If Haunters: The Art of the Scare won you over, then might I recommend a new documentary playing on Shudder by the name of Spookers. Directed by Florian Habicht, the movie goes behind-the-scenes into New Zealand’s largest haunted house attraction, which also happens to be the most popular!
The documentary focuses on the people who make this haunted house come alive, who they are, and how their descent into horror ends up being an affirmation of life and joy. Just because they, and we, celebrate fear doesn’t mean that we don’t appreciate and cherish happiness.
You can watch the film on Shudder.
Florian Habicht’s (Pulp: A Film About Life, Death and Supermarkets) new documentary goes behind the scenes at New Zealand’s largest and most heavily attended scare park. As night falls at Spookers, dozens of seemingly ordinary people become freaks, zombies and chainsaw-wielding clowns. Every weekend come rain, hail or shine, this diverse group of amateur performers unite to terrify punters at the southern hemisphere’s largest scream park, situated in a former psychiatric hospital. Director Florian Habicht reveals the transformative and paradoxically lifesaving power of belonging to a community that celebrates fear.