When director Jon Schnitzer spoke to me over a year ago about a documentary about haunted houses my mind was blown. I absolutely love haunted houses and the guys over in the states always take it one step further. The closer you are to death, the more exciting these mazes become. But do some go too far?
Haunters: The Art of the Scare will document the lives of people who put their heart and soul into creating the most popular and spooky haunted houses. The documentary is slated for an October 3rd release just in time for Halloween.
Take a look at one of the trailers for Haunters below. I can’t wait to see it and with special guests in the documentary such as Slash from Guns and Roses i’m really looking forward to seeing their reactions through haunted mazes.
From the official press release:
HAUNTERS explores the rise of fear as entertainment and escapism, 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. Also featuring 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.
The documentary was directed and produced by Jon Schnitzer, who has directed and produced 3D art, VR and interactive experiences for Tim Burton, TASCHEN Books, YouTube RED Studios and President Obama’s 1st Halloween Party at The White House.
Schnitzer explains, “I was honored to have incredible access to film so many amazing haunters over so many years, but there was no way to fit them all into one movie. So, I decided to pack the Blu-ray with a ton of bonus features, as a big thank you to everyone who helped make Haunters a reality. I cut 7 featurettes as stand alone mini-documentaries that showcase the biggest names in the industry.”