[Movies] Bryan Singer and Brian Cox Talk About Trick ‘r Treat’s Cult Success
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 10.30.2013
The movie’s popularity has grown over the years…
Earlier this week, Legendary Pictures held a special Halloween anniversary screening of the cult horror film Trick ‘r Treat. Speaking toIGN, producer Bryan Singer and star Brian Cox discussed the movie's cult success. Below are some highlights:
Singer on the film's popularity: "Very simply, it vindicates what Mike had always said, which is if you have a title that corresponds to a holiday and it captures the heart of the holiday, it'll run every year. It'll just be part of that holiday. And secondly, the anthology format, particularly this unique twist on the anthology format, is special. Not a lot of films do that anymore and I think there's a continued audience for them. And plus, he did a really great job."
Cox on the film's initial treatment: "Indicative of what's wrong with the film industry, generally speaking, in the sense that films like this do not get... the audiences get deprived of them, because they don't get the proper distribution that they deserve and that they actually could succeed in having. This movie should have been in theaters from the word go. It warranted that. It was designed for that. Apart from the famous Halloween movies, this is the definitive one... Actually, it's the more definitive, because it's more about Halloween than anything else! So in a sense, it's great that Mike's getting, finally, his just desserts for a remarkable piece of work and it's been too long in coming."
Cox on films like Trick ‘r Treat finding an audience: "There's just a lot of them around. Films that have gained cult status. I've been a few of them over the years, so I kind of know what I'm talking about!"
Singer on the film's treatment by Warner Bros.: "I think the timing was a little weird. I think everyone was showing it to an audience that was expecting Saw and they got a little confused in the market research or whatever. I'm just happy to see that it's made its money back and more. It's pretty cool, actually!"
Cox on how he joined the cast: "I'll do it. I haven't read it. I don't know what it is. I'll do it! Because it's the first time you're directing, I'll do it. I don't care. To be honest with you, I'm not going to have time to read this, so tell me about it. The only thing I wanted my hand in is I told him I want to look like John Carpenter in the film. But I ended up looking more like Jerry Garcia from the Grateful Dead."