Spirit Halloween: The Movie Trailer Brings The Pop-up Store To Life In A Horrific Way
Let’s be clear about one thing: Spirit Halloween is a good brand, and we have no issues with it or desire to criticise the good work it does in providing the public with reasonably priced Halloween accessories (to say nothing of the admirable efforts it has made in revitalising America’s underused strip malls).
That being said, when we initially learned that a film based on Spirit Halloween stores was in the works a few months ago, we weren’t exactly filled with optimism. Whatever your opinion of movies that are based on toys, at least they typically feature characters and props. This film is based on a retail setting.
We’re prepared to retract our statements after watching the Spirit Halloween: The Movie teaser, which essentially confirms that the movie is based on a store rather than a Halloween-themed event. To be more precise, it appears to be a movie because permission was obtained to film within an actual Spirit Halloween (inside a real abandoned Toys R Us), and everything else was merely pieced together after that.
“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.”