Zombies are the middle children of the otherworldly family. Vampires are the oldest brother who gets to have a room in the attic, all tripped out with a disco ball and shag carpet. Werewolves are the youngest, the babies, always getting pinched and told they're cute. With all that attention stolen away from the middle child zombie, no wonder she shuffles off grumbling, "Marsha, Marsha, Marsha."

- Kevin James Breaux

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Book Review: TRICK ‘R TREAT: TALES OF MAYHEM, MYSTERY & MISCHIEF Written by John Griffin

The independent film Trick ‘R Treat (2007) was released straight to DVD/BD/Digital without much fanfare despite being a huge success at film festivals.  When audiences finally got to see the film it became an instant cult classic.  Most of the awareness from the film came from the short film that inspired the feature film and the book Trick ‘R Treat: Tales of Mayhem, Mystery & Mischief written by John Griffin.  The book was unleased upon the public the same year the film was supposed to be but the release of the film was delayed by almost a year but audiences were still able to experience the film through this book. 

Griffin has crafted a love letter for the film which gives a detailed analysis of the making of the film as well as the history of the Halloween tradition.  This is done through artwork and production stills from the film but also through the many pieces of the art embedded within the book from post cards, a mini comic, a costume sketch book, stickers, pumpkin cut outs, a Sam face mask and even a poster, to name just a few of the great items that come with the book.

This is a treasure trove of great items that will enhance anyone’s enjoyment of the film and a great book that explains the mechanics of how the film was made.

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