The leaves are changing color and the air is starting to get crisp. Soon, haunted attractions across the world will open their doors and scare all those who are brave enough to enter. This year, you will be able to take a step behind the curtain and see what it takes to create these frightfully fun attractions. Premiering later this month at Fantastic Fest and hitting Blu-ray and digital on October 3rd is Haunters: The Art of the Scare. Directed by Jon Schnitzer, Haunters will take you behind the scenes of some of the most popular and terrifying haunted attractions in existence.
HAUNTERS: The Art Of The Scare is a heart-warming and heart-stopping documentary about how family-friendly haunted houses for Halloween have spawned a growing subculture of extreme horror simulations. What kind of person dedicates their life to turning other people’s nightmares into reality, and how far is too far? Explore the rise of terror as entertainment, by going behind-the-screams and into the lives of Shar Mayer, legendary scare actor, Donald Julson, a traditional boo-scare maze designer, and the infamous Russ McKamey, as he creates the most controversial full-contact haunt of all time… in his own backyard. Also featuring John Murdy (Universal Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights), Jon Braver (Delusion), Josh Randall (Blackout), Eric Lowther (Haunted Overload), Bruce Stanton (Reign of Terror), Sylvia & Jen Soska (American Mary & GSN’s HELLEVATOR), Jessica Cameron (Truth or Dare) and many more talented artists.
The documentary will feature interviews with John Murdy (Universal Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights), Jon Braver (Delusion), Josh Randall (Blackout), Eric Lowther (Haunted Overload), Bruce Stanton (Reign of Terror), Sylvia & Jen Soska (American Mary & GSN’s HELLEVATOR), Jessica Cameron (Truth or Dare) and many more talented artists.
Complete with 30 minutes of bonus featurettes, Haunters: The Art of the Scare is sure to deliver some fall fun. You can pre-order your copy here.