2017 | NZ Aus | 83 mins | M Adult themes
Directed by Florian Habicht (‘Woodenhead’, ‘Pulp: A Film About Life, Death and Supermarkets’)
Starring Jacob Graham, Juneen Borkent, David Palu, Orlando Kovati, Claudia Aiono, Andy Watson, Huia Apiata, Julia Tukiri
Written by Florian Habicht, Veronica Gleeson
- Sunday, 10 Sept, 5pm NEW
- Sunday, 17 Sept, 2pm
A family like no other.
Documentary from New Zealand filmmaker Florian Habicht (Pulp: A Film About Life, Death, and Supermarkets) on the most successful haunted attraction in the Southern Hemisphere, Auckland’s Spookers.
On the grounds of a former psychiatric hospital, a close-knit community of horror performers transform their lives at the most successful haunted attraction in the Southern Hemisphere. In this family, scaring is caring.
As night falls at Spookers, dozens of seemingly ordinary people become freaks, zombies and chainsaw-wielding clowns. Every weekend come rain, hail or shine, this diverse group of amateur performers unite to terrify punters at the southern hemisphere’s largest scream park, situated in a former psychiatric hospital. Director Florian Habicht reveals the transformative and paradoxically lifesaving power of belonging to a community that celebrates fear.
Revealing, funny and sometimes deeply moving… If you’ve ever wondered what possesses someone to work as a creepy clown or zombie bride and scare the hell out of theme park visitors, then Spookers has the answers.
Sydney Film Festival