When writing a quick review of the series premiere of True Blood last September, I cited its "unflinching eroticism and brutality" and hailed it as "poised to take its rightful place in the pantheon of great vampire epics."
From the "FINALLY!!" department (and Fangoria's WOH) comes news that ALL of us have been waiting for.
Good news, horror heads! The powers that be over at Warner apparently are NOT shelving Mike Dougherty's highly praised anthology Trick 'r Treat. Notice that I said apparently.
Hey, vamp fans! Can't get your fill of the toothy HBO series "True Blood"? Wonder what's next for Sookie and the gang? Well, a few images from Season 2 just hit online, and it looks as if things are business as usual.
It’s not much, but it’s something … just got word from one of our sources close to the film that Warner Bros. is finally test screening Trick ‘r Treat for audiences! I’m still not 100% on how the test screening process works, but it’s still a good sign that they’re trying to figure out what to do with it.
Some very good news for all you out there chomping at the bit for Trick ‘r Treat updates: The film just nabbed itself the Audience Choice Award at this year’s Screamfest! ”Not bad for a flick that doesn't even have a release date,” director Mike Dougherty commented. ”It's the little horror movie that could!”
Reviewed by Andrew Kasch Starring Brian Cox, Anna Paquin, Dylan Baker, Lauren Lee Smith Directed by Mike Dougherty
Not even three episodes in, and HBO is apparently already very happy with the latest creation from “Six Feet Under” creator Alan Ball, “True Blood”, as they just sent out a press release announcing that the show’s been signed on for a second season!
Reviewed by Debi Moore Starring Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Ryan Kwanten, Rutina Wesley, Sam Trammell Written and directed by Alan Ball (series creator) Original Air Date September 7, 2008
While I hope this turns out to be just a rumor, unfortunately there’s too much validity in it to ignore. The STYD guys heard from one of their readers today that, since Warner Bros. have no plans to release Mike Dougherty’s Trick ‘r Treat in theaters, there’s a good chance we’ll only be seeing it on DVD.
**UPDATE: All right, we just got 100% confirmation from Warner Bros that they will NOT be releasing Trick 'r Treat. So I guess it's back to square one as the film looks for distro... it was fun while it lasted, though, wasn't it? ** I don’t want anyone getting too excited until we get something 100% official from Warner Bros, but a source very close to Michael Dougherty’s Trick ‘r Treat just dropped us a line with a look at the brand-new poster for the film!
Yes, there's more to this poster for the upcoming vampire series “True Blood”, but what more do you really need to see? Sexy lips, sexy tongue, just the right amount of plasma ... yep, that’s good enough for me.
It’s not the good news we’ve been hoping for, but it’s close; Over the weekend the folks over at Moviehole talked to Trick ‘r Treat director Mike Dougherty, who gave them a very quick update on the status of his Halloween-set horror flick;
Hey! Remember that flick by Michael Dougherty that we were so excited about this year ("Exclusive: Trick 'r Treat Set Visit!" - April 2007)? Remember when it was supposed to come out this past Halloween, but went missing?