The production of Spookies is a really interesting story. In 1984 filmmakers and buddies Brendan Faulkner and Thomas Doran were approached by British movie producer Michael Lee who made a deal with the guys; make a conventional horror movie for me and I will bankroll your pet project. To my knowledge that project never got made, probably due to the fact that Faulkner and Doran were fired from what was then called Twisted Souls.
Lee then hired Eugenie Joseph to finish the film, which would eventually be called Spookies. Oddly, Joseph's continuation invoiced a different storyline and actors. Faulkner and Doran shot footage of young people going to an abandoned mansion and encountering a shit-ton of monsters. Joseph's had a little boy running away from home and having a creepy birthday party, and an old wizard who lives in the aforementioned mansion who kills people to keep his beloved wife from dying.
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Spookies is a lot of fun, no matter how it was made. It's like Ed Wood, Sam Raimi and Lucio Fulci all got together to make a creepy house/monster movie. The monsters are the stars of the show; lots of zombies, a scaly ghoulie, a Ouija demon, farting muck men (you read that right), a spider lady, a tentacled thingie with an electrical charge, the Grim Reaper, a demon with a glowing brain and much more. I was really surprised how awesome the special effects looked. The tone of the movie is all over the road due to the splicing together of the two different footages. One is pretty "serious" and creepy and the other is campy and funny, but it all works.
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The company is called "Intercontinental Film and Video" and they are out of Quebec, that's really all I know. Apparently the guy runs a brick and mortar video store and somehow got his hands on the source material? I don't even know if this is a licensed release but I do know that it's a pressed disk and not a DVD-R. So, there you go. The A/V quality is pretty good. There are small bits of snaps and pops here and there and the picture isn't very sharp but that probably has more to do with the actual cinematography than the transfer. You can see a difference in quality between the two directors' footage as well.
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