Friday, September 13, 2013

Living The American Scream

Yesterday, working on this years top secret Halloween project* and simultaneously wading through [a perfectly forgettable] documentary about the Mothman on Netflix, I came across a little gem of a documentary called "The American Scream". It was a recommendation for those who had made it all the way through this unnamed catastrophe of a film. Let's call it a "reward" for having gritted my teeth through that particular waste of digital celluloid...

I'd say that for any home haunter and, of course, the Halloween obsessed "American Scream" is a must. If the online forums aren't enough to fulfill your thirst for Halloween (which, let's face it, is it? Ever?) or can't quite quench that lonely, niggling only-haunter-in-my-neck-of-the-woods feeling (I'm with you on that one...), well this is for you. The documentary, the latest production from the Chiller network, focuses on three very different home haunts in Fairhaven, Massachusetts and the two months leading up to the big night October 31st. I laughed, I cried, I drooled over props, nodded my head in rabid agreement in multiples and I made two whole props after. Magic.

I'd heard whispers last year on Haunt Forum (which gets a nod in the movie, alongside Hauntcast Radio) of a documentary dedicated to home and yard haunters in the works and I'm not entirely sure if this is that one, but hey, even it is isn't I'll take it! If you have an hour and a half to spare this weekend, ditch the "Revenge" marathon for a bit and check it out. It's currently available to watch instantly on Netflix.

Check out the Official Trailer in the meantime.

*read as: "I'm too technologically fed up this year to mess with frequent updates"