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Michael Dougherty Talks Potential ‘Trick ‘r Treat’ Sequel!

Back in 2006 (republished in 2008) we brought you the first ever review of Michael Dougherty’s awesome horror anthology Trick ‘r Treat, which eventually was put directly to home video as Warner Bros. failed to get behind it. Since then, the film starring Anna Paquin, Brian Cox, Dylan Baker and Leslie Bibb has become a cult classic. It kills it every Halloween, and has become an annual treat for horror fans.

Whether or not Warners or Legendary Pictures will openly admit it, Trick ‘r Treat is a monster success, and should be a franchise. But that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re not open to the idea. Nor does it mean that Dougherty has strong desires to make one.

It was reported out of the New York Comic-Con this past weekend that Dougherty wad trying to convince Legendary to allow him to make a sequel. We checked in with the artist/screenwriter-turned-director to see what he had in store for Sam and co.

We called Dougherty to see if we could get an official statement regarding a potential Trick ‘r Treat sequel and learned exclusively that, unfortunately, there’s no active development nor an attempt at a pitch. But that doesn’t mean it’s not out of the cards.

It would be great to do, maybe some day well get to it,” Dougherty tells us. “Every year I think about it a little more, obviously.

I hear you [fans]. I want to [do it eventually]. I’m seriously kicking it around,” he adds.

If fans really want a sequel, they should descend on the movie’s official Facebook page and make their voices heard.

And residents living in Chicago, Miami, Atlanta, and Salt Lake City should support their local Trick ‘r Treat screenings popping up over the next two weeks.

And there’s also the Fearnet 24 Hour Trick ‘r Treat Marathon forthcoming.

The more fans continue to support and spread the movie, the more likely it is that Sam will rise from the pumpkin patch once more,” Dougherty urges.

In the film, four interwoven stories that occur on Halloween: An everyday high school principal has a secret life as a serial killer; a college virgin might have just met the one guy for her; a group of teenagers pull a mean prank; a woman who loathes the night has to contend with her holiday-obsessed husband.



  • Chris-Grap

    Trick ‘r Treat is playing in Minneapolis at Theatres at Mall of America on Halloween at 7:25P. No need to mess around with that Tugg business. Tickets are $5. I love this movie and can’t wait to see it on a big screen, hopefully with a lot of fans.

    • A-Devils-Reject

      Is that playing only halloween night?

      • Chris-Grap

        Yes, sir. I’m really excited for it!

        • A-Devils-Reject

          Damn college not letting me be home to see it! I’d love if this became a new tradition, I watch Trick ‘r Treat every year on Halloween, I’m dying to see it on the big screen. I’d shell out my 5 bucks anytime

  • djblack1313

    yes please! give us a sequel! the first movie was great!

  • K-Dogg

    Love this flick, bring it on if done right. Also, Chris-Grap, I would LOVE to see this on the big screen, maybe a double-header with Halloween. MMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Chris-Grap

      We wanted to but Halloween is exclusive to ScreenVision…didn’t work out for us. Maybe next year because we want to make this a new tradition.

  • Grime

    Trick R’ Treat was great. One of the most underrated movies of all time.

  • staindFAN

    I love Trick R’ Treat! It has become my “go to” movie every Halloween. I would kill for a sequel!

  • That_One_Guy

    I’d love to see a sequel. Trick ‘R Treat is one of the movies I watch every year around this time. I would kill to see another set of stories.

  • undertaker78

    Please make a sequel. This is probably my favorite Halloween themed movie, other than Halloween of course. Sam is adorably frightening.

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