Spirit Halloween stores are at the heart of many Halloween traditions. Now, Spirit Halloween is coming soon to a theater near you in the form of an all-new, family-friendly horror adventure film in the same vein as Goonies, Gremlins, and Monster Squad! The film, which just wrapped principal photography, stars Christopher Lloyd and Rachael Leigh Cook What’s it all about? When can you see it?
Read on for the details!
From The Spirit Halloween (2022) Press Release
Los Angeles, CA— Strike Back Studios and Hideout Pictures continue their busy production schedule in 2022 having wrapped principal photography of “Spirit Halloween.” When a new Spirit Halloween store appears in a deserted strip mall, three middle school friends who think they’ve outgrown trick or treating make a dare to spend the night locked inside the store Halloween night. But they soon find out that the store is haunted by an angry evil spirit who has possessed the creepy animatronic characters. The kids embark on a thrilling and spooky adventure in order to survive the night and avoid becoming possessed themselves.
After a nationwide search, the production found a group of young up & coming actors to round out the cast including Donavan Colan (“Zoe,” “Getaway”), Dylan Martin Frankel (“Raven’s Home,” “Life & Beth”), Jaiden Smith (“Blue Bloods,” “The Mothership”), and Marissa Reyes (“Raven’s Home”).The film also offers audiences a cast filled with beloved veteran actors including Rachael Leigh Cook (“He’s All That,” “Love, Guaranteed”), Christopher Lloyd (“The Tender Bar”, “Back to the Future Trilogy,”) and Marla Gibbs (“El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, “227”).
“One of the reasons I immediately connected with the script is it is very much inspired by some of my favorite kid adventure films growing up from “The Goonies,” “Gremlins,” “Monster Squad” and so many great films made by Amblin Entertainment,” said Noor Ahmed president of Strike Back Studios. Strike Back Studios and Hideout Pictures also recently wrapped production on “Asleep In My Palm” starring Tim Blake Nelson in February, which also saw in February the release of Hideout Pictures’ production of “Ted K” by Neon. Hideout Pictures is best known for their critically acclaimed western “Old Henry” released in October of 2021.
The production is a collaboration between Hideout Pictures & Particular Crowd in association with Film Mode Entertainment. The feature film is directed by David Poag and written by Billie Bates. Produced by Noor Ahmed and Shannon Houchins, with Tomás’ Yanelevich, Peter Bevan, Mariana Sanjurjo, and Clay Epstein executive producing. The production also formed a promotional partnership for the film with Spirit Halloween, with has over 1,425 locations across North America.
Very cool! Who doesn’t love family-friendly horror films like Goonies, Gremlins, and Monster Squad? This will be a welcome addition to that pantheon! And who wouldn’t also love to see Christopher Lloyd in another horror role?
We’ll bring you more info as we get it, including the official trailer and poster!
What do you think? Are you looking forward to the new Spirit Halloween film? Tell us in the comments!