Just in time to prepare people for the spookiest time of the year, a trailer for Spirit Halloween: The Movie is out. The film is made in collaboration between Strike Back Studios and Spirit Halloween, the seasonal costume store. It’s basically a horror tween, in the sense of Goose bumps Where Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. It features a cast of mostly new actors, starring in their film debut.
The film itself tells the story of three children who decide to spend a night locked in a Spirit Halloween store. There, they become embroiled in the story of Alec Windsor, a local man who died under mysterious circumstances. He is played by Christopher Lloyd. During the evening, they realize that the store may not be exactly what it seems. The store’s animatronics begin to come to life, attempting to hunt down the children.
The official synopsis for the film is as follows:
When a new pop-up Halloween store opens in a deserted mall, three college friends who think they’ve outgrown the tricks or treats dare to spend the night locked inside the store on Halloween night. But they soon discover that the store is haunted by an angry evil spirit who has possessed the creepy animatronic figures. Kids will have to embark on a thrilling and spooky adventure in order to survive the night and avoid becoming possessed themselves.
The film will see a limited release in theaters across the country beginning September 30, 2022, while also moving to video-on-demand services shortly after October 11. It’s also slated for a Blu-ray release and a bit soundtrack. later down the line. Spirit Halloween itself is a Halloween supply store, open seasonally across the country. Dates vary by location, but most stores have closed by November 2.
You can watch the trailer below: