“Girl Vs. Monster” Coming to Disney Channel October 12 + Olivia Holt Interview (Video)
Take a look at the cast of Disney Channel’s newest original movie, “Girl vs. Monster”!
The DCOM will premiere on October 12 as part of the channel’s annual Monstober event (as first reported by TVGuide). Check out the trailer below!
The spook-tacular adventure, with themes of courage, independence and friendship, follows a confident fifteen-year-old singer who on Halloween, discovers that she’s a fifth generation monster hunter.
The adventure begins as Skylar (Olivia Holt), a fearless teenager with a powerful singing voice, prepares for the ultimate Halloween bash with her best friends, Henry and Sadie. However, the plan for Skylar to sing at the party – with rock band cutie Ryan Dean – is crushed when her parents make her stay home. When she attempts to sneak out of the house, she accidentally unleashes a monster – Deimata – who is determined to change the fate of Skylar and her family forever. As Skylar’s world is turned upside down, she learns that her parents have been keeping a big secret – that she comes from a long line of monster hunters. Now, it’s up to Skylar and her friends to channel their inner strength and conquer more than just this monster.
The movie stars Olivia Holt, Kerris Dorsey (Moneyball), Brendan Meyer (Disney XD’s “Mr. Young”), Luke Benward (Disney Channel’s “Minutemen”), Katherine McNamara (“New Year’s Eve”), Adam Chambers (“Good Luck Charlie”), Tracy Dawson (“Call Me Fitz”), Brian Palermo (Disney XD’s “Zeke and Luther”) and Jennifer Aspen (“GCB”).
In addition to a fun movie, you’ll also get some new music with the film! Olivia Holt performs three of the movie’s pop rock songs, including “Had Me @Hello,” “Fearless,” and “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Me.” Luke Benward and Katherine McNamara also perform alternate versions of “Had Me @Hello” and “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Me,” respectively. All of the songs will be a part of the Walt Disney Records compilation, Make Your Mark: Ultimate Playlist, available Tuesday, October 9. The single “Had Me @Hello” will planet premiere on Radio Disney on Friday, September 21.
Click inside for more stills from the movie and to see the schedule for premiere week!
Also check out our recent interview with Olivia below about the movie and music!
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
Olivia Holt hosts the Friday night programming line-up on Disney Channel and provides viewers with a “first look” at behind-the-scenes footage from “Girl Vs. Monster.” The special footage includes the cast learning choreography and recording songs for the soundtrack, and reveals the process of creating the movie’s special effects.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5
The cast of “Girl Vs. Monster” hosts Disney Channel’s “Monstober Night of Premieres,” featuring frighteningly fun Halloween programming, and a sneak peek of “Girl Vs. Monster.”
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12
Premiere of “Girl Vs. Monster” (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel with simulcasts on WATCH Disney Channel.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16
“Girl Vs. Monster” available on iTunes, Sony Playstation and Microsoft Xbox.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20
Disney XD presents an encore of “Girl Vs. Monster,” featuring an Online Live Game Challenge (11:00 a.m., ET/PT).
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27
Olivia Holt hosts the “Girl Vs. Monster” encore during Disney Channel’s Monstober Movie Marathon. The hosted event will feature Halloween dares with Olivia Holt on the set of several Disney Channel shows.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27 – WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31
“Girl Vs. Monster” will be available on WATCH Disney Channel as part of a special Halloween movie event.