Lurking just around the corner, the literary classic-inspired animated adventure The Canterville Ghost is ready to haunt theaters across the U.S. on Friday, October 20! Ahead of the chain-rattling release from Blue Fox Entertainment and Shout! Studios, check out on exclusive clip which shows the moment that the film’s protagonist, Virginia, meets the spirit of Sir Simon de Canterville — an apparition that doesn’t go how Sir Simon expects.

Based on the Oscar Wilde story, the CG-animated, PG-rated feature is set at the turn of the 20th century and follows the supernatural events that ensue when a modern American family moves into an ancient English country house. Canterville Chase has been successfully haunted by Sir Simon de Canterville for over 300 years — but the ghost meets his match when he tries to scare the new arrivals.

Playing Sir Simon, Stephen Fry (The Hobbit films) leads a star-studded ensemble cast including Emily Carey (House of the Dragon) as Virginia, Hugh Laurie (House), Freddie Highmore (The Good Doctor), David Harewood (Supergirl), Meera Syal (Doctor Strange), Miranda Hart (Spy), Toby Jones (Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny) and Imelda Staunton (Harry Potter films).

Kim Burdon (Stressed Eric) directed alongside co-director Robert Chandler (The Amazing Maurice), from a screenplay by Giles New & Keiron Self.

Check out the exclusive clip here!