[Spirit Halloween/YouTube, Sampa The Great/Imraan Christian]

Watch the latest trailer for Spirit Halloween, Sampa the Great drops As Above, So Below and more

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The cult-favorite Halloween store comes alive in a new trailer

From animatronics to creepy costumes and decorations, the seasonal Halloween retail store becomes a horror movie in the latest trailer for Spirit Halloween: The Movie. Directed by David Poag, viewers learn that an evil spirit haunts the store’s grounds and possesses animatronic characters and dolls alike. After being locked in, a group of friends try their best to survive the night in the store and escape before they become possessed themselves. Spirit Halloween: The Movie is set for a limited theatrical release Sept. 30 and will be available to stream Oct. 11. ––Anissa Sanchez

Listen to Sampa The Great’s spectacular new album As Above, So Below

Sampa The Great has unleashed her triumphant second album, As Above, So Below. Across 11 tracks, the record demonstrates her strength, ambition and depth as she reflects on her upbringing in Africa. The release also includes features from former AP cover star Denzel Curry, Joey Bada$$, Zamrock pioneers WITCH and more. Tune in below. ––Neville Hardman

Dehd cover Marcy Playground’s “Sex & Candy”

Ahead of their extensive tour in support of their latest album Blue Skies, Dehd stopped by SiriusXM studios. The band performed a live session of their new music and covered Marcy Playground’s 1997 hit “Sex & Candy.” Embracing the abstractness of its lyrics, the band give a faithful rendition of the post-grunge hit. Check out the cover below, and grab tickets to see the band on their North American tour here––Anissa Sanchez