Spirit Halloween Wikia
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Spirit Halloween: The Movie is a film about the Spirit Halloween retail chain of Halloween stores. The film had a limited theatrical release beginning September 30th, as well as special event screenings taking place that same weekend at the Nashville Film Festival and Popcorn Frights Wicked Weekend in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The film was released on all VOD platforms on October 11 followed by DVD and soundtrack releases later that month.

A special advance screening of the film with screenwriter Billie Bates was held at the Long Beach Convention Center in California on July 31, 2022. The trailer for the film premiered at the opening of The Flagship Store on July 30th and was accompanied by an appearance and poster signing from the cast members Marissa Reyes, Donovan Colan, Dylan Martin Frankel, and Jaiden J. Smith.

Plot Synopsis[]

"When a pop-up Halloween Store opens in a deserted strip mall, three middle school friends, Jake, Carson and Bo decide to spend Halloween night locked inside. But when an evil spirit targets the kids, along with Carson’s older sister Kate — the object of Jake’s longtime crush — they are stalked by horrible animatronic creatures come to life, turning their night of fun into a wacky night of survival that leverages their combined ingenuity and tests their friendship to the max. Unless they can defeat the spirit trapped inside before midnight, it will possess one of them for all eternity…”

Character Played By
Alec Windsor Christopher Lloyd (1)
Sue Rachael Leigh Cook (1)
Frank Brad Carter
Grandma G Marla Gibbs (2)
Jake Donovan Colan
Carson Dylan Martin Frankel
Bo Jaiden J. Smith
Kate Marissa Reyes (1)
Joanie Billie Roy
Bear Katherine Dudley
Puppet Show Narrator Seth Ingram
Witch Michelle Civile
Animatronics/Props Featured
3 Ft Light Up Hanging Clown
Black Jumping Spider
Buzzsaw (2021)
Crouchy
Cuddles the Clown
Evelyn Leech
Experiment 4
Henry Hustle
Mr. Dark
Mr. Howle
Nightcrawler
Ophelia
Sinister Spirit Doll
Teddykins of Terror (Original Character)
The Hauntress
Zoldrana (Original Character)
Name Crew Position
David Poag Director
Shannon Houchins Producer
Michael Haggarty Producer
Noor Ahmed Producer
Tomás’ Yanelevich Executive Producer
Peter Bevan Executive Producer
Mariana Sanjurjo Executive Producer
Clay Epstein Executive Producer
Billie Bates Writer
Barbara Stordahl Casting Director
Angela A. Terry Casting Director
Jason Crow Casting Associate

Trivia[]

  • The film used an abandoned Toys r Us location that has been used frequently by Spirit Halloween prior to its usage for the film. The store is located at the Martha Berry Mall in Rome, Georgia.
  • The film was originally intended to be released in 2018, but was pushed back till 2019 and again till 2021. Pre-production began on December 11, 2019 and ended November 29, 2021.
  • In 2019, a "book cover" for the film was released online. This turned out to be an early preliminary concept for the poster. The poster was initially disregarded as a fan made fake due to it containing only one Spirit Halloween animatronic (Rising Swamp Hag), as well as a generic scarecrow prop and a cyberamic Chuck E. Cheese animatronic.
  • The Nightcrawler animatronic was originally confirmed to appear in this film through a comment from a store manager who sent the crew one for a "film project" they were working on. The usage of Nightcrawler matches up with the casting call for a contortionist/acrobat.
  • The film featured a custom theme in the store consisting of a castle ruins type structure with a pumpkin on top that is surrounded by cobweb covered trees.
  • The Blu-Ray of the film included trading cards that were initially released as promotional artwork online.
  • A German dub exists and was titled "Spooky Night - Nachts im Horrorladen".

Sweepstakes[]

  • Spirit hosted a sweepstakes tie-in to win $13,000 on their website and was also advertised in store.

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Behind The Scenes[]

Pre—Production[]

Merchandise[]

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Sweepstakes[]

Videos[]

Spirit_Halloween-_The_Movie_-_Teaser_Trailer

Spirit Halloween- The Movie - Teaser Trailer

Spirit_Halloween-_The_Movie_-_SECOND_TRAILER_(2022)

Spirit Halloween- The Movie - SECOND TRAILER (2022)

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