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.

Located on the site of a former psychiatric hospital near Auckland, ‘scream park' Spookers has been scaring the living daylights out of visitors since 2005. Dressing up and playing psycho clowns, corpses and chainsaw-wielding maniacs is all in a day's work for Spookers' talented and super-enthusiastic performers. But what draws someone to this line of work, and what are their own fears, hopes and dreams? The answers are revealing, funny and sometimes deeply moving. Complete with beautiful fantasy sequences and made with a huge heart, Spookers is another feather in the cap of gifted Berlin-born, New Zealand-based filmmaker Florian Habicht (Pulp, SFF 2014). If ever there was a Freak Me Out ‘family film', this is it.

Festival guest: Florian Habicht

Share the creepy love at Spookers and come dressed up as your favourite horror character: can your zombie bride, killer clown, painted corpse or possessed child out-scare the professionals on screen? Best costume wins a door prize!


Screens with: Do No Harm
Wheelchair Access
Group 10+  (Minimum: 10 tickets)
Youth 15+ (15-17)
Ferve Tickets

Florian Habicht

New Zealand, Australia

82 mins




Florian Habicht, Peter O'Donoghue, Veronica Gleeson

Nick Batzias, Lani-rain Feltham, Suzanne Walker,Virginia Whitwell

Grant Adams

Peter O'Donoghue


Horror, International Documentaries, Freak Me Out

Distributor: Madman Entertainment