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Spirit Halloween: The Movie

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Tween-friendly horror has some jump scares and spookiness.

Movie PG-13 2022 80 minutes
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This is a spooky coming-of-age horror-thriller with appropriate tween-level scares. Spirit Halloween: The Movie does a good job of including side stories that encompass relevant tween topics like the different rates that childhood friends grow and mature and adjusting to life in a blended family. It's a simple story about ragtag tweens taking on an evil resurrected spirit, played with gusto by the legendary Christopher Lloyd.

The acting is very good across the board, and while it doesn't rise to the level of being a great movie, Spirit Halloween: The Movie, unlike so many horror movies, doesn't try to do anything that it can't in terms of storyline and special effects. It's fun for what it is: scary but not too scary.

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