Australian Perspectives ACMI Presents


M Scroll to content

“ the film’s heart is the performers’ personal stories about their own struggles – with health, self-confidence, relationships, sexuality, mental illness – and the catharsis and connections they’ve found in their work.”

Welcome to Spookers, NZ's number one haunted attraction. The haunted house and "freaky forest" are populated by a posse of killer clowns and zombie brides, whose mission it is to terrorise visitors every Friday and Saturday night.

But under the layers of make-up, the "scare-actors" are a ragtag group who have built a supportive community. Some have left conservative careers, while others have emerged from painful pasts and traumas.

Directed by Florian Habicht (Pulp: A Film About Life, Death and Supermarkets), this Australian/Kiwi co-production takes us on a tour of the ins and outs of working at the attraction. Offering great insight into the people who work there, Spookers is at once horrifying, heartbreaking and hilarious.