Quinn Lord is now a critically renowned and fan-favourite actor, with roles in shows including Man in the High Castle and Firefly Lane. But there’s one role in particular that he’s been playing since he was seven years old: Sam from the cult horror classic Trick ‘r Treat. The film is an anthology horror film directed by Michael Dougherty, who would go on to make Krampus and Godzilla: King of the Monsters. It is set in the fictional town of Warren Valley, Ohio. Sam was a tiny terror, a curiously costumed trick-or-treater with supernatural abilities who was hell-bent on enforcing a version of Halloween that fit his vision.
His Interview With ComicBook
Lord, contrary to popular belief, was not bothered by his role as a demonic trick-or-treater when he was seven years old. Instead, he seemed to enjoy the thought of his younger self being able to be both innocent and dark, and he enjoys meeting movie fans…even if many of them have the same observation to share afterwards.
“I’m pretty sure that kind of helped me secure the role of Sam. So I could be sinister, but cute at the same time. So yeah, as far as having Trick ‘r Treat be during my childhood and all that, and growing up with that being there…people asking me about it increases as I go to conventions and things. There’s just more and more people asking about it, and [about] a potential sequel. As far as the sequel goes, you’d probably have to ask Michael Dougherty, He’s probably the most up-to-date on that. I know probably as much as you guys do, but I’m definitely hoping for a sequel because the first one is a hell of a lot of fun to film. Since I’ve grown up since then, I can’t imagine this one would be any less fun to film. And yeah, it is kind of a kind of odd that it’s something I did when I was seven, and people are coming up to me and asking about it, and talking about it saying, ‘Hey, I loved you in that!’ Then they’re like saying, ‘Oh, you’re so tall as well!’ That’s a weird experience, but it’s a really pleasant experience, to see how people are so hyped up and loved the movie.” – Lord told ComicBook.
Of course, the concept of Sam as a demon child (who presumably never grows up) could pose some difficulties, but Lord would be unable to refuse participation in any prospective sequel.
Lord may now be seen in Iké Boys, which is now accessible online, Trick ‘r Treat is currently streaming on HBO Max and Hulu.