China Anne McClain is calling on her sisters Lauryn and Sierra to revamp her 2011 hit “Calling All the Monsters” for its 10th anniversary, and Billboard is exclusively premiering a preview.
Disney Channel will debut the full-length version of the new music video, directed by Gil Green, on Friday, Oct. 1, just i time for Halloween month. The new version of the song will also be released on digital and streaming platforms via Walt Disney Records. And it’s a full family affair: The three sisters and members of the girl group Thriii are also joined by their younger brother Gabriel McClain, also known as Messenger, on the song, and their father Michael McClain produced it. Although China’s older sisters left her to enter a haunted mansion on her own during the original “Calling All the Monsters” music video, the trio band together to take on their ghoulish guests in the revamped version.
“Given how much ‘Calling All The Monsters’ fans have supported the song without fail since its release, we had to do something special as a gift to them for the 10th anniversary!” the McClain sisters told Billboard in a statement. “This whole production was a family affair. Our father Michael McClain produced this remake from the ground up. Our brother Messenger wrote a verse that added more magic to the song than what we could’ve achieved alone. We had several members of our family on set during filming, so it felt like a big celebration. As for the four of us, it was a breath of fresh air being together in front of the camera as siblings again. We’ve been working separately so much recently, we missed each other! Getting to do anything of any magnitude with family is always a blessing for us.”
The original “Calling All the Monsters” song was released Sept. 20, 2011, and was featured on the official soundtrack for Disney Channel’s teen sitcom A.N.T. Farm. The remake of the Halloween hit will be featured in another remake for the 1997 Disney Channel Original Movie Under Wraps, which was the first-ever DCOM 24 years ago. The comedic new Under Wraps film will kick off Disney Channel’s monthlong Halloween celebration, starting Friday, and will be available to stream on Disney+ starting next Friday, Oct. 8.
“Calling All the Monsters” peaked at No. 86 on the Billboard Hot 100 dated Oct. 29, 2011. The song has sold 364,000 downloads in the U.S. through Sept. 23, according to MRC Data. It also broke into the top 10 of Billboard‘s Heatseekers Songs tally.
Watch an exclusive snippet of the new “Calling All the Monsters” below.