When Trick ‘r Treat director Michael Dougherty took on the movie Krampus (set for release in December), fans of the pumpkin-headed Sam felt that the window for a TrT sequel was closing. Lucky for us, that's not the case!
Here's what Dougherty said in an interview with IGN:
“It’s going to happen. It’s just, the tricky thing is, as we were announcing Trick ‘r Treat 2, I was finishing the screenplay for Krampus. It was just too tempting to not do Krampus. If we didn’t do it, someone else was going to.”
But Michael, why the wait? Why the torture?!
“I want to get it right. I don’t want to rush it. But we do have a comic book that’s coming out this October, which sort of acts like, I hate to use the world prequel, but it expands the universe a little bit, in that we sort of explore the long history of Halloween, before the first film. It’s four different stories – one is set in ancient Ireland, one is 1950s Los Angeles, there’s one in the 1800s in the Old West and one is contemporary suburbia, traditional Halloween. In the stories we sort of explore how Halloween was shaped and guided by Sam.”
Fair enough, but what can we expect from the next one?
“The skeleton of the sequel is there, and right now it’s really four different stories – with the exception of Sam, who serves as that intertwining link. I do think it’s important that if you’re new to Trick ‘r Treat that you can sit down and watch it without the baggage of the first one. But that’s not to say that we won’t have some threads that tie everything together or maybe some characters from the other film might pop up in some fashion. Maybe some characters from Krampus might show up, who knows.”
I don't know about you, but I'm stoked to see both Krampus and Trick 'r Treat 2! Let us know what you think in the comment section!