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Countdown to Halloween - The American Scream (2012)

1 October 2013 11:22 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

To countdown to this year's Halloween, Luke Owen reviews a different horror film every day of October. First up - documentary, The American Scream...

After the cult success of Best Worst Movie, Michael Stephenson returns with the Louis-Theroux style documentary The American Scream, following the lives of people obsessed with Halloween and the scaring that comes with it.

The movie focuses on three families within in the same neighbourhood who all share the same passion - redecorating their abodes on October 31st to become haunted houses which their neighbours can then come and visit. Stephenson doesn't shy away from the eccentricity of his subjects, nor does he gloss over the fact that this can be a very expensive and damaging hobby - to both the families and bank balances.

Stephenson carefully chooses his subjects to show three different sides to the art of being a haunter. Arguably the film is centred around Victor, »

- luke-o

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