A monster mash!
This is a confusing movie. It’s written and edited clumsily, which constantly compromises continuity. Our spatial perception of the main environment is affected negatively. Some parts feel like they should have been cut out. Eerie cemetery, creepy doll, creepy toy robot, revenants, a talking head in a box, Ouija board, adults in their forties partying like they’re teenagers; this is a busy script.
The effects range from interesting to amazing. They sure leave a long-lasting impression. The antagonists are ill-defined, and their magical powers are infinite. You haven’t seen a farting revenant allergic to wine until you’ve seen Spookies. As far as entertainment goes, this is the 1980s at their finest. It’s chaotic, nonsensical, badly acted, and it can be a guilty pleasure!
Ambition and imagination give life to the strangest creatures in 1986’s Spookies. Words can barely describe how hectic this film gets. Leave your brain at the door. You won’t need it. Don’t overthink it. It’s like five movies in one; well, two movies, technically, and they never converge. It’s like the creators just wanted to make a bunch of masks, make-up, and puppets, just because they could.