Character Claire Carlyle
Directed by Stuart Gillard
Written by Robert Short, Dan Berendsen
Produced by Hartbreak Films
Other cast Mark Rendall, Robert Bockstael, Eric Idle, Tommy Davidson, Kathy Najimy
Release date 11 October 2002
Running time 88 minutes


Originally intended as the pilot for a television series, The Scream Team is a 2002 American television film directed by Stuart Gillard from a story by Robert Short and Dan Berendsen. It is part of the Disney Channel originals. The film stars Mark Rendall, Kat Dennings, Robert Bockstael, Eric Idle, Tommy Davidson, and Kathy Najimy and premiered on October 4.


Two children, Ian (Rendall) and Claire (Dennings), move into a town where their grandfather has just died. Ian thinks his grandfather’s spirit is trying to tell them something, finding some library news clippings about a man named Zachariah Kull, who was accused of burning his home with his wife in it. Later, Ian and Claire capture a ghost named Jumper (Davidson) who ends up freed by his partner, Coffin Ed (Idle). They follow them and other ghostly wisps of air into the forest, where they find an abandoned building. Entering, they find arriving ghosts entering a mirror, which leads to the afterlife. Ed and Jumper’s boss, Mariah (Najimy) isn’t too pleased with this. Ian and Claire learn that they look for souls that don’t want to cross over, and are dubbed the “Soul Patrol” by Jumper; they ended up with these jobs while waiting for their turn to cross over. In exchange for letting their grandfather complete anything he wants finished before moving on, the children discover that Zachariah has kidnapped him to increase his powers. The children join forces with the Soul Patrol, to destroy Zachariah and release all the captured souls.