Horror Comedy, 2015, 3:07 min, Color, Dolby SR 5.1
A man is kidnapped by a very strange family, and his fate is held in the hands of two kids. 'A Tricky Treat' presents a shocking tale of the unexpected with a twist.
AWARDS & NOMINATIONS:
Winner of the Best Short (Macabre Faire Film Festival, New York, USA)
Winner of the Best Director (Macabre Faire Film Festival, New York, USA)
Winner of the Best Editor (Patricia Chica) (Macabre Faire Film Festival, New York, USA)
Winner of the Best SPFX (Macabre Faire Film Festival, New York, USA)
Winner of Skin Crawler Award (Halloween Horror Film Festival - Los Angeles, CA, USA)
Winner of Best Micro Short (RIP Horror International Film Festival - Hollywood, CA, USA)
Winner of Bloody Doll Award given to a female director for Outstanding contribution in entertainment
(RIP Horror International Film Festival - Hollywood, CA, USA)
Winner of Macabreite Award for Best Editing of 2015 (Macabre Faire Film Festival - New York, NY, USA)
Winner of a Special Jury Mention (Oaxaca FilmFest - Oaxaca, Mexico)
Winner of Best Horror Shorts of 2015 (Anything Horror Blog - USA)
Winner of Top 25 Best Shorts of the Year 2015 (The Horror Happens Radio Show - New Jersey, NJ, USA)
Mentionned as “halloween Treats – Ten Frightful Films For Halloween” (The Movie Guys Website, USA)
Finalist for the Best Horror Comedy (DragonCon - Atlanta, GA, USA)
Directed and Edited by Patricia Chica
Written by Kamal John Iskander
Produced by Patricia Chica, Grace Santos, Byron A. Martin
Special FX Supervisor: Danny McCarthy
Director of photography: Imad Rhayem
Visual FX Supervisor: Henry Lipatov & Anton Golovchenko
Production Design: Gabrielle Giraud
Poster & Graphics: Camille Fadl
Leonard Waldner (the victim)
Steve Brewster (the dad)
Andrea Fletcher (the mom)
Keira McCarthy (the daughter)
Marco Reilly (the son)
"The most deliciously vile of the blood bath comes from Patricia Chica".
THE INDEPENDENT CRITIC said:
"Welcome to the world of A Tricky Treat, an immensely satisfying three-minute short centered around one ill-fated man (Leonard Waldner) who not so willingly encounters a family who invites him into their ghoulishly sentimental Halloween tradition."
THE MOVIE GUYS said:
"A nasty little ditty that tends to shock, horrify, and make some even gag, but eventually ends on a creepy, funny note."
FILM CLASSICS VIRGIN said:
"Gorey, disturbing, and the payoff is perfect!"
STARBURST MAGAZINE said:
"A Tricky Treat subverts suburbia better in three minutes than any hackneyed Tim Burton feature."
HORROR MOVIES UNCUT said:
"A dainty little treat"
HORROR CABIN said:
"It does more in the short time given it than some movies do in 90 minutes. It’s visceral, bloody, creepy and has a certain delicious ending that just freaked me out!"
ALL THINGS HORROR said:
"It's a fun watch, definitely not safe for work... a bloody reversal of a revered Halloween tradition you should avoid eating anything while watching lest you regurgitate it."
JENNIFER BODIES (Scotland) said:
ZOMBIE PRANK said:
"A fun, lighthearted and heavily-gored short...The gore is phenomenal and considering the short is only two minutes long this might have the highest ratio of gore to run time I’ve ever seen... And you’re gonna love the TWILIGHT ZONE-esque ending!!"
THE LENA GHIO PARADOX said:
"You will never see Halloween the same again!"