All Hallows Eve (2013) Review

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All Hallows Eve (2013) Review

Horrorific content by Yo Adrian on October 28th, 2020 | Movie Review | Slasher, Anthology, Clown, B-Horror

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It's about a babysitter who finds an old VCR tape with three supposedly "terrifying" tales on it.

All Hallows Eve was directed by Damien Leone and stars Katie Maguire (from Terrifier), Kayla Lian (from The 9th Circle) and Mike Giannelli.

Come out and play.

All Hallows Eve Review

Back in 2008 a short film called The 9th Circle introduced the world to Art The Clown, a polarizing figure devoid of both color and speech. He's like an eerie clown mime. He only played a small role in the short film but people who saw him wanted more. So in 2011 another short film called Terrifer was made that was centered around Art The Clown. But people wanted more, so his creator managed to get him featured as the first part of the more popular anthology horror that we're talking about today: All Hallows Eve.

I personally didn't know anything about Art The Clown until I watched Terrifier, the full-length feature horror from 2017. That movie blew me away and I had to see more, not unlike all those short film fans I guess. Terrifer 2 had been announced for a 2021 release, but while researching it learned of Art's role in All Hallows Eve, so here we are. I get more Art The Clown to hold me over.

So, Art The Clown is cool, but All Hallows Eve sucks.

I'm not sure if it's low budget B-movie trash in a serious way or if it's trying to be ironic. The premise of the movie is that a kid finds an old VCR tape in his trick-or-treat bag and just happens to have an old VCR player sitting on top of his TV at home. So he pops it in and there's a short film with Art The Clown, some weird mutants, a cult and the devil himself terrorizing some random woman. The style and effects are something you'd see amateurs uploading to YouTube. 

There haven't been many movies that I had to fast-forward through to tolerate, but this was one of them. It was just so... damn... boring.

It's an anthology with 3 short stories. The first is about Art The Clown and weird mutant devil cults, the second is about a woman who gets attacked by some 1950's style Sci-Fi aliens and the third is a cheesy grindhouse style film about a woman being chased around and eventually hacked up by Art.

I watched All Hallows Eve on a 2-disc set that includes All Hallows Eve 2. Apparently it also involves a mysterious VCR tape with shitty short films on it. No way in hell am I watching that. Life's too short.

Worth Watching?

No. Just no. Do yourself a solid and just watch Terrifier.

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