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The Halloween anthology Trick ‘r Treat is a staple this time of year, and can you believe it? It’s been 16 years since the original came out. Not to worry, the director of that film, Michael Dougherty said in 2022 a sequel is in the works, so let’s hope it’s finished (as well as the actor’s strike) sometime in the near future.

Trick ‘r Treat follows what appears to be a burlap mask-wearing child named Sam who has button eyes and a cross-stitched smile for a mouth. He carries with him a giant lollipop decorated like a jack-o-lantern which he uses as a weapon if need be. He also acts as the common element throughout each of the four interwoven tales, especially in the last one which is his story arc and finale. In it, he fights Mr. Kreeg (Brian Cox), a Halloween Scrooge, with a secret.

In Speaking at a Q&A at Collider’s Scary Perri’s Horror Series at Landmark Theatres, Dougherty reassured the audience that the sequel, aptly titled Trick ‘r Treat 2 is indeed happening and that our little demon Sam is going up against a proper foe, “that would give Brian Cox (Mr. Kreeg) a run for his money.” 

Brian Cox as Mr. Kreeg

Unfortunately, the sequel isn’t even close to fruition. There are still some things that need to be finalized with the studio before casting can even begin. But Dougherty assures that some of the original production designers will return from the first film and Krampus co-writers Todd Casey and Zach Shields are working on the script.

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