Spookers

Past Event22 Jul - 26 Jul

Spookers

No longer available

The Civic

Film

Zombie brides, baby-killing banshees and psycho-killer clowns are all family in director Florian Habicht’s fanciful and funny documentary portrait of Spookers, the popular theme park occupying the former Kingseat Psychiatric Hospital.

 

Ex-sheep farmers Beth and Andy Watson along with daughter Julia are the down-to-earth proprietors of the sprawling four-location destination where multifarious fiends lie in wait to scare the bejeezus out of tens of thousands of screaming customers every year.

 

In Habicht’s enchanted view, the Watsons run a family business in more senses than one. The actors he interviews have never had as much entertainment in their lives as creating havoc as Spookers, nor found such camaraderie or reinforcement as in letting their demonic fantasies run riot.

 

Bringing in his own art department and some cute lo-fi FX, Habicht cements the effect, casting their horror-show personae in florid dream scenarios. Former patients worry that Spookers promotes the unhelpful notion that psychiatric illness is a terrifying thing, but there seems little doubt for Habicht or the current inhabitants: Kingseat under the Watsons’ watch is better for the nation’s mental health than it ever was before.

 

Revealing, funny and sometimes deeply moving…  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.” — Sydney Film Festival


 

Visit nziff.co.nz to see the full schedule of films on at the 2017 New Zealand International Film Festival. 

 

Ticket Pricing

Sat 22 Jul, 8.45 pm

Service fees apply. Ticketmaster is the official ticketing agent for all ticketed events at Auckland Live.

Early Bird Full (purchased before 20 July)
$17.50
Full (purchased from 20 July)
$18.50
Film Society / Film Industry Guilds *
$15.50
Community Service Card *
$15.50
Student *
$15.50
Senior (60+)
$12.50
Children (15 and under)
$12.50

Wed 26 Jul, 3.45 pm

Service fees apply. Ticketmaster is the official ticketing agent for all ticketed events at Auckland Live.

Full
$15.00
Senior (60+)
$12.50
Children (15 and under)
$12.50

Ten-Trip Pass

Service fees apply. Ticketmaster is the official ticketing agent for all ticketed events at Auckland Live.

 

The Ten-Trip Pass consists of a unique code that can be used to purchase tickets to any screening (subject to seat availability) excluding 3D films, Special Events, and Live Cinema performances.

Passes can be purchased and redeemed for tickets in advance online, via the phone or at the Aotea or The Civic box offices. Passes can also be redeemed on the day at all venues, subject to seat availability. When you purchase your pass you will receive the unique code. 

Please note, this will be emailed the next business day if you purchase online. (The code is issued immediately when purchased at the Box Office or via the phone). Your code will enable you to redeem your pass for tickets to individual sessions. Once all ten tickets have been redeemed, the code will expire.

Ten-Trip Pass
$155.00

Concession Discounts

Students, Film Society members, Industry Guild members and Community Service Card holders are entitled to purchase one ticket per session at the discount rate. Student/Membership /CSC ID is required – please ensure you bring it with you to the venue to present to staff on request; failure to do so will result in the full price being charged for attendance. Film Society “Three Film Sampler” holders are not entitled to the concession discount.

 

Please note: We are unable to accept any vouchers unless marked NZIFF 2017.