Without a doubt, Michael Dougherty’s cult film TRICK ‘R TREAT is one of the greatest Halloween films of all time. There have been talks of a sequel for years, which has yet to manifest. In some ways, what is in this comic collection, can be thought of as a sequel…of sorts.
From the deliciously dark imagination of Trick ‘r Treat creator Michael Dougherty (writer/director of the upcoming Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the horror hit Krampus, and the screenwriter of X-Men 2 and Superman Returns), comes the definitive Trick ‘r Treat comic book collection in celebration of the 10th anniversary of this beloved horror saga. For the first time, Legendary Comics brings fans the full compendium of twisted Halloween tales, brought to life by a top-notch team of creators including writers Zach Shields (Godzilla: KOTM, Krampus) and Todd Casey (Krampus), Eisner Award-winning writer Marc Andreyko (Batwoman), Eisner Award-winning artist Fiona Staples (SAGA), ZID (Skull Island: Birth of Kong; Lost in Space: Countdown To Danger), Stuart Sayger (Bram Stoker’s Death Ship), Stephen Byrne (Green Arrow), Grant Bond (Supernatural), Mike Huddleston (Man Bat), and Christopher Gugliotti (Texas Chainsaw Massacre).
Trick ‘r Treat, the graphic novel adaptation of the film, reveals 4 evocatively illustrated tales of horror interwoven into one unforgettable Halloween night as the unsettling figure known as Sam pays a visit to an unsuspecting community, wreaking havoc during the scariest night of the year.
And then in Days of the Dead, franchise icon Sam takes readers on a journey back through Halloween history with 4 chilling new Trick ‘r Treat tales. Discover old-world lovers whose romance takes a chilling turn and Western pioneers who discover the dark side of the frontier. Travel to 1950s Los Angeles for a tale of pure horror noir and into the heart of small-town America to see some pranksters taught a lesson they’ll never forget. Across centuries of Halloween horror, wherever fear lies, Sam will be waiting…
The comic adaptation of the film is a fun read with great artwork. It’s a great way to relive the classic film. Days of the Dead is very well written and in all honesty, would make a great sequel. The interwoven stories are fun and very original. It captures the mood of the original film nicely.
This 10th anniversary collection is a must-have for all fans of Michael Dougherty and the movie. TRICK ‘R TREAT. It’s currently available on Amazon by clicking HERE and should be available at most comic shops as well. If you would like to read other blogs in my BASEMENT BOOK SHELF series, please click HERE.