We Apologise For The Delay:
Writer Mike Dougherty, riding high on having worked on the likes of X2 and Superman Returns with Bryan Singer, got his shot behind the camera for this linked foursome of Halloween tales.
But despite funding from Warners and Legendary Pictures, the film was due to be released in October 2007. But then the delays started, seemingly without reason.
“I think, ‘Yo, go ask Warner Brothers”" No, I take that back. It's a quirky horror movie. It's not an easy sell. ... It's not a remake. It's not an adaptation. It is probably a dangerous mix of all the elements a film studio typically shies away from. You have anthology format, which has been a dead format for 15 years at least,” is how Dougherty explained it to Sci Fi Wire.
“You have horror comedy, you know, two genres that studio people tend to get very nervous about mixing, because the results are always unpredictable. So, you know, it's not a sure bet. It's not five ... twentysomethings pretending to be 17-year-olds going out in the wilderness and getting slaughtered one by one. It is a very different beast.”
It’ll finally arrive this month on DVD.