Michael Dougherty’s latest film, Krampus, opened this weekend in theaters. Dougherty can now turn his attention back to completing his script for the sequel to his 2007 Halloween-themed anthology hit Trick ‘r Treat.
Dougherty had already begun working on the sequel before he took time off from the script to work on Krampus. News broke that he had plans for the film two years ago, but after a long period of silence fans began questioning if Trick ‘r Treat 2 would ever make it to theaters. Dougherty recently stated that the film already has an outline and that he has every intention of seeing the film completed, which is great news for fans. There is no release date set, but we hope to see Sam sooner, rather than later.
Dougherty had this to say about the sequel:
“I’m just really against filling in too much information about your horror icons. I always find that they get less scary the more you know about them. [We won’t be] diving too deep into Sam’s origins. They will always remain shrouded in mystery.” Dougherty continued “I feel like the first film really just scratched the surface in terms of exploring what really goes on in the shadows of Halloween. For me the first film is really just introducing audiences to the notion that, yes strange creepy magical things do happen on Halloween and here’s a peek behind the curtain, and so, with the next film, we want to peek behind the curtain more into asking why.”
Trick ‘r Treat was made of five interwoven segments set on Halloween night, each tied together by Sam, an entity in an orange onesie, with a burlap sack covering his round head. The focus of the segments include a group of young women out to have a howling good time, a teacher with a taste for murder, a woman who doesn’t follow the rules of Halloween, a group of kids out to play a mean prank, and a grumpy old man who must pay for his evil deeds, both past and present.