A sorcerer traps two groups of people in his house with the
intention of scaring them to death so he can keep his wife alive.
Directed by Genie Joseph, Brendan Faulkner, Thomas Doran
Written by Thomas Doran, Brendan Faulkner, Frank M. Farel
Starring Felix Ward, Dan Scott, Maria Pechukas, Alec Nemser, Peter Dain, Nick Gionta, Lisa Friede, Joan Ellen Delaney,
Kim Merrill, Peter Iasillo Jr.
You've got to be a hardcore, dyed-in-the-wool, uncompromising horror fan to appreciate a film like Spookies. And I guess I'm not, because I don't. This movie was absolutely ridiculous, from beginning to end. There's zero plot, annoying characters, nonsensical dialogue, farting mummies. Read that back. That's right. Farting mummies. This dumpster fire is barely a movie, but it somehow has its audience. There are people who adore this movie. I know some of them, and I know they're not surprised at how much I hated it. Just from the title, Spookies, I knew this wasn't going to be for me.
The story, as far as I can guess, revolves around a sorcerer named Kreon (Ward) who somehow lures two cars worth of road trippers into his decrepit old house. He and his werecat minion start killing each of them using various monsters and unwavering mayhem. There's a greaser dude whose name escapes me. I'm pretty sure it was Duke. He's just pure asshole from start to finish, and everyone just wants to fuck. It's hard to recall, as nothing really stands out. In the end, everyone dies and I felt nothing.
Spookies was tailor-made for a very specific audience that I'm just not a part of. And that's okay. If you love this film, great. More power to you. You're a stronger film fan than I.