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Mike Dougherty gives an update on Trick 'r Treat 2!

08.26.2016by: Brennan Klein
Trick r Treat 2 MIchael Dougherty

Sam is back this Halloween! Well, at least for a couple minutes. TRICK 'R TREAT director Michael Dougherty and Atmos FX's  Pete Reichert are working together on "Halloween decorations," a set of little vignettes that depict his beloved character Sam punishing Halloween dissidents.

However, while being interviewed by Slashfilm, the director did have something to say about the progress of his highly anticipated sequel TRICK 'R TREAT 2, which was in the rough outline stage as of December 2015:

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.

Obviously, the production hasn't come too much further, but we might be getting a trilogy! Dougherty has proven time and time again in interviews that he's obsessed with the lore and mythology behind Halloween, so the fact that he's working on exploring that in different contexts is certainly exciting. The man knows what he's doing. We'll just have to give him time to plan his next step, as frustrating as it is.

Check out a behind-the-scenes peek at Dougherty's Halloween vignettes below!

Extra Tidbit: What do you hope the TRICK 'R TREAT sequel explores?
Source: Slashfilm

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