A Tricky Treat (2015) Short Film Review

A TRICKY TREAT logoA Tricky Treat (2015) Short Film Review

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 Still Leonard Waldner 01A 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

IMDB – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4278908/

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About Andy Deen

A horror fan for as far back as I can remember . The first things that scared me were Doctor Who and the BBC ghost stories . As an early teen the video revolution came along and with it the Video Nasty campaign , and through all that I immersed myself in all things nasty. I love Slashers, Haunted House Stories and Devil Worshipping/Panic Films . I watch too much horror , listen to loud Heavy Metal and enjoy the odd tattoo \m/\m/