Why A Horror Cult Classic Took 15 Years To Move Forward With A Sequel

Summary SCREENRANT VIDEO OF THE DAY SCROLL TO CONTINUE WITH CONTENT Trick ‘r Treat director explains why the development of Trick ‘r Treat 2 has taken so long. Directed by Michael Dougherty, Trick ‘r Treat is a 2007 comedy-horror film featuring five interwoven Halloween stories. Trick ‘r Treat stars Anna Paquin, Brian Cox, Dylan Baker, Rochelle Aytes, and Quinn Lord.

Now, Dougherty reveals why Trick ‘r Treat 2 took so long to develop. Speaking with Collider, the director detailed the pressure he puts on himself to make a quality sequel: “I want it to be as good if not better than the original.” In setting this standard, Dougherty commented that “good things take time.” Check out the full quote from Dougherty below:

I mean, I love all of our favorite horror franchise characters as much as any of us, but not all of them are great. And I know we’ve grown to love even the lesser chapters of our favorite horror series. There’s always a cheese value to them, but if I’m gonna do a sequel, I want it to be as good if not better than the original, and good things take time. headtopics.com

What Is The Status of Trick ‘r Treat 2? Told as multiple intercut short stories, Trick ‘r Treat is far from a conventional horror film. Trick ‘r Treat was a direct-to-DVD release, but nonetheless, the film gained a cult following over time. This following led to the hope for a sequel to as Trick ‘r Treat 2 was originally announced back in 2009.Despite being announced two years after the original release, progress on Trick ‘r Treat 2 was slow.

While the announcement of the script has not come with a release date, this increase in Trick ‘r Treat 2 updates is nonetheless hopeful for the film. Trick ‘r Treat 2 will not feature members of the 2007 Trick ‘r Treat cast. While this may be disappointing to viewers of the original movie, Trick ‘r Treat’s anthology format makes it such that the story can go in virtually any direction with multitudinous character possibilities. headtopics.com

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