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Looks like Trick ‘R Treat and Krampus are the latest cinematic shared universe

November 2nd, 2015 by James Campbell Comments

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The idea of a shared continuity between films has really taken off over the last few years. It’s hard to believe that less than a decade ago, this notion would have seemed completely impossible, but here we are. There is the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the DC Universe, and the upcoming Harry Potter Universe to name a few. All in all, it is an interesting time to be a film fan.

With this in mind, it seems that the writer of the upcoming film, Krampus, wishes to give us yet another universe. During a recent interview with Comingsoon, the writer of the film, Michael Dougherty stated that there is a shared universe between Krampus, and his 2007 cult-classic, Trick or Treat. In the interview, Dougherty stated that, “Their shared universe is alluded to, in very small ways, that perceptive viewers may pick up on”.

However, Dougherty was quick to clarify, that this did not mean that a crossover was imminent. He stated, “Whether they will actually see them on screen one day, remains to be seen, but it is fun to think that they may grab a drink between holidays”.

Personally, I enjoy this quite a bit. It is always fun to look through movies for connections to other franchises. Here’s hoping that Krampus has some fun Easter Eggs, in between all the scares.

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My name is James and I am a long time fan of Movies, TV and Comics. I am currently a student, wrapping up my education at Aberystwyth University. I have an undergraduate degree in film and television and I’m working on my Masters in scriptwriting. My personal favourite comic character is the Green Lantern (Hal Jordan), and I view the film adaptation as one of the most horrifying experiences I have had in a movie theatre. As far as film and television go, I am usually willing to give any genre a try, as long as the project is well executed.