Couple of interesting points here the first one is the fact that critics liked it more than audience on Rotten Tomatoes, that doesn’t happen very often. Director Michael Dougherty did the cult fav, I guess I can kind of call it that Trick ‘r Treat and this is his follow up. I thought Trick ‘r Treat was interesting but a tad over rated but it was also liked by critics. The other thing to point out this is kind of an odd cast for this movie, let’s just call it random.
I say this anytime I watch or review a horror comedy, it’s the toughest sub-genre to nail, if it’s too scary then the comedy might not work and if you go too over the top for laughs you ruin the horror element. It’s all about the tone, it’s a balancing act.