Trick ‘r Treat 2 is in the outline stage

Last Updated on August 5, 2021

TRICK ‘R TREAT writer/director Michael Dougherty’s Christmas horror film KRAMPUS reaches theatres this Friday, and in a recent interview with our own Eric Walkuski, Dougherty said that he doesn’t know what his next film after KRAMPUS will be, but “ideally it will be TRICK ‘R TREAT 2“, the sequel that was officially announced more than two years ago.

There hasn’t been much progress on TRICK ‘R TREAT 2 since that announcement, as we’ve spent the last couple years clinging to hope that it will get off the ground soon, hope that Dougherty occasionally stokes with a new quote.

In a new interview with Bloody-Disgusting, Doughterty reiterates that he’s hoping he’ll be able to turn his attention to his Halloween anthology now that KRAMPUS has been completed, and gives a minor update on the sequel’s status, saying

Trick ‘r Treat 2 is a really rough outline at the moment

So it sounds like we’ll be waiting a while longer for this one. If we’re lucky, maybe it will be done in time for a release coinciding with the tenth anniversary of the October 2007 theatrical release that was initially announced for the first film, before it was delayed two years and ended up going straight to video.

If you need some fresh TRICK ‘R TREAT right away, you might want to pick up a copy of the recently released graphic novel Trick ‘r Treat: Days of the Dead.

Source: B-D

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