This past Monday in Hollywood saw Michael Dougherty, Bryan Singer, and a great deal of guests assembled for a very special viewing of Legendary Pictures' TRICK 'R TREAT. The film itself has become somewhat of a staple for a lot of people when thinking about celebrating Halloween. The big news of a sequel was announced for the future and a teaser image was revealed as a Q&A session went down after the screening of the film.
The official word:
“At Monday night’s special fan screening of the cult horror classic TRICK ‘R TREAT hosted by Legendary, the film’s iconic character, Sam, and director, Michael Dougherty, stole the show by announcing a sequel during the Q&A session. Other panel participants included two of the film’s stars Dylan Baker and Brian Cox, as well as a surprise appearance by producer Bryan Singer.”
EW had a chance to chat
with director Michael Dougherty:
On what we can expect from the main character Sam: “There’s nothing I can reveal yet. It’s still really early in the process, but I can definitely say that we’ll be exploring Sam more and maybe getting into some back story of who and what he actually is.”
On what monsters and creatures could be heading our way: “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.”
The chances of a third film: “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.”