The Andrew Buckner/ AWordofDreams Fall 2020 Short Film Festival – Film #4: “A Tricky Treat” (2015)

By Andrew Buckner

Film #4: “A Tricky Treat” (2015)

The winner of multiple awards from film festivals across the United States, director and editor Patricia Chica’s “A Tricky Treat” is a brilliant, seamless blend of genuinely effective horror and magnificently macabre dark comedy. The quite graphic effects and makeup work is an impressive highlight throughout the three-minute and 11-second project. Moreover, the performances, script and perfectly constructed tone help make this wonderfully warped narrative a true gem for the Halloween season. It’s endlessly intriguing and efficient; wall-to-wall entertaining and delightfully bizarre.

Synopsis:

A man is kidnapped by an unusual family. Things get even worse when he realizes that two children are in control of his fate. It is, as the YouTube description for the work states, “A shocking tale of the unexpected with a twist.”

26-Second Trailer for the Film:

YouTube Link For the Film in Full:

* All films shown in this festival are used with the kind permission of the filmmakers themselves.