Spookers

Spookers

Directed by Florian Habicht

At Spookers, an enormous haunted house in a shuttered New Zealand mental hospital, a merry band of amateur actors spend their nights scaring the pants off visitors. One night they might be clowns in a creepy carnival, the next night fearsome fairy tale figures. But the brilliance of this delightful documentary goes beyond the ins and outs of haunting, as director Florian Habicht shows how transforming themselves into monsters helps many staff members deal with their own traumas and phobias. Step into a place where fear is a family business - if you dare...A SHUDDER EXCLUSIVE.

At the southern hemisphere’s largest haunted house, a merry band of haunters do their worst.

Cast: Claudia Aiono, Huia Apiata, Barbara Armstrong

Member Reviews

I really enjoyed this one. Nice chill movie to wind down with.

mamajen
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10 days ago

It's a ok documentary, pretty standard though

derekpetersen
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13 days ago

I’m not really sure how I feel about this piece. Unlike HAUNTERS, this doc is more of an in depth look at the individuals who do what they do for purposes of personal balance. Kind of an alter ego that allows them to feel alive or accepted in a place where they can just be without judgment. While we learn about them as they talk and “live out” dream sequences, it also runs parallel as the narrative also touches up on psyche courtesy of the mental institution where these Spookers work, and sporadic views shared by a former of the same

Lee_Romero
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a month ago

** My first review posted accidentally without having finished ** #RoughDraft I’m not really sure how I feel about this piece. I didn’t hate, but I didn’t really dig it either. Unlike HAUNTERS, this doc is more of an in depth look at the individuals who do what they do for purposes of personal balance. Kind of an alter ego that allows them to feel alive or accepted in a place where they can just be without judgement and lash out at life as well. While we learn about them as they talk and “live out” dreams sequences, it also runs parallel to the narrative of psyche, courtesy of the history of the mental institution where these Spookers work, and sporadic views shared by a former patient. The ball-dropping comes when the piece provides absolute ZERO footage of the place. Not even a POV cam shot. SPOOKERS serves its purpose, but falls a bit flat with the whole fascination-for-fright approach.

Lee_Romero
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a month ago

I wanted to love this but it was very directionless.

joesy
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a month ago