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Not Rated | | Documentary | 23 September 2012 (USA)
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An original documentary which follows three families in a small seaside town in Massachusetts as they prepare for their annual home made haunted houses. This story highlights their long ... See full summary »

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Michael Paul Stephenson (as Michael Stephenson)
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Cast overview:
Victor Bariteau Victor Bariteau ... Himself - Home Haunter
Tina Bariteau Tina Bariteau ... Herself - Victor's Wife
Gwen Bariteau Gwen Bariteau ... Herself - Victor's Daughter
Catherine Bariteau Catherine Bariteau ... Herself - Victor's Daughter
Manny Souza Manny Souza ... Himself - Home Haunter
Rick Brodeur Rick Brodeur ... Himself - Home Haunter
Matthew Brodeur Matthew Brodeur ... Himself - Home Haunter
Steve O'Connor Steve O'Connor ... Himself - Professional Haunter
David Lindblom David Lindblom ... Himself - Hauntforum.com
Lori Souza Lori Souza ... Herself - Manny's Wife
John Duggan John Duggan ... Himself - Victor's Friend
Barbara Bosworth Barbara Bosworth ... Herself - Matt's Friend
Nancy Bariteau Nancy Bariteau ... Herself - Victor's Mother
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An original documentary which follows three families in a small seaside town in Massachusetts as they prepare for their annual home made haunted houses. This story highlights their long journey from planning to opening day and cleanup until next year and the obstacles which face them during the process. Written by Me

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23 September 2012 (USA) See more »

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Fairhaven, Massachusetts, USA

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15 December 2018 | by popculturethoughtsSee all my reviews

Michael Paul Stephenson's lovingly assembled and perceptive documentary's impact goes beyond that of its central subject: Namely, it quickly establishes itself as a sympathetic, sensitive analysis of "home haunters" (which are described as people who make a tradition out of decorating their homes for Halloween) that's not limited to their aspirations but instead focuses on their families, goals and personal passions that have become guiding principles. It's really something special to witness, and will surely delight fans of Halloween, while fans of peculiar personalities like those found in 1975's classic "Grey Gardens" may find something to appreciate here as well.


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