cheesy old school horror movie, and you want to see if any reviewers gave it any love – look it up on Rotten Tomatoes and you may be surprised! Jesus – this whole post sounded like I just jerked off Rotten Tomatoes and gave them a bunch of free publicity. They could have at least bought me dinner first.
Thank god for Rotten Tomatoes. If you’re not familiar with that website, then you must think that I have strange addiction to smelly, disintegrating vegetables. Oops, I’m sorry. I mean fruit. Or vegetable. The debate will rage on. Anyway, thanks to RottenTomatoes.Comfor tipping me off to a little British horror flick called, In Fear.
Making festival rounds in 2013, In Fear is at an impressive 100% on Rotten Tomatoes and seems to be a home invasion type movie, substituting a car for the home. Naturally, I love the poster because it stands out and who wouldn’t love a 100% positive review rating……but what really sold me was the trailer. So before you leave this post, do yourself a favor and click below and hopefully you’ll be anticipating this one as much as me. In Fear is scheduled to hit limited theaters (and most likely VOD) on March 7th.