A sorcerer tries to sacrifice a group of people inside his house with the intention of using their vitality to keep his wife alive.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Felix Ward ...
Maria Pechukas ...
Isabelle
Dan Scott ...
Kreon's Servant
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Billy
A.J. Lowenthal ...
Korda / Son of Kreon & Isabelle
Pat Wesley Bryan ...
Drifter
Peter Dain ...
Peter
Nick Gionta ...
Duke
Lisa Friede ...
Carol
Joan Ellen Delaney ...
Linda
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Rich
Kim Merrill ...
Meegan
Charlotte Alexandra ...
Adrienne (as Charlotte Seeley)
Anthony Valbiro ...
Dave
Soo Paek ...
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Taking a wrong turn, travelers find themselves trapped in a mysterious house. One horror after another threatens them as the sorcerer who lives within needs sacrifices to give eternal life to his beautiful bride. Written by M. Gumen

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This film started out as Twisted Souls. It finished production and was in the editing stage when creative and legal issues ensued. The financial backer then hired a new director/editor who cut out scenes already filmed and inserted newly shot footage several months later (on the same location but with different actors). The rumor that the film is composed of two completely unrelated and unfinished films is NOT true. See more »

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Crewmembers can be seen in trees in the woods at the beginning See more »

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Dave: [They arrive at the mansion] Maybe somebody does live here?
Kreon: [Watching from afar] Somebody does live here, forever...
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Spoofs The Evil Dead (1981) See more »

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A movie featuring farting muck men can't be all bad
18 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you're a Horror buff then you've undoubtedly dug into the treasure trove of B grade genre flicks. It's a blessing and a curse that so many were churned out in the 1980s. On the one hand there are plenty for us to enjoy, on the other they're the reason why the genre ran out of steam. There are quite a few gems in the pile of unwatchable junk, like this oddity. First shot under the title 'Twisted Souls,' the film never got through the post-production phase and was shelved for maybe a year. Then a new director was brought in to take the footage, film some new stuff, and create a whole new film. The result is not great cinema, but is 81 minutes of good old fashioned cheesy spookshow fun.

Pros: Performances that aren't great, but the cast is game and are at least natural. Concept with potential. Amazing special and make-up effects work for such a low budget production. Quite good score, including a main theme that's likely to get stuck in your head. Fast paced. Creepy old mansion and atmosphere. Full of campy goodness. Some memorable death sequences.

Cons: Very little in the way of plot. Cardboard characters, most of which are unlikable. Some big plot holes. A few of the effects don't measure up to the rest. Choppy editing at times.

Final thoughts: With a name like 'Spookies' you don't expect high caliber acting, writing, directing, etc. However, if you're like me and you have a soft spot for low budget Horror like 'Curse of the Blue Lights' and 'Ghoulies,' then this should be right up your alley. It is a shame it isn't better though because there is potential. Doesn't change the fact that it's fun in a so-bad-it's-good sort of way.

My rating: 3.5/5


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