I guess a director off their game, played here by George Clooney, actually can sap the charm out of Coen brothers movie.
I was sold this movie as another in the tradition of ripping off Gremlins, much like a Critters, a Ghoulies, or even a Munchies.
Spookies is so much more than that. It contains almost every 80's trope, and creature, you can thinks of. It's almost a perfect time capsule of all horror from the period.
Featuring zombies, ghouls, sorcerers, pint-sized goblins, exploding grim reapers, muck men, demon possession, and vengeful brides, Spookies is impossibly entertaining in a stew-like manner. The equivalent of horror bubble and squeak.