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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

Cute and heart-warming for sure (if you expected anything else from the trailer, I don't know what to tell you). Made me want to get back into scare acting--I'd love to work here! I will say that the "dream recreations" are weird and a little aimless. They don't have the impact I think the documentarians were hoping for.

3 months ago

This movie follows some really lovable and relatable characters and delves into some pretty serious and intriguing topics for being another doc about haunted houses. However, between each interview there are interludes that illustrate dreams that the actors are having which are super tedious and add nothing.

3 months ago

It had its moments but the parts where they acted out the person was going through or thinking, was not great. They aren’t top level actors so watching them scare full grown people was hilarious, watching them act out emotional

4 months ago

Surprisingly wholesome

1 year ago

Great documentary that makes you want to join in.

1 year ago