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‘The American Scream’ Poster Premiere, UK Quads For ‘Shining’ Doc ‘Room 237’ & ‘Stitches’

Airing October 28 on Chiller is The American Scream, which also is premiering this weekend at the Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas (review forthcoming). AICN scored an exclusive first look at the one-sheet, also added below. From Best Worst Movie director Michael Stephenson, “Every Halloween, sleepy Fairhaven, Massachusetts erupts with the most ambitiously creative spookery in the world. Endless styrofoam tombstones and backyard beasts come courtesy of a few supremely dedicated local “home haunters” who’ve devoted their lives to the art of handmade monster making. The American Scream follows three of these horrific households to uncover the triumphs and tragedies that come with carrying the blackened banner of true Halloween spirit.

Also added is the UK quad poster for Room 237, IFC Midnight’s odd doc opening in the UK October 26. The one-sheet comes courtesy of Empire. “Room 237 is a subjective documentary that explores the numerous theories about the hidden meanings within Stanley Kubrick’s film The Shining. The film may be over 30 years old but it continues to inspire debate, speculation, and mystery. Five very different points of view are illuminated through voice over, film clips, animation and dramatic reenactments. Together they’ll draw the audience into a new maze, one with endless detours and dead ends, many ways in, but no way out.

Lastly, check out the UK quad for Stitches, directed by Conor McMahon. “The pic centers on Richard “Stitches” Grindle, a jaded workaday kids’ birthday clown, whose one-liners are witty in a way that’s just not for kids. He falls victim to a fatal party mishahp at the hands of a group of particularly nasty children. Years later, the group of now teenagers attend a party at which Stitches is the uninvited guest of honor, returning to avenge his untimely death.



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