Trick ‘r Treat 2 May Be Michael Dougherty’s Next Project

While some of you out there may be sitting down with a collected edition of H.P. Lovecraft’s more notable works this Halloween, those who also enjoy the cinematic side of things may indulge themselves with anthologies of a different sort. Sure, we may flock to standards such as Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street on an annual basis, but you have to admit that flicks such as Tales from the Darkside and V/H/S bring something different to the table.

On that note, it stands to reason that the 2007 cult classic that was Trick ‘r Treat may also be on your viewing list this October. Granted, it’s been a while since I’ve last watched it myself, but I fondly remember how well Michael Dougherty spun those bite-sized stories which actually ended up tying together. Really, it’s no wonder why horror junkies have long been clamoring for a sequel.

Believe it or not, a followup was announced as far back as 2013, with poor Sam languishing in developmental hell ever since. In the time separating us from the original, Dougherty has gone on to helm Krampus, among other things, though status reports have been made along the way.

But now that he’s wrapped filming on Godzilla: King of the Monsters, it sounds like the writer/director is about ready to revisit his brainchild. As it turns out, he said just as much when speaking with Mick Garris on Post Mortem:

“My hope is that once Godzilla has been put to rest that I can dive back into [Trick ‘r Treat 2]. I would love to finish writing it in post-production [of Godzilla] and then I’d love to make it my next project. But we’ll see.”

Okay, that “but we’ll see” bit does provide cause for concern, but you have to admit that an endeavor such as Trick ‘r Treat 2 will need to be intricately plotted, thus it’ll take some time getting off the ground. Still, we hope that Dougherty doesn’t drag his feet for much longer and delivers the goods sooner rather than later.