It seems that Halloween has come early this year. On the cusp of the holiday, fans of the 2007 horror anthology Trick ‘r Treat are in for a, well, treat. Michael Dougherty’s cult classic, which became a popular watch around Halloween even without the help of a major theatrical release, will get a sequel.
The announcement came at a Q&A session after a screening of Trick ‘r Treat for Beyond Fest in Hollywood. A title card for Trick ‘r Treat 2 popped up on the screen to roars from the audience. Michael Dougherty confirmed to Entertainment Weekly this morning that he will be writing and directing the sequel, which only got made because of fervent fan demand.
“I had definitely been hearing the fans asking about a sequel ever since the first film came out on DVD. Even back then, there were the first cries for ‘Give us another one.’ And I think that chorus only got louder as the film started to grow and develop its audience, to the point where it’s insane,” said Dougherty.
Dougherty said that the sequel will once again follow Sam, the fictional spirit of Halloween who punished those who insulted the holiday, and explore his backstory even more. As for which other scary monsters will make an appearance, the writer/director could not name specifics.
“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,” Dougherty said.
There is not yet confirmation on whether producer Bryan Singer will return or if any members of the original cast are back.
Perhaps the sequel’s journey to the big screen will not be as troubled as its predecessor, which was pushed back from a fall 2007 release date for so long that it never got a proper theatrical release. It instead got the straight-to-DVD treatment in 2009 and has remained a popular choice for horror fans ever since.
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