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2008 saw the release of writer/director Michael Dougherty's Halloween anthology TRICK 'R TREAT. The film took elements from our favorite holiday and did the Horror world justice with a solid effort. Centering around a character named Sam, the movie told different stories all based around Halloween Terror.
A sequel was announced way back in 2013 and since then there hasn't been too much of an update on TRICK 'R TREAT 2.
Sam is back for now, in the form of digital Halloween decorations, a set of vignettes that depict the character of Sam punishing those that deserve it. Atmos FX's Pete Reichert and Dougherty have been collaborating on this together. See video down below.
Slashfilm recently interviewed Dougherty to which he provided a much needed update on the TRICK 'R TREAT sequel saying:
"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."
It looks as if we will have to continue waiting patiently to see Sam once again on the big screen. At least the film is still in the cards, and the possibility of a trilogy is on the table.
Here is the Behind the Scenes video of the TRICK 'R TREAT Digital Decoration.
We will continue to keep you updated on TRICK 'R TREAT 2 as we hear it.