Premiering at Fantastic Fest this month and then hitting Blu-ray and digital on October 3, director Jon Schnitzer’s fan-funded documentary Haunters: The Art of the Scare invites you deeper into the subculture of haunted attractions than ever before with unprecedented access to some of the most terrifying haunts in the world.
In this sneak peek clip, producer Jason Blum and filmmakers Jen & Sylvia Soska talk about the roles that social media and safe words play in the haunt experience.
Check out the exclusive clip below, along with everything you need to know.
“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.”
The doc also features interviews with 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.