August 26, 2016

Michael Dougherty Talks About the Status of Trick 'r Treat 2!

We've been waiting for a sequel to Trick 'r Treat for years now, and we know one is on the way, eventually, but writer/director Michael Dougherty has been pretty quiet on the subject of late... that is until he had this to say in a recent interview:

"I’m going to speak carefully about that [Laughs], because the moment I utter a word about the sequel, everybody starts salivating. It is very much my intention to make the sequel. Legendary is very committed to making the movie. Creatively, it’s in process. When it actually happens, I don’t know. But, hopefully, stuff like this — the digital decorations, the comic books, the merchandise, and what have you — will tide people over and I can finally get around to making it. Nothing would make me happier than returning to that universe. Like, I miss Sam. When we were shooting these vignettes, I was getting a little bit emotional because I would love nothing more than to hang out with Sam again for a year or two, bringing him back to the big screen.

I think it’d be great to make it a trilogy, at least. So fingers crossed. For me, I think every film should explore a different aspect of Halloween. I felt like the first film was the very traditional, suburban Halloween that we all have some memory of. But as I’ve grown up over the years, I’ve lived everywhere from Columbus, Ohio to New York to L.A., and I find that the holiday is very different depending on where you live. Or even time periods. I don’t see why we should be limited to just present day stories. Halloween is an amazing holiday because it evolves depending on where you live and the time period."

So he's taking his time with the sequel, but it might just be the 2nd installment in a trilogy?

Take your time, Mike. Take your time. We'll happily wait.

For now, you can take a look at this video which shows off some pretty cool Sam-inspired Halloween decorations that are coming our way this year.

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