3 Dead Trick or Treaters. 5 stories of grisly Halloween traditions.
We’re always on the lookout for new horror anthologies to sink our teeth into, and director Torin Langen is soon serving up his own in the form of Halloween-themed 3 Dead Trick or Treaters. After 4 years in production, Langen just completed the anthology film, described as a Halloween folk-chiller told entirely without dialogue.
The film’s fragmented narrative chronicles 5 individual tales of Halloween horror, all with a strong emphasis on atmosphere and visual storytelling. As Langen explained to us, “3 Dead Trick or Treaters is a fusion of mood-driven experimental filmmaking and kitsch Halloween imagery. In whole, the project is an expression of isolation and the anxiety that comes with it; characters struggling with morality under horrifying circumstances. This is merged with a love for dime store monster masks, silent storytelling and underground music.”
In the film, hitting the festival scene this summer…
After stumbling upon the graves of three murdered trick or treaters, a small town paperboy discovers a series of handwritten horror stories tacked to the children’s headstones. Penned by a deranged pulp author driven mad by his craft, the stories chronicle grisly tales of Halloween rites, rituals and traditions. Absent of dialogue and heavy on atmosphere, 3 Dead Trick or Treaters is a horror anthology unlike any you’ve seen before.
Check out the clip and poster below, along with the film’s trailer.