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Series Info
Series:Late Shift at the Grindhouse
Reel Representation
Film Info
Runtime:85 minutes
Director:Eugenie Joseph (Mind Benders), Thomas Doran, and Brendan Faulkner (Killer Dead)
Year Released:1986
Production Country:United States


Wednesday gets weird when Late Shift at the Grindhouse hosts Ross Meyer and Joe Derderian dig up low-budget b-movies, horror and gore-fests, and camp classics for your viewing pleasure. Buy your ticket and take a ride in our Time Machine! Punch in and earn a bonus! $3 Pabst Blue Ribbon tallboys and $2 small popcorn! PLUS -- special custom trash trailer reel curated by Ross with cheap swag and prize giveaways!

Spookies (1986)

Directed by Eugenie Joseph (Mind Benders), Thomas Doran, Brendan Faulkner (Killer Dead)

A dilapidated mansion becomes a slaughterhouse when an evil sorcerer unleashes his monstrous sidekicks on intruders.

“A surreal blitz of ooze, slime, hoboes, failed birthday parties, Grim Reapers, explosions, zombies, people jumping through walls, and a guy with his own face silkscreened on his shirt.” - Joseph A. Ziemba, Bleeding Skull!


"Spookies is a mess, but it's a fun mess with some great atmosphere, memorable characters and genuinely impressive effects work." - Ian Jane, Rock! Shock! Pop!


"Spookies is the kind of film you have to just kick back with and meet on its own terms as a cinematic mutation from two different sets of creative minds a la Night Train to Terror, Caligula, and other patchwork oddities." - Nathaniel Thompson, Mondo Digital

After taking shelter in a spooky old mansion, a group of travelers discover a ouija board and decide to spend the night. But they soon learn that playing with the forces of black magic isn't fun and games, and it's not long before they're battling demonic creatures, shape shifters, and other forms of evil! Of all of the bizarre horror films made in the 1980s, Spookies easily ranks among the weirdest. The film became a fan favorite thanks to its expertly rendered creature effects and notorious for its bizarre production history.

Restoration courtesy of Vinegar Syndrome and American Genre Film Archive

Winner - Delirium Award - International Science Fiction and Fantasy Film Festival 1986

Part of Reel Representation at FilmScene