Friday, October 01, 2021

TRICK OR TREAT (2020) starring Craig Kelly, Dean Lennox Kelly

“Middle age can be murder.”

Not to be confused with any of the many films with a similar name, this TRICK OR TREAT is deceptively packaged as a Halloween/horror flick for those of us who can’t be bothered to read the box (like me!), but is actually a Brit gangster flick with a twist – or five.

Greg (Craig Kelly) is a reformed but bored party boy and former low-level mob flunky who has finally settled down with a wife and kid. So when his estranged brother Dan (played by Craig's real-life brother Dean) shows up on Halloween night – which just happens to be Greg’s birthday – after a drunk driving accident that resulted in death, well it’s up to Greg to set things right.

Unfortunately, Dan’s victim was the son of a psychotic mob boss and when his brother disappears, Greg is presented with a tough choice: deliver his brother or the mob boss’s son by 2 AM or Greg gets to choose whether the mob boss offs his wife or baby.

From there the hunt is on as Greg searches for his brother all while unveiling clues that maybe he shouldn’t be trusting any of the people closest to him.

Definitely not a flick for everyone, but TRICK OR TREAT will certainly keep you guessing. – Dan Taylor

Dan Taylor is the editor/publisher of Exploitation Retrospect and the soon-to-be revived The Hungover Gourmet.

TRICK OR TREAT is available for rent or purchase via Amazon Prime Video or look for it at your local Dollar Tree.

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