The first official images have been revealed for the Spirit Halloween movie. Back in April, it was reported that a new movie was in the works which would be set in a Spirit Halloween, the famous seasonal retail store. It was also revealed that the film would feature Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future) and Rachel Leigh Cook (She’s All That) in starring roles. Per Varietytwo new images have just been released, one of them (above) featuring Lloyd suited up as wealthy land developer Alec Windsor, who, decades ago, disappeared on a Halloween night “without a trace and ever since his cursed spirit is said to haunt the town each year on October 31 for one hour. “
The second image (below) features Cook as Sue, a woman who has recently remarried following the death of her first husband. When a Spirit Halloween store opens its doors in an abandoned strip mall, Sue’s teenage son Jake and his friends decide to spend the night there for a dare. But they get more than they bargained for when an angry spirit possesses the animatronic characters inside. ” You can read the official logline below.
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.
David Poag directed the film, which has already wrapped filming, using a screenplay by Billie Bates. Along with Lloyd and Cook, Spirit Halloween stars Donovan Colan (Zoe), Dylan Martin Frankel (Raven’s Home), Jaiden Smith (Blue Bloods), Marissa Reyes (Raven’s Home), and Marla Gibbs (El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie). Noor Ahmed, Shannon Houchins, and Mike Haggerty are producing while Clay Epstein is executive producing.
Spirit Halloween Is Expected to Arrive This Fall
Spirit Halloween was shown off at Cannes with Film Mode Entertainment handling international sales. It is already set for a North American release by Strike Back Studios in association with Film Mode Entertainment.
“We are thrilled to be introducing exclusive first-look footage of Spirit Halloween to buyers from all over the world for the first time in Cannes and to give audiences around the world a sneak-peak into the ultimate family / kids adventure film, ”Epstein is quoted as saying. “The response from the global marketplace has continued to be positively overwhelming.”
“One of the reasons I immediately connected with the script is it is very much inspired by some of my favorite kid adventure movies growing up from The Goonies, Gremlins, Monster Squad and so many great films made by Amblin Entertainment, ”Ahmed added.
Spirit Halloween is expected to be released later this year, presumably just in time for the Halloween season, but no official release date has been announced as of this time.
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