Dougherty Talks Some More “Trick ‘r Treat”

A full decade on since its release, filmmaker Michael Dougherty’s cult horror anthology film “Trick ‘r Treat” could finally be getting a sequel after garnering such a strong following since its release.

The original followed four interconnecting stories on a single Halloween night as key characters faced the consequences of disrespecting tradition. Filmmaker Mick Garris spoke with Dougherty earlier this month on his podcast Post Mortem and the pair discussed the possibilities of a sequel. Dougherty, who recently wrapped filming of the sequel to 2014’s “Godzilla” reboot, says:

“My hope is that once [Godzilla: King of the Monsters] has been put to rest that I can dive back into [Trick ‘r Treat 2]. It’s currently the first week of October, so obviously my mind is drifting back to it. I would love to finish writing it in post-production [of Godzilla], and then I’d love to make it my next project. But we’ll see.”

Dougherty followed up his original film with another holiday-themed horror tale “Krampus” and in the same interview suggests the pair could be part of an interconnected universe:

“The films have certain common elements which I don’t know if anyone has found them all. In my mind, two ancient deities who protect these quasi-mystical qualities will probably exist within the same universe and maybe get a drink and swap stories between holidays, and in [Krampus], there are certain threads that connect them if you pay attention.”

Dougherty helped develop the story for “X-Men: Apocalypse”. He’s now in the early stages of post-production on “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” which opens early 2019.