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Thursday, 1 October 2015

Spookies (1986)

Without going into detail (you'll have to search Wiki if you want that), it’s like two half-films spliced together to make one. Despite the jarring editing, throwaway opening section, and being an inconsistent experience that's often at odds with itself, the resultant Spookies mess is good times.
One part of the ‘story’ has a group of young adults set upon by a series of demonic creatures. A second part involves a cruel magician/occultist whose machinations are used to attempt a merger of the two different halves.
What it lacks in finesse and articulacy it more than makes up for in other areas. The creature effects are amazing, you can tell someone put their heart and soul into getting them the best they could be on the limited budget, the use of music is first-rate, and it has a really fantastic finale!

3 graveyard children out of 5

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