Written by John Squires

Ready to feel old? It’s been nearly ten years since we first met the lovable Sam in Michael Dougherty’s Halloween anthology Trick ‘r Treat, which was completed in 2007 but not released until 2009. The franchise has been kept alive over the years in the form of toys, Halloween masks, and comic books, but what about Trick ‘r Treat 2? What’s the latest on the planned sequel?

Speaking with Slash Film about a Trick ‘r Treat digital decoration being released by AtmosFX this coming Halloween season, Dougherty provided a status update on the sequel.

I’m going to speak carefully about that [Laughs], because the moment I utter a word about the sequel, everybody starts salivating,” said the writer/director. “It is very much my intention to make the sequel. Legendary is very committed to making the movie. Creatively, it’s in process. When it actually happens, I don’t know. But, hopefully, stuff like this — the digital decorations, the comic books, the merchandise, and what have you — will tide people over and I can finally get around to making it. Nothing would make me happier than returning to that universe. Like, I miss Sam. When we were shooting these vignettes, I was getting a little bit emotional because I would love nothing more than to hang out with Sam again for a year or two, bringing him back to the big screen.”

Dougherty also noted that he hopes to turn Trick ‘r Treat into a trilogy.

I think it’d be great to make it a trilogy, at least. So fingers crossed,” he told the site. “For me, I think every film should explore a different aspect of Halloween. I felt like the first film was the very traditional, suburban Halloween that we all have some memory of. But as I’ve grown up over the years, I’ve lived everywhere from Columbus, Ohio to New York to L.A., and I find that the holiday is very different depending on where you live. Or even time periods. I don’t see why we should be limited to just present day stories. Halloween is an amazing holiday because it evolves depending on where you live and the time period.”

Preview the Trick ‘r Treat digital decoration below!