Scream in the New Year with the award-nominated haunted attraction doc.
You guys nominated director Jon Schnitzer’s Haunters: The Art of the Scare as one of the five best indie horror films of the year in the Bloody Disgusting Reader’s Choice Awards (vote now!), and we were nodding along in agreement with you on that one.
In her 4-star review here on Bloody, Kalyn wrote that Haunters is “a fascinating descent into the world of horror-themed attractions,” calling it one of 2017’s don’t miss films.
Today we’re excited to exclusively debut the news that Haunters: The Art of the Scare is headed to Netflix, set to go up for instant streaming on January 2, 2018!
“We produced HAUNTERS for under $100,000,” Schnitzer told us. “I feel so honored that our indie documentary played to sold out crowds at Fantastic Fest, Beyond Fest and has been nominated for Bloody Disgusting’s Reader’s Choice award for Best Indie Film! And now, after 4 years of production, I’m so thrilled that we’re about to unleash Haunters to a massive audience on Netflix.”
“Haunters is a documentary about how haunted houses for Halloween have spawned a growing subculture of extreme “full contact” terror simulations. But 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.
Russ McKamey makes you sign a waiver to enter McKamey Manor, an 8 hour extreme haunt where you face your worst fears from being waterboarded to covered in tarantulas! And there is NO safe word. You’re trapped! He only allows you to leave after he has captured all of your true reactions of terror on film for his own YouTube horror movies.
HAUNTERS features interviews with notable horror filmmaker Jason Blum (producer of The Purge, Insidious, Split, Get Out) 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), Margee Keer (sociologist and author of SCREAM: Chilling Adventures in the Science of Fear) and the creators of the most famous traditional and extreme haunts in the world.
This documentary also has a killer soundtrack with songs from Dead Man’s Bones (Ryan Gosling & Zach Shields who’s also from the band Night Things and co-writer of the films Krampus and the upcoming Godzilla), Emptyset, Original Score by Jonathan Snipes (ROOM 237 & The Nightmare), Original Score by Alexander Burke (has recorded with Fiona Apple, David Lynch and Mr. Little Jeans) and Neil Baldock (recorded with Kanye West, Radiohead and Wilco).”