Director Michael Stephenson made a big splash a year or so back with Best Worst Movie, which looked at the enduring Troll 2 fanbase. Now he’s back to put his magnifying glass over another horror-centric lifestyle choice in The American Scream. The documentary is playing the ongoing Fantastic Fest in Austin and has made a big splash with its depiction of American families who prepare, and launch, their own local haunted houses.
And now Brad (Mr. Disgusting) writes in with his review. He feels like the doc goes through the numbers a bit but is ultimately wholly worthwhile. “While it lacks punch, there’s a profound sense of joy in watching these hard working individuals get the much-deserved spotlight they long for. Many want to be remembered, and Chiller has landed them an eternal place in horror lore.”
Click here for the full review! Chiller TV airs The American Scream on October 28th at 8PM ET.
For the past few years, I’ve hosted a bi-yearly bad movie night at my house. Originally started as an excuse to barbeque large quantities of chicken and drink a lot, it’s turned into an event that has me sometimes cramming over 40 people into my living room. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m a good cook, but the reason people kept coming back was because of my wide selection of God-awful films. In the beginning, the evening’s selections weren’t made until a few minutes prior to show time, but something peculiar happened the second or third time I had everyone over: they started requesting Troll 2. In fact, they didn’t just want to see it again; they demanded it. The Stuff, Killer Klowns from Outer Space, and its ilk were no longer good enough for my guests. My gatherings grew bigger and bigger each time after that, with friends inviting their friends over to get loaded and watch this disaster-piece of epic proportions.