class=”alignleft size-thumbnail wp-image-112006″ title=”Making Friends” src=”×150.jpg” alt=”” width=”220″ height=”150″ />With Halloween fast approaching, X-Men 2 and Superman Returns screenwriter Michael Dougherty has a treat in store for fans of his 2007 directorial debut Trick ‘r Treat: a new short film featuring a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it cameo appearance from that movie’s diminutive trickster Sam.

Doughtery’s latest effort is entitled Making Friends, and despite running less than two minutes in length its a must-see for fans of Trick R Treat – a film that despite never getting a theatrical release has gone on to achieve cult status on DVD and Blu-ray. Making Friends obviously takes its inspiration from Frankenstein, and the result is actually a rather sweet little film imbued with a certain macabre charm as we follow the efforts of a young boy attempting to build himself a friend to accompany him when he goes trick or treating.

This isn’t the first time Doughtery has revisited the Trick ‘r Treat universe; he’s previously overseen a couple of other shorts which, like Making Friends, were all used to advertise FEARnet’s annual Trick ‘r Treat marathon and are all worth a look while we wait for him to get round to starting work on that long-promised sequel…

(via FEARnet)

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