Spookers Trailer: A Documentary About New Zealand’s World Famous Horror Theme Park


The full line-up for the 2017 Hot Docs Film Festival was announced a couple of weeks ago and among the list of this year’s world premieres is a film called Spookers. Playing in the Nightvision program, this is a documentary about the biggest “scare park” in the Southern Hemisphere which is set in New Zealand’s supposedly haunted Kingseat Psychiatric Hospital. On the surface, it seems to resemble Michael Paul Stephenson’s The American Scream, but it also digs deeper into the psychology of many of the people who work there, some of whom are using it as a way to deal with their own real-life fears. Spookers is directed by Florian Habicht (Pulp: A Film About Life, Death and Supermarkets) and it premieres on April 30th at Hot Docs followed by a release in New Zealand later this year. Check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.

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  • adam

    looks like some real jay shit

  • Tommy

    As a Kiwi tough for me. Florian is a great film maker, but I always assumed Spookers was the lamest shit based on their ads.

  • Lori Cerny

    I will be over this – looks fun.

  • Matt the Kiwi

    Spookers is awesome fun – you should definitely check it out. Did a 5km run there a couple years back while being chased by zombies (ticked that off my bucket list).

  • Tommy