Here’s some timely news, what with Halloween just around the corner. Speaking at a special screening of the cult anthology horror Trick ‘r Treat in Los Angeles last night, writer-director Michael Dougherty, prodcuer Bryan Singer and Legendary Pictures’ chief Thomas Tull announced that a follow-up is in the works.
“I think we’ll shake it up a little bit,” Dougherty told Entertainment Weekly when asked what kind of monsters we can expect in the sequel. “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.”
Dougherty also expressed his interest in expanding the franchise beyond Trick ‘r Treat 2: “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.”
Considering the popularity of absolutely dreadful anthology horrors such as V/H/S, V/H/S/2 and The ABCs of Death, I’m sure Trick ‘r Treat 2 will be welcomed with open arms by genre fans.