Cult 80s horror SPOOKIES (1986) arrived on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK from 101 Films ( @101_films )

On 26th April 101 Films are releasing cult 80s horror SPOOKIES (1986) on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK, title 019 on the 101 Films Black Label. Produced by Michael Lee, founder of legendary video distributor VIPCO, the film’s tumultuous production history saw original co-writers/directors Brendan Faulkner and Thomas Doran and co-writer/producer Frank M. Farel fired, and Eugenie Joseph brought on board to shoot new scenes and re-edit the existing footage. The chaotic and deranged result has gone on to amass an army of devotees in the intervening years, attaining genuine cult status among horror fans. Among the additional content is a new version of feature-length documentary VIPCO: The Untold Story.

The initial run with slipcase and booklet, featuring newly-commissioned writing on the film, is limited to 3000 units

After their car breaks down, a group of travelers find themselves stranded in a remote part of New England.  After taking shelter in a spooky old mansion, complete with a graveyard, they discover a ouija board and decide to spend the night attempting to summon some spirits. But the group soon learns that playing with the forces of black magic isn’t fun and games, and it’s not long before they’re head-to-head with all sorts of demonic creatures, shape shifters, and other forms of evil, all of whom are more than happy to pick them off in the most gruesome of ways.

SPECIAL FEATURES

New audio commentary with FrightFest’s Paul McEvoy and filmmaker Sean Hogan

Limited edition booklet: Includes A Twisted History: Vipco, VHS and Spookies by Scott Harrison and Your Future Belongs to Us: Reaganite Terrors in Spookies by Liam Hathaway

Twisted Tale – The Unmaking of Spookies – a feature-length making-of documentary, including a commentary track with documentary co-directors Michael Gingold & Glen Baisley and extensive deleted scenes

VIPCO: The Untold Story, a brand new, extended version of the feature length documentary on much-loved UK film distributor VIPCO

2015 Alamo Drafthouse screening introductions with Spookies director Thomas Doran and co-writer/producer Frank M. Farel

Archival locations featurette with actor Peter Iasillo

Outtakes and bloopers

Behind the scenes still gallery

Theatrical trailer

You can preorder the film here https://101-films-store.com/products/spookies-1986-limited-edition?mc_cid=f5c8f9def7&mc_eid=947747f7f7

26th April

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