Total Treat! “TRICK ‘R TREAT 2” is happening


Michael Dougherty’s utter gem of Halloween spirit has, over the last four years, undoubtedly found its audience. Growing steadily to annual tradition (see: FEARNet’s yearly 24-hour marathon) for fans everywhere, TRICK ‘R TREAT is something special and unlike many great things, seems to have energy to spare. Which is why it’s so thrilling that at tonight’s very special Beyond Fest screening of the film, it was announced the horror stories will continue and Sam will return to guide us through a  TRICK ‘R TREAT 2!

Delving more into the planned sequel, EW has an interview with writer/director Dougherty where he admits there’s no script yet, but he reveals, “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.”

Later, discussing the array of creatures in the first film, he adds, “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.”

You can see a replay of tonight’s Q&A below! For more, see our own talks with Dougherty and star Dylan Baker reflecting on the film

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Fangoria.com Managing Editor Samuel Zimmerman has been at FANGORIA since 2009, where fresh out of the Purchase College Cinema Studies program, he began as an editorial assistant. Since, he’s honed both his writing and karaoke skills and been trusted with the responsibility of jury duty at Austin’s incredible Fantastic Fest. Zimmerman lives in and hails from The Bronx, New York where his pants are too tight and he’ll watch anything with witches.

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