Michael Dougherty’s Christmas themed horror, Krampus, revealed its first trailer this week, and with the film now complete, it’s time to get back to the subject of a sequel to Trick ‘R Treat.
Dougherty promised fans a sequel a few years ago, and now that Krampus is done, the highly anticipated Trick ‘R Treat 2 can begin gaining momentum again.
“It’s gonna happen,” Dougherty told IGN when asked about Trick ‘r Treat 2.
He then explained that he had to move quickly on Krampus before other directors made their versions of it (there are currently numerous Krampus films in development). Dougherty said about Krampus that “momentum picked us up and carried us off”
“Thats not to say that Trick ‘r Treat has not been simmering in the background,” he added. “I wanna get it right, I don’t wanna rush it.”
Although never released in theaters, Trick ‘r Treat, the directorial debut of Michael Dougherty that stars Dylan Baker, Anna Paquin, Leslie Bibb, and Brian Cox, became a cult classic through its release on DVD, digital platforms, and extensive play in festivals. Additionally, the film received rave reviews for its originality and ambition. The passage of time has not diminished the fan fervor for this horror classic, which continues to achieve a life of its own with each new technology but has never been seen in theaters – until now.
Dougherty’s story takes place in a small Ohio town on All Hallows’ Eve, where four interwoven tales – including a high school principal who moonlights as a vicious serial killer, a college-age virgin who’s saving herself for that special someone, a woman whose hatred of Halloween is only exceeded by her husband’s love of the mischievous holiday, and a callous group of teens who carry out an unforgivably cruel prank – deliver the kind of chills that can only occur on the darkest day of the year.