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Spooky House (2002)

 -  Family  -  24 April 2004 (Hungary)
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Mysterious reclusive magician the Great Zamboni and his pet jaguar Shadow reside in the Spooky House, an old mansion that's rigged with magic tricks and hidden chambers. Young orphan Max ... See full summary »

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The Great Zamboni
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Boss
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Max
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Yuri
Ronald Joshua Scott ...
Beans
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Prescott
Chaz Monet ...
Zoe
Myles Ferguson ...
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Mona
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Dumb Dave
Yanna McIntosh ...
Nicole
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Dawn Starr
Dave 'Squatch' Ward ...
Cigar Van Driver (as David 'Squatch' Ward)
Carolyn Tweedle ...
Woman Neighbor
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Police Officer
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Mysterious reclusive magician the Great Zamboni and his pet jaguar Shadow reside in the Spooky House, an old mansion that's rigged with magic tricks and hidden chambers. Young orphan Max attempts to befriend Zamboni. After a trio of teenage bullies who work for the town's eccentric crime queen Boss chase Max and his friends into the Spooky House on Halloween, a night of hilarious magic and amazing illusions ensues. Written by Woodyanders

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Filmed in 1998, but not released until 2002. See more »

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Max draws a picture of the Magician coming out of a box. Near the end, the Magician looks at the book of Max's drawings. One of the drawings is supposedly the identical picture, but it's actually a different version. See more »

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Boss: Tough Kazookies.
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Featured in The Making of 'Spooky House' (1999) See more »

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Great for kids, Groans for Grown-ups
6 August 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

OK, my wife rented this off-the-shelf, thinking it would be a cute "family" movie, so we were forced to buy pizza and sit through it with our kids (9 & 5). In a nutshell, the kids loved it, although my 5 year old thought parts of it were a bit "scary", and didn't want to sit through it. For my wife and I, however, it was definitely a tremendous groaner...The biggest plus was the fact that it was SOOOO bad that we actually laughed at how bad it was! This was one of those "I'm too drunk to go to sleep...what's on TV?" B-movies from the old USA Network "Up All Night" series (if you remember those).

There were parts of it that actually reminded us of the old "Little Rascals" shows, where the kids---and their so-obviously-memorized scripts---were almost like puppets. The super-fast-motion scenes to speed things up were good for a chuckle.

Rent this for your kids to enjoy, but don't dare watch it yourself unless you want to bang your head afterwards for wasting this much time.


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