Stephen Lackey’s Family of Fear, a feature-length documentary bringing viewers behind-the-scenes of Arx Mortis, one of the country’s largest haunted attractions, is debuting exclusively on iTunes October 23rd.
The 50,000 square foot attraction in Killeen, Alabama is notorious for its terrifying chills, but what visitors may not see is what – and who – makes this living nightmare tick.
“Bathed in blood and in search of screams, the members of this “family” don’t work at the haunt for money: they work solely for the scares and the support of one another. Their stories are all sadly similar — many have suffered bullying due to their uniqueness in the small southern towns surrounding Arx Mortis. Others suffer with depression or other challenges, and have no real community or family support system to help.
“Coming off a season of family struggles and bad reviews they are determined to make a comeback and rediscover what brings them all together, and why they call themselves a haunt family. After all, the family that scares together, stays together in this feature-length documentary that’s surprisingly funny, shockingly scary, and meaningfully poignant.”