Spookies

Spookies

Directed by Thomas Doran, Brendan Faulkner, Eugenie Joseph

After their car breaks down, a group of travelers find themselves stranded in a remote part of New England. After taking shelter in a spooky old mansion, complete with a graveyard, they discover a ouija board and decide to spend the night attempting to summon some spirits. But the group soon learns that playing with the forces of black magic isn't fun and games, and it's not long before they're head-to-head with all sorts of demonic creatures, shape shifters, and other forms of evil, all of whom are more than happy to pick them off in the most gruesome of ways.

After their car breaks down, a group of travelers find themselves stranded in a remote part of New England and it's not long before they're head-to-head with all sorts of demonic creatures.

Cast: Felix Ward, Maria Pechukas, Dan Scott

Member Reviews

No flicks, no wicks, I don't know how to feel about it.

scarymovieboy
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2 days ago

I don't care what anyone says, this is a rare gem! I remember my dad rented this back in the late 80s, and this was my second time watching it! You can't even find this on DVD!

tsubohachi101
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1 week ago

What would happen if you made a movie with the same sort of thought process that goes into a seasonal haunted house or haunted hayride? Well, you would likely end up with something slightly less disjointed than “Spookies”. The alleged plot, involving a warlock attempting to revive his deceased love via killing off trespassers in a decrepit mansion, is abandoned within the first ten minutes. Instead, we are treated to an endless parade of random monsters, repeatedly attacking a mismatched collection of bad actors, as a werecat (picture store bought werewolf makeup kit) eavesdrops and watches the proceedings. The monsters run the gamut from witch, to zombies, to grim reaper, to spider lady, to original creations; such as the farting “muck men” that dissolve in wine (yes, that’s an actual thing). The effects range from quality makeup/prosthetics, to corny puppetry, to low budget stop motion animation, to drug store Halloween costumes/props. If you are willing to suspend everything you’ve come to think of as a movie (sticking to some sort of storyline, the existence of pacing, consistent characters, basic logic, etc.) there is a fun, “what?!”, experience to be had here. Otherwise, “Spookies” is just a hodgepodge of horror themed nonsense.

OCCinema
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6 days ago

What would happen if you combined a few episodes of “Goosebumps”, the 1984 adults only horror film “Driller”, and some local haunted hayride? Well, you would probably end up with something slightly less disjointed than “Spookies”. The alleged plot, involving a warlock trying to revive his deceased love via killing off would be trespassers in a decrepit mansion, is abandoned within ten minutes. Instead, we are treated to an endless parade of random monsters, repeatedly attacking a mismatched collection of terrible actors, while a werecat (visualize store bought werewolf makeup kit) eavesdrops and peeps in on the action. The effects range from quality makeup/prosthetics, to corny puppetry, to low budget stop motion animation, to drug store Halloween costumes/props. The monsters run the gamut from witch, to zombies, to grim reaper, to spider lady, to miscellaneous creations; such as the farting “muck men” who dissolve in wine (yeah, that’s an actual thing). If you are willing to suspend everything you’ve come to think of as a movie (sticking to some form of a storyline, the existence of pacing, consistent characters, the slightest degree of logic, etc.) there is a fun, WTF, entertainment value to be had here. Otherwise, “Spookies” is just a hodgepodge of horror themed nonsense.

OCCinema
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1 week ago

This movie was both epically awful and awesome at the same time. The creature special effects were top notch and very fun but at the same time the plot made no sense, acting is awful and the pace was off.

Decrepit
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1 week ago