Michael Dougherty talks Trick ‘r Treat 2 and what we can expect for the sequel to Trick ‘r Treat (2007). I personally have Trick ‘r Treat as a Halloween tradition to watch on Halloween night. The perfect example of everything a Halloween horror anthology should be. Michael Dougherty said that we can expect more of the same structure as the first film, but it digs deeper behind the “curtain.” Legendary Pictures announced that they were officially moving forward with the Trick ‘r Treat sequel two years ago. Trick ‘r Treat 2 is currently in development and should go into production soon. Michael Dougherty is currently promoting Krampus (2015), so we have a little wait.
Michael Dougherty said:
I feel like the first film really just scratched the surface in terms of exploring what really goes on in the shadows of Halloween, and it was, for me, the first film is really just introducing audiences to the notion that, yes, strange creepy magical things do happen on Halloween and here’s a peek behind the curtain, and so, with the next film, we do want to peek behind the curtain more into asking why.
I think the book is very different in terms of the structure. Like you pointed out, the book hops around between time periods, but that’s just so we could really fill in a little bit of backstory about how far back things go. The next film will be closer to the first film in terms of its structure and setting.