Director – Patricia Chica
Executive Producer – Tara Kurtz
Written By – Kamal John Iskander
Starring – Leonard Waldner, Steve Brewster, Andrea Fletcher, Keira McCarthy, Marco Reilly.
Running Time – 3 Minutes
A man is kidnapped and then beheaded by the father of a family. He then has the top of his head removed and the children playfully scoop out the brains, pop out his dead eyes from their sockets and yank out his still warm tongue. But the deal breaker is the final scene which is a complete triumph.
A Tricky Treat is set on Halloween and the family commit this atrocity in the name of their own annual Halloween ‘tradition’ . Firstly the effects are top-notch with stomach turning visuals and equally bile raising sound effects. The story is packed into just THREE minutes with 1 minute of this on credits. So it is a remarkable feat that such a short film can pack such a awe-inspiring punch and look so damn polished.
A Tricky Treat does more in three minutes than many modern horror features could ever wish for. It is a playful twist on Halloween that made me laugh out loud in the final scene. As a huge fan of short filmmaking I must say that A Tricky Treat is right up there with the best. Aesthetically wonderful, a fantastic story and quite literally eye popping effects make A Tricky Treat an absolute joy.
A MUST SEE this festival season and I for one have put director Patricia Chica and executive producer Tara Kurtz on my ‘look out for in the future’ list, as they have created something very very special here.
A Tricky Treat, the new horror-comedy directed by award-winning Canadian filmmaker Patricia Chica and executive produced by Tara Kurtz will launch at the Short Film Corner of the 68th Cannes Film Festival. The director and producers will be on-hand for screenings at the festivals Film Market.
Links for more information –
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/ATrickyTreat
Website – http://patriciachica.wix.com/website
Twitter – https://twitter.com/PatriciaChica