Of all of the bizarre horror films made in the 1980s, Spookies easily ranks among the weirdest. Produced by Michael Lee, founder of the adored UK home video distributor VIPCO, the film became a fan favorite thanks to its expertly rendered creature effects and notorious for its bizarre production history in which its original creators, co-writers/directors Brendan Faulkner & Thomas Doran and co-writer/producer Frank M. Farel, were fired and replaced by Eugenie Joseph, who added new scenes and re-edited the previously shot footage, resulting in the legendary oddity Spookies has become. Vinegar Syndrome proudly brings Spookies to Blu-ray for the first time, newly restored in 4K from its long lost original negative and including a brand new, feature-length ‘making of’ documentary, charting its incredible and often unbelievable production history.
TWISTED TALE: THE UNMAKING OF “SPOOKIES,” a feature-length documentary by RUE MORGUE writer Michael Gingold and Glen Baisley, featuring never-before-seen footage and photos and interviews with Faulkner, Farel, Cecilia Doran (art director and Thomas’ wife), actors Anthony Valbiro and Nick Gionta, cinematographer Ken Kelsch, creature/makeup effects creators John Dods, Gabe Bartalos and Vincent Guastini, journalist Max Evry and more, with audio commentary by Gingold and Baisley and extensive deleted scenes
VIPCO—THE UNTOLD STORY, a feature-length documentary on the notorious UK home video label, including extended interview footage with Michael Lee (founder of VIPCO) and a trailer
2015 Alamo Drafthouse screening introductions with SPOOKIES director Thomas Doran and co-writer/producer Frank M. Farel
Q&A from a 2015 Hudson Horror Show screening with actor Peter Iasillo, actor Anthony Valbiro and on-set journalist Tom Sciacca
Archival locations featurette with actor Peter Iasillo
Pinreel outtakes and bloopers
Behind-the-scenes still gallery
Reversible cover artwork with new artwork by Gary Pullin
English SDH subtitles
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