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Spookies (1986)

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

Directors:

Genie Joseph (as Eugenie Joseph), Thomas Doran | 1 more credit »

Writers:

Ann Burgund (additional material) (as Joseph Burgund), Thomas Doran (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Felix Ward Felix Ward ... Kreon
Maria Pechukas Maria Pechukas ... Isabelle
Dan Scott Dan Scott ... Kreon's Servant
Alec Nemser ... Billy
A.J. Lowenthal A.J. Lowenthal ... Korda / Son of Kreon & Isabelle
Pat Wesley Bryan Pat Wesley Bryan ... Drifter
Peter Dain Peter Dain ... Peter
Nick Gionta Nick Gionta ... Duke
Lisa Friede Lisa Friede ... Carol
Joan Ellen Delaney Joan Ellen Delaney ... Linda
Peter Iasillo Jr. ... Rich
Kim Merrill Kim Merrill ... Meegan
Charlotte Alexandra Charlotte Alexandra ... Adrienne (as Charlotte Seeley)
Anthony Valbiro Anthony Valbiro ... Dave
Soo Paek Soo Paek ... The Spider Woman
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Storyline

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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the spookies are coming See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA | Netherlands

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Goblin See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$17,785, 31 January 1987
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Well-known underground comic artist Richard Corben created the poster art and video box for this film. See more »

Goofs

When Adrienne sits on the couch, her cigarette swaps hands between shots. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Kreon: My darling Isabelle, I can wait no longer. The final foolish victims, will be here very soon. And then, once again, we shall be together for all time...
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Referenced in The American Nightmare (2000) See more »

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Monster-mash extravaganza!
11 September 2004 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

Two-line summary : a group of people spends the night in this mansion near an old cemetery and encounter all sorts of strange, horrific beings. There are zombies resurrecting outside, demons arise from an ouija-board and all these creatures are ruled and controlled by an old Frankenstein-like fella in the attic. Other than these we have an authentic red-eyed Grim Reaper, mummies, giant spiders, little gremlins and huge monsters. Don't be fooled, however, because this 'Spookies' is a lot less silly than it actually seems. It contains several very efficient shock-effects and the make-up achievements easily outshine 90% of all the other low-budget 80's horror movies. I'd even go further and claim that this is a very underrated little flick and it deserves more praising (and a DVD-release!!). "Spookies" received the Delirium-award for best Special Effects at the international SF and Fantasy films festival, so you see I'm not the only one who likes it. If it only had a little more plot, it would enjoy the same status as films like 'The Evil Dead', 'Demons' or 'Re-Animator'. No plot, no depth, no logic… nothing but tremendous fun! That's the best way to describe this film. Check it out, horror fans, and unleash your most monstrous appetite!!


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