It’s time to suit up, Harry and Lloyd-style.
Two new posters for Dumb and Dumber To have been unveiled, and the statement is simple: orange and blue tuxedos never go out of fashion.
Michael Dougherty’s Trick ‘r Treat was the little horror film that could. Telling the story of Sam, the unofficial mascot of Halloween who punished anyone who dared to diss the holiday, Trick ‘r Treat was originally scheduled for a theatrical release in 2007. But after much confusion, the film was given a straight-to-DVD release in 2009. Four years later, the film has attracted a cult following, all of whom are dying to find out what’s next for Sam. The good news? There’s finally a sequel in the works.
After tonight’s screening of the film, which closed out Beyond Fest 2013 at L.A.’s Egyptian Theater, Dougherty announced that Trick ‘r Treat 2 will be coming your way soon enough. With Legendary Pictures behind the film, Trick ‘r Treat 2 hopes to make its way to theaters, unlike its predecessor. We caught up with Dougherty, who will be writing and directing the sequel, to talk about Sam’s return:
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This month, Drafthouse Films is releasing a desperately obscure but engagingly nuts 1987 martial arts film called Miami Connection in the hope of turning this slice of chop-socky mayhem into a midnight movie-style cult success. In the magazine we recently ran a story on the twisted history and revival of the movie, which was financed by, produced by, codirected by, cowritten by, and starred a Florida-based tae kwon do guru named Grandmaster Y.K. Kim (and we’ll be posting a longer version of the article later in the week). But mere words cannot fully convey the lunatic nature of this film, even when those words include “amateurishly acted,” “awkwardly scripted,” “hopelessly bad,” and “Every single person said, ‘Hey, Y.K. Kim, this is trash.’”