Briefly: Fresh off the news of an imminent sequel, FearNet is hosting a 24 hour marathon of Michael Dougherty’s Trick ‘r Treat. The cult horror film will be screening from 6 a.m. EST on Halloween until the following morning, with all kinds of special events in between. They’ll screen the short that inspired the film, some new content filmed for the channel and the 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. screenings will have pop-up trivia. If you haven’t seen this growing Halloween classic, now is the time. [Collider]
Trick ‘r Treat was destined to become a cult classic. Screenwriter Michael Dougherty‘s feature directorial debut Trick R Treat sat on the shelf for over two years, before being dumped on DVD/Blu-ray by Warner Bros — despite earning great reviews and buzz from a handful of screenings. The horror anthology has become a staple of the halloween watching line-up of so many of my friends, but I don’t think anyone ever expected a sequel…
Announced at Monday night’s fan screening in Hollywood, Dougherty surprised the crowd by announcing a sequel during the Q&A session. No more details were announced. Header photo thanks to uhnet. After the jump you can see a better resolution look at the logo and read some quotes.
Jon Favreau, Roberto Orci, Seth Green, and Michael Dougherty Writing on Sci-Fi Drama for ABC; Favreau Also in Talks for CBS Comedy
Posted on Wednesday, October 5th, 2011 by Angie Han
Talk about a geek dream team: Iron Man director Jon Favreau, Star Trek co-writer Roberto Orci, Robot Chicken co-creator Seth Green, and Superman Returns co-writer Michael Dougherty are teaming up to write Ex-Comm, described as a “present-day presidential procedural” that’s “a cross between the paranormal suspense of The X-Files and the political intrigue of The West Wing,” for ABC. Meanwhile, Favreau is also gearing up to work on a very different type of series for CBS, about singles mingling in sunny Southern California. More details on both projects after the jump.
Posted on Friday, September 9th, 2011 by Angie Han
Now that the story of Snow White has been picked clean by three different movie projects, Hollywood’s got its sights on another fairy tale: Cinderella. Last year, Disney bought a pitch for a live-action retelling, to be directed by Mark Romanek from a script by Aline Brosh McKenna (The Devil Wears Prada).
Now we’re getting news about a competing project from Universal, one of the players in the great Snow White movie race of 2011. Ann Peacock (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe) has been tapped to write a screenplay based on the classic story, with Bruno Aveillan set to helm. Read more after the jump.
Posted on Friday, October 30th, 2009 by Peter Sciretta
It is no secret that I LOVED screenwriter Michael Dougherty‘s directorial debut Trick ‘r Treat (you can watch our video blog review here). Earlier this month Gallery 1988 released a super limited edition t-shirt, designed by Alex Pardee, depicting Sam, one of the main, and scariest, characters from the film. You might remember that we featured this limited edition t-shirt in a previous edition of cool stuff.
Gallery 1988 are now going to release Pardee’s Trick r Treat art as a 6-color 18 x 24 screenprint. Limited to only 100 copies, the prints will be on sale for only $40.00m starting Halloween, this Saturday, Oct. 31st at 12PM PST. You can order them through Gallery1988 Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Gallery1988 LA: (323) 937-7088 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Gallery1988 SF: (415) 409-1376 / email@example.com
Check out the full design after the jump.
Michael Dougherty‘s semi-anthology horror film Trick ‘r Treat has been the subject of a lot of blog talk over the past two years, and now thanks to this week’s DVD release, everyone can see it. So, of course, Dougherty is talking about the sequel. In this case, it’s one I’m very interested to hear more about. Read More »
It is no secret that I LOVED screenwriter Michael Dougherty‘s directorial debut Trick ‘r Treat (you can watch our video blog review here). The film will finally get released on Blu-ray/DVD this week, and part of the celebration includes Alex Pardee‘s “Hiding From The Normals” art show event at Gallery 1988.
To commemorate the event, Alex, Michael and Gallery1988 teamed up for a super limited edition t-shirt depicting Sam, one of the main, and scariest, characters from the film. There are only about 100 of these made, and they will be sold for $25 each. You’ll need to be at the Gallery on Tuesday night at 7pm, as they will be sure to go quick. Check out the full design after the jump.
Posted on Sunday, September 27th, 2009 by Peter Sciretta
Fuck Pointless Remakes.
Fuck Shitty Sequels.
And Fuck Rob Zombie.
(Excuse the vulgarity, as we don’t use it often on /Fim — but when it is used, it is used to effect, to express a point. A bit of a warning, I have one more coming…)
Trick r Treat is the best Halloween movie since John Carptenter’s 1978 classic. X-Men 2 screenwriter Michael Dougherty‘s feature filmmaking debut feels like a film that Steven Spielberg might have made in the 1980’s if he didn’t go all PG. It feels like the Amblin film that Orci and Kurtzman always claim they are aiming to make.
(the rest of the review and a video blog reaction, after the jump)
It still blows my mind that Mike Dougherty‘s Trick ‘r Treat is not being given a major theatrical release this October. Instead the flick, possibly the most praised horror movie of the last decade, will hit DVD on October 6th, with a few limited engagements likely placed in the bags of lucky cities. A new trailer in HD is below. It’s a nicely edited fever pitch of crisp and creepy holiday atmospherics, and avoids spoiling the five interwoven tales that make up its anthology a la the Creepshow classics and Waxwork non-classics.
Michael Dougherty (X2, Superman Returns) announced at Fangoria’s Weekend of Horrors that WildStorm Comics would be releasing a graphic novel adaptation of Trick ‘R Treat on October 7th. Dougherty tells /Film:
I grew up on old horror comics, and they were a huge inspiration for Trick ‘r Treat, so it’s been great working with DC and WildStorm to keep the anthology genre alive while also giving people a sneak peek at some of the twisted fun they’ll see in the movie.
Written by Marc Andreyko (Manhunter, Torso), featuring art by Mike Huddleston (Man-Bat, Gen 13), Grant Bond, Christopher Gugliotti (Texas Chainsaw Massacre) and Fiona Staples (North 40), and a cover designed by Breehn Burns. We have an EXCLUSIVE first look at the cover (above) and first five pages (avaialble after the jump), art by Fiona Staples.