‘Possessing theaters this Fall’
Spirit Halloween: The Movie is a 2022 kid-friendly comedy horror film about teens trapped in a store where the decorations come to life.
Directed by David Poag – making his feature directorial debut – from a screenplay written by Billie Bates. Produced by Noor Ahmed, Michael Hagerty and Shannon Houchins.
The American Strike Back Studios-Hideout Pictures-Particular Crowd co-production stars Christopher Lloyd, Rachael Leigh Cook, Donavan Colan, Dylan Frankel, Jaiden Smith and Marissa Reyes.
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 on Halloween night.
However, 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.
In the USA, Spirit Halloween: The Movie will be released theatrically and On-Demand (VOD) on October 11, 2022.
“One of the reasons I immediately connected with the script is it is very much inspired by some of my favourite 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.