According to the Internet Movie Database, there are three movies named Spooked: This 2004 entry starring Cliff Curtis ("... about the mysterious death of a New Zealander who happened upon international banking records after purchasing a used computer"), a 2005 short (about a teenager "spooked by a vision of his doppelganger") and what appears to be a 2006 made-for-SciFi Channel docudrama about paranormal activity at something called Waverly Hills Sanatorium. Which didn't stop a California company called Cinema Solutions, Inc., an English investor named Roderick Michell from wanting to make yet another movie named Spooked in 2008 -- this one, they claim, with help from men in Dallas who would help them find investors.
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But in court documents filed in Dallas federal court yesterday, Cinema Solutions and Michell allege their money men took off with their money -- a total of $2 million, which the suit says was to be used to raise an additional $8 million. The suit, posted on Courthouse News, alleges that Joseph E. Ashmore Jr. and Allan Clark transferred the $2 mil to a Chase account, then claimed to have raised the $8 mil but refuse to turn over any of the dough. So now they want their money back. I've left a message for Ashmore -- whose name might sound familiar, as the attorney who currently offices across the street from Unfair Park HQ served as a "respected former probate judge" in Dallas County from 1975 till his retirment in '86.