That’s right boils ‘n ghouls. Perhaps one of the greatest Halloween Horror films to come our way in decades, TRICK ‘r TREAT is finally getting a sequel. While I think the film is one of those masterpieces that doesn’t necessarily need a sequel, with the right people involved, I think we, the fans, may very well have another masterpiece on our hands!
[Recently, at the] Egyptian Theater in Los Angeles, there was a special screening of Trick ‘r Treat for Beyond Fest. This screening was also live streamed and featured a Q&A with Bryan Singer and stars of the film. It was during the Q&A that the subject of “Trick ‘r Treat 2? was brought up. Michael Dougherty, the film’s director, said it was out of his hands. That’s when a representative from Legendary Pictures stood up and shouted “Let’s make a sequel!” and then the screen behind the Q&A participants lit up with the Trick ‘r Treat 2 logo. It was also revealed that Dougherty would be directing the new film.
Below is the short, animated film from Michael Dougherty. It was something of a short first draft for his absolute masterpiece Trick ‘r Treat. Coming soon will be an in-depth review (I’m not entirely certain I did one…but even if I did, you’ll get another one, because it’s THE HALLOWEEN MOVIE!) of Trick ‘r Treat, so stay tuned!
A new trailer for Michael Dougherty’s upcoming anthology of good ‘ol Halloween carnage, TRICK ‘R TREAT has hit the web courtesy of Fangoria. The DVD and BLU-RAY are set for release on October 6th, 2009 after quite a long delay thanks to Warner Bros. (nearly 3 years). Check out the trailer below:
Trick ‘r Treat is set on Halloween night with 4 terrifying tales of the supernatural interwoven throughout. This synopsis from Fango:
A high school principal (DYLAN BAKER) moonlights as a vicious serial killer; the quest of a young virgin (ANNA PAQUIN) for that special someone takes a gruesome turn; a group of teens carries out a cruel prank with disastrous consequences; and a cantankerous old man (BRIAN COX) battles a mischievous trick-or-treating demon.
Ok, so TRICK ‘r TREAT, one of the most anticipated films EVER here at the BackwoodsHorror shack has an official, set-in-stone release date of OCTOBER 6th. I’m crazy fucking excited for this one and I can’t wait to review it! Check out the trailer before and keep checking back with BackwoodsHorror.com as a new trailer will be hitting the intarwebz soon! Weeeeeeeeeeeeee!
Ever since I first saw the trailer for Michael Dougherty’s Trick ‘r Treat(see it in all its horror anthology glory below), I’ve been waiting and waiting for it to come out in theaters. Unfortunately, earlier this year, Warner Brothers dropped the film from its 2008 release schedule (after it had already been dropped from its October 2007 release date). Well, our friends down in Aussie town at Moviehole.net had a little chat with Mr. Dougherty and came back with the following quote: “The struggle continues. There’s interest from another distributor so negotiations have begun. Keep your severed fingers crossed!” Hot Damn! Here’s hoping we’ll finally get to see something. I mean, I’d prefer seeing it in a theater, but even if I have to watch it on dvd only, that’s still better than nothing.
For those of you not in the know, Trick ‘r Treat, according to Wikipedia, follows the following plotline:
“It is said that Halloween is the night when the dead rise to walk among us, and other unspeakable things roam free. The rituals of All Hallows Eve were devised to protect us from their evil mischief, and one small town is about to be taught a terrifying lesson that some traditions are best not forgotten.
Nothing is what it seems when a suburban couple learns the dangers of blowing out a Jack-o-Lantern before midnight, a terrifying principal with a serial killer attitude teaches one neighbor the true meaning of Halloween, Laurie (played by the always luscious Anna Paquin), a young woman dressed as little red riding hood, is stalked by a mysterious hooded figure at a local Halloween Festival; a group of pranksters goes too far and discovers the horrifying truth buried in a local urban legend of a school bus massacre; and a cantankerous old hermit is visited by a strange trick-or-treater with a few bones to pick.
Costumes and candy, ghouls and goblins, monsters and mayhem…the tricks and treats of Halloween turn deadly as strange creatures of every variety—human and otherwise—try to survive the scariest night of the year.”