Spooky House

Overview

An old man and a young boy teach one another some lessons about magic and friendship in this adventure-comedy for all ages. Max Matt Weinberg is a fourth grader who has been having a tough time lately; his parents have died, and he's become the target of bullies at school. One night, not long before Halloween, Max and some friend at school are passing by a big house in the neighborhood that's said to be haunted, and they dare one another to find out who or what is inside. It turns out the spooky mansion is home ...
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Overview

An old man and a young boy teach one another some lessons about magic and friendship in this adventure-comedy for all ages. Max Matt Weinberg is a fourth grader who has been having a tough time lately; his parents have died, and he's become the target of bullies at school. One night, not long before Halloween, Max and some friend at school are passing by a big house in the neighborhood that's said to be haunted, and they dare one another to find out who or what is inside. It turns out the spooky mansion is home to The Great Zamboni Ben Kingsley, a once-famous magician who retired from the stage after he made his wife disappear during his act...and couldn't make her come back again. While Zamboni at first announces he'd rather be left alone, in time he and Max become friends, and with Zamboni's magical skills, Max learns how to stand up for himself, and together they foil a group of criminals. Spooky House also features Mercedes Ruehl; the film won the "Best of the Fest" and Children's Jury Award prizes at the 1999 Chicago International Children's Film Festival.
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Special Features

Widescreen (1.85:1); Dolby Digital EX 6.1; Theatrical trailer; 8 music videos
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/24/2006
  • UPC: 787364753994
  • Original Release: 2002
  • Rating:

  • Source: Bci / Eclipse
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 100,779

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ben Kingsley The Great Zamboni
Mercedes Ruehl Boss
Matt Weinberg Max
Jason Fuchs Yuri
Ronald Joshua Scott Beans
Simon Baker Prescott
Myles Ferguson Mike the Mouth
Katharine Isabelle Mona
Kyle Labine Dumb Dave
Chaz Monet Zoe
Carmen Moore Dawn Starr
Stephen Dimopoulos Boris
Yanna McIntosh Nicole
Technical Credits
William Sachs Director, Executive Producer, Producer, Screenwriter
James Beggs Asst. Director
Thomas Burstyn Cinematographer
Anthony Esposito Executive Producer, Producer
Paul Fouquet Casting
Kirk Friedman Executive Producer
Richard Houghton Executive Producer
Trish Keating Costumes/Costume Designer
Elissa Myers Casting
Ralph Parker Sound/Sound Designer
Jeremy Presner Editor
Hank Rifkin Co-producer
Margaret Sachs Screenwriter
Garry Schyman Score Composer
Kim Swartz Co-producer
Ian Thomas Production Designer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Spooky House
1. The Great Zamboni [5:52]
2. Secret Clubhouse [5:48]
3. Goat on a Rope [7:32]
4. The Spooky Guy [4:28]
5. Room Full of Dummies [6:03]
6. Raising the Dead [7:04]
7. Real Cool Stuff [5:45]
8. Little Gardner [4:45]
9. Magic Wand [7:01]
10. Story of Dawn [5:50]
11. Happy Halloween [6:51]
12. Dancing Skeleton [5:35]
13. Fun With Illusions [6:12]
14. Tinkle, Tinkle [6:42]
15. Mini Magician [3:57]
16. Max's Drawings [5:10]
17. Blue Rocket Ship [7:27]
18. End Credits [4:21]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Spooky House
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   Chapters
   Bonus Features
      Spooky House Trailer
      Music Videos
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         Spooky House - Boyz 'N' Girlz United
         It Happens to Us All - Jeff Young
         Get Your Hands Up - Tempest
         We Like to Party - Venga Boys
         Spooky Thang - Domino
         Oh Pray - Tempest
         Gimme What You Got - Calton Coffie
         Spooky Thang (Atomix Version) - Domino
   Audio Settings
      Dolby Digital Stereo
      Dolby Digital Surround EX 6.1
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Spooky House is a fun and magical film for the entire family

    Spooky House is great fun for the entire family with a loving positive message. The kids are adorable. Academy Award winning Ben Kingsley as 'The Great Zamboni' is true to form as is Academy Award winning Mercedes Ruehl as the campy 'Boss'. The music will keep your toes tapping and your children dancing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Soid, fun family movie. Rare

    Charming. Full of laughs and warm feelings. Little Max is a real star. Two academy award winners anchor a movie that has something for all ages. Go see, and take the kids!

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