Haunters: The Art of the Scare
Directed by Jon Schnitzer
A mind-blowing documentary about how haunted houses for Halloween have spawned a controversial subculture of full-contact terror simulations. Go inside the most notorious extreme haunt in the world and ask yourself - how far is too far?
A mind-blowing documentary about how haunted houses for Halloween have spawned a controversial subculture of full-contact terror simulations.
Cast: Jason Blum, John Murdy, Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska, Russ McKamey
I thought this was a great look at the haunt industry but specifically the extreme haunt industry. I was just hoping for a little more about haunt acting.
I've got nothing against extreme haunts, and I resent the people who are whining about them and calling the cops and building inspectors, etc. I think the extreme haunt owners should exercise some common sense restraint before they eff things up for the rest of us. But I digress. Because of the title of this documentary, I was expecting it to be more about haunters and the haunt craft. I don't mind that it mentioned and discussed extreme haunts. I was disappointed that the film focused on extreme haunts. It felt like the title was misleading.
amazing documentary, thanks to this i have decided to become a scare actor next year.
Great documentary. The Manor is a legitimate legend at this point and we'll never see anything like it again, whether you consider that a good thing or a bad thing... that's up to you. I find Russ as a person fascinating. On another note, that guy's mum and brothers abused him as a child and he should have been removed from the home. If you see this man, I'm sorry for what happened to you and I'm glad you've made the best out of life and impressed that you've been able to forgive, get past all that and still maintain relationships with them after all that.
a really fun & interesting (though not really "mind-blowing") documentary. i appreciated that this movie showed both sides of extreme haunts - the enthusiasm and artistry involved in creating the haunts as well as the extreme and possibly traumatic aspects. it's really a series of interviews rather than a traditional style documentary, which is a cool way of framing the experiences of creating, working at, and visiting haunted houses. definitely worth watching