The American Scream (L.A. PREMIERE, director in person!)

Co-presented by Chiller TV

Winner of Best Documentary Feature at Fantastic Fest 2012 — from the director of Best Worst Movie! Chances are you’ve come across one in your lifetime. Your neighbor, your co-worker, even someone in your family might be one. Months of their planning, designing and building leads up to a single night of terror — one that’s over in the blink of an eye. These people are “home haunters”. Every Halloween, the sleepy town of Fairhaven, MA erupts with endless styrofoam tombstones, backyard beasts and the most ambitiously creative spookery in the world, thanks to a few supremely dedicated local “haunters” devoted to the art of handcrafted monster-making. Michael Stephenson’s brand-new documentary The American Scream follows three of these horrific homesteads, to uncover the triumphs and tragedies that come with carrying the blackened banner of true Halloween spirit — and to revel in the artists’ collective genius, bred from the love of scaring the pants off their friends and neighbors. Michael Paul Stephenson will be here for a Q&A after the film — and stick around for an afterparty on Cinefamily’s backyard Spanish patio!
Dir. Michael Stephenson, 2012, HD presentation, 90 min.

Watch the trailer for “The American Scream”!