Just outside of Auckland on the site of a former psychiatric facility is Spookers, New Zealand's number one haunted attraction. The haunted house and "freaky forest" are populated by a posse of killer clowns and zombie brides, who terrorise their visitors every Friday and Saturday night..
However, under the surface and the layers of make-up, the so-called "scare-actors" are a ragtag group who have built a supportive community. Some have left behind conservative careers paths, 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.