On this episode of the Really Awful Movies Podcast, Spookies. Spookies is a 1986 American indie horror flick that has a lot of fans, despite its total ineptness.
The film was directed by Brendan Faulkner and Thomas Doran (and probably several others). The plot, such as it is, follows a lost kid and a group of folks looking to party.
They find an abandoned, sprawling mansion and decide to explore. Inside, there’s an aging, decrepit warlock who needs souls to keep his young bride alive.
A teen boy, Billy, is running away from home ’cause his folks forgot his birthday. This a pretty pointless plot device, but anyway…
He encounters a drifter, who is violently killed after the two make awkward banter.
Billy stumbles on an old mansion where a room is decorated for birthday celebrations. Thinking it is a surprise by his parents, he opens a present to discover…(no spoilers here!!). He’s attacked by a werecat with a hook for a hand, and that’s that.
At the same time, a group of teenagers and some older adults come across the mansion intending to have a party, believing the mansion to be abandoned. They discovered a Ouija board and start to play.
However, the warlock is pissed. And that’s when shit started going down.
BadMovies.org said, “The center of the movie chronicles people stumbling through a very dark house. Every so often a creature or ghost menaces the disarrayed cast, but the audience’s chief enemy is the lack of lighting.”