LYT: And as a contrast to playing Sam, you've also done the voice of Linus in Peanuts. That's quite a very different range.
QL: Yeah, and I remember seeing somewhere on the internet that someone created a picture in a drawing program, where it's Linus, sitting in a pumpkin patch, and Sam's holding Linus by the neck, and I'm like, "Oh, that's awesome! I'm literally holding myself by the neck!"
LYT: Who do you root for in that scenario? That turns bad fast.
QL: Yeah, to make it a fair fight, I'd probably root for Linus. [laughter]
LYT: So people are always talking about how they'd like to see another one of these Trick 'r Treat movies, and I don't know how feasible that is, but they'd probably have to recast Sam younger - would that be kind of weird, or would that be cool?
QL: That would be kind of cool. I mean, if I tried to play Sam again, I'd be like an adult kind of Sam. It would be kind of awkward, in a way. But I could - what I thought was kind of interesting was I talked to someone recently about a Trick 'r Treat sequel, and I was like, "Hey, maybe I could be the peeping Tom role again, but just older." It would be the same person playing the same character, but older, so it would be kind of an homage to the first Trick 'r Treat. I thought that was kind of interesting.
LYT: What do you have on the horizon? What's coming up next for you?
QL: I haven't really worked on too much this year, because it's been kind of quiet. I've been mostly growing this year, so I'm actually quite a bit taller than I used to be. What I have recently that I worked on this year - I think it was about less than a month ago, I worked on a TV show called The Hundred. I don't think the TV show is out yet, but I just play a small part in it, and I got to meet Dean White as an executive producer. He was the same person who directed the Hansel and Gretel Once Upon A Time episode.
And also, I got to meet the sound guys off of Trick 'r Treat again, which I thought was kind of cool too, because it was almost like a reunion, because I knew someone from one show, and I knew a couple of other people from another show.
LYT: Do people have to get your approval for new Sam merchandise? It doesn't show your face, so they're not necessarily using your likeness. Do you know how that works?
QL: I don't think they do. I'll have to look into that.
LYT: Do they still approach you for new products?
QL: So far that I'm aware of, that I remember, I don't think that they have approached me for any new Sam products, no.
LYT: All right, Quinn, thank you so much for taking the time - we appreciate it, and congrats on the movie going so strong! It's really cool.
QL: Yeah, it's great. Thanks!
Trick 'r Treat is probably airing somewhere on cable right now - but we recommend checking out the all-star screening live online Monday night.