Michael Dougherty Krampus

Legendary is getting into the holiday horror game, and Kevin Smith might be pissed. Recall, if you will, Smith’s recent discussion of his holiday horror Anti-Klaus, originally called Comes the Krampus. He explained, “the Krampus carries an empty bag for taking away the bad kids. I wanna see THAT Christmas movie. So rather than wait for it, we’ll make it instead.”

But now Legendary is also making that movie, and the company has tapped Trick ‘R Treat director Michael Dougherty to take the reins. Read More »

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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 2′ Announced

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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.

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As much as Mondo loves putting out posters for movies of all shapes and sizes, they always show favoritism towards the horror genre. So while a classic film like Blade Runner only has one poster, The Evil Dead, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and A Nightmare on Elm Street each have several. Plus, you never know when they’ll drop a poster for an awesome, random horror film like The Gate, Maniac Cop 2, Critters or Dead Alive. That makes October their holiday season.

Mondo’s latest batch of posters, available at a random time on Thursday October 20, is all that and a bag of tricks. In honor of the month of October, Phantom City Creative has made posters for Trick ‘R Treat, Sleepaway Camp and The Burning. Check them out after the jump. Read More »

This may be the most adorable gory little Frankenstein movie you’ll see this week. Mike Dougherty hasn’t had a film in theaters since the great Halloween anthology Trick ‘r Treat (which actually never got a real theatrical release — it went straight to DVD in the US) but the director makes the occasional short.

Here’s his latest little Halloween creation, made for FEARnet. The channel will show an all-day Trick ‘r Treat marathon on October 31, and this seems like a good way to reciprocate. (Plus, FEARnet probably paid him.) It’s a nice little short that will only keep you away from the real world for two minutes. Check it out below. Read More »

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trickrtreatpostbigThe /Filmcast: After Dark is a recording of what happens right after The /Filmcast is over, when the kids have gone to bed and the guys feel free to speak whatever is on their minds. In other words, it’s the leftover and disorganized ramblings, mindfarts, and brain diarrhea from The /Filmcast, all in one convenient audio file. In this episode, Dave Chen, Devindra Hardawar, and Adam Quigley chat with writer/director Mike Dougherty about the long and arduous process of making, distributing, and marketing Trick ‘r Treat. They also talk about their favorite horror movies to watch on Halloween, and share a few thoughts about X3 and Superman Returns. Trick ‘r Treat is available NOW wherever movies are sold digitally and on Blu-Ray/DVD.

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Trick r Treat

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 / gallery1988@aol.com

Gallery1988 SF: (415) 409-1376 / gallery1988sf@gmail.com

Check out the full design after the jump.

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