There’s been no word on Trick ‘r Treat 2 since a sequel to the cult hit was announced around two years ago, but, according to writer-director Michael Dougherty, it’s still happening.
“It’s gonna happen,” Dougherty assured. “The tricky thing is that as we were announcing Trick ‘r Treat 2, I was finishing the screenplay for Krampus with my co-writers. And it just was too tempting to not do Krampus.”
Trick ‘r Treat told four interwoven stories all set on Halloween. The stories included one about a high school principal leading a secret life as a serial killer, another about a college virgin who may have met her guy, and a tale about teens pulling a mean prank.
Dougherty said that while Krampus has taken the key focus recently, it doesn’t mean that a sequel to Trick ‘r Treat hasn’t been “been simmering in the background.”
“I wanna get it right, I don’t wanna rush it,” he added, before announcing that a comic book aiming to “expand the universe a little bit” is on track for release this October. Like the film, the comic will tell four different stories, exploring “the history of Halloween” before the first film. One story is set in ancient Ireland, one in 1950’s L.A., one in the 1800’s in the old west, and one in contemporary suburbia.
Dougherty’s Krampus, starring Adam Scott, Toni Collette, and David Koechner, will be released in the U.S. on December 4 and Australia on December 10.