Audacy’s C13Features presents “Treat,” a supernatural movie podcast starring Kiernan Shipka this spooky season. Shipka plays Allie West, a teenager in a suburban town ripped from a Norman Rockwell painting whose life changes one Halloween. There are plenty of tricks up the sleeve of “Treat,” in a place where evil is in everyone’s backyard and secrets lurk.
Besides trying to fit in and navigate her teenage years, Allie has to deal with the elusive Piper, an outcast who made a town pact long ago, a promise that now threatens everyone’s safety. Allie and her brother Robbie are the only residents who can rescue the community from ruins before it is taken over by Piper. With nowhere to run or hide, will Allie and Robbie save the town, her family, and herself in the process?
“Treat’s” Dry Creek, Massachusetts is not so idyllic. The show opens on the day before Halloween and neighborhood kid Jake is trick or treating with his parents at Piper’s house. He is lured by the jack-o’-lanterns and invited to take some pumpkins. Piper tells Jake he is going to ride in his Halloween bus with other kids, and his parents say a tearful goodbye. This is part of the price this town has to pay to fulfill Piper’s deal from long ago.
Allie narrates the story and learns Dry Creek’s truths. She is a determined protagonist carrying the world’s weight on her shoulders. Allie realizes the severity of the town’s secrets when she witnesses the Halloween bus filled with sunken in, empty-eyed children. That is, if they are still children or have changed into otherworldly entities.
In “Treat,” you’ll hear roles voiced by: Sara Echeagaray, David Shih, Noah Robbins, Marc Menchaca, Kyle Beltran, Peggy J. Scott, Christa Scott-Reed, Ryan Buggle, Bill Lobley, Renata Friedman, Marin Ireland, and Wayne Knight.
Shipka recently starred as Sabrina Spellman in Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and played Sally Draper on the Emmy-winning drama Mad Men for seven seasons. She also appeared on FX’s Feud: Bette and Joan, and will star in HBO’s The White House Plumbers and Roku’s Swimming with Sharks. In 2009 and 2010, Shipka won Screen Actors Guild awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series in Mad Men.
“Treat” was created by horror and fantasy fiction writer, Nathan Ballingrud, and partnered with Two & Two Pictures’ Babak Anvari and Lucan Toh, co-produced by Best Case Studios.
Shipka executive produced this audio movie with Cadence13’s Chief Content Officer and co-founder, Chris Corcoran.
We’re thrilled about “Treat’s” audio movie podcast experience! So, grab your favorite snacks and headphones for a Halloween haunt and tune in to “Treat,” now streaming.