Rejoice! It was recently announced by director Michael Dougherty that there will be a follow up sequel to 2007’s excellent horror anthology, Trick ‘r Treat. Only problem is that it won’t be coming out until 2018. Kidding! That’s a joke based on the fact that the original was delayed for so long and sat on a dusty shelf for no reason. Bottom line: I can’t wait for Trick ‘r Treat 2!
Being that Michael Myers doesn’t look to be hitting any movie screens in the foreseeable future, we need our Halloween fix and Trick ‘r Treat 2 is exactly what I need in my veins. Drug references are fun. The original blew me away and it’s become a staple viewing in the Dirty Horror household every October 31st. And based on the fact that there were literally no horror movies out in theaters this year for Halloween (sorry, Carrie doesn’t even count in my book), they need to release the sequel during Halloween next year and IN THEATERS! Yes, one of the biggest crimes that befell Trick ‘r Treat was that it didn’t make it into theaters.
Now the studio can right a wrong this time and get this sucker into theaters and actually support a movie that celebrates Halloween. Question is, what themes will be around this time? Well, director Michael Dougherty just announced that he hopes to deal with the topic of witches this time out. Fair enough. But maybe some other Halloween traditions can get some shine in the sequel too. How about bobbing for apples? Smelly feet? Poisonous candy corn? Whatever the focus is, we know that little Sam will be intertwined throughout to tie the stories together. Love that little nasty guy.
I just pray that this sequel doesn’t lag in the preliminary stages. We need Trick ‘r Treat 2 by next Halloween! Until then, we’ll settle for the original and if we get really desperate, we’ll watch Busta Rhymes karate kick Michael Myers for some Halloween time enjoyment.