And to think, I was only bigging up Trick ‘r Treat to someone yesterday...
With Halloween nearly upon us, what better way to announce a sequel to one of best Halloween treats of recent memory. Yes, Trick ‘r Treat is getting a sequel. Writer/director Michael Dougherty confirmed the news to EW.
“It’s funny because when I first dreamt up the idea of making the first film, I thought, ‘How neat would it be if we made them a series? I’m a firm believer that October should be filled with Halloween or horror movies.”
In terms of a release, the first film was initially planned for a cinematic release in 2007, before being delayed massively and going straight-to-DVD in 2009. The apparent plan at present is that Legendary Pictures are looking to develop the sequel with a theatrical release in mind.
“I think we’ll shake it up a little bit. There are different archetypes I’d like to explore, different types of monsters. We covered werewolves, vampires, and zombies, but there’s a whole slew of different creatures out there that we haven’t tackled, and I think Sam would probably be pretty good buddies with. So I think it’s time to let them have their time in the sun.”
By Sam, Dougherty is referring to the messed up little pumpkin-outfit adorned rascal that can be seen in all of the first film’s individual tales.
It seems that Trick ‘r Treat 2 won’t be arriving until October, 2015, but this is awesome news to me. Fingers crossed that any possible sequel lives up to the standard of Dougherty’s initial movie.
And as it happens – here comes the cheap plug – you can find more details on Trick ‘r Treat in my ‘Halloween Treats: Part 2‘ feature.