The American Scream

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Documentary
Production: Brainstorm Media
  1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
6.9
Rotten Tomatoes:
100%
NOT RATED
Year:
2012
91 min
Website
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HAUTING MUSIC:

>> ALL RIGHT.

I WILL OPEN THE BAGS.

I'LL GIVE IT TO YOU WITH THA CANDY IN IT.

>> THESE BAGS ARE TINY.

>> YES, THEY ARE. HOLD ON.

>> I'M GONNA TAKE THEM OUT.

>> BUT YOU KNOW WHAT?

I DON'T THINK THESE WILL FIT IN.

NOPE. THESE WON'T FIT IN.

YOU CAN GIVE THEM TO THE KIDS IN

SCHOOL.

>> OKAY.

>> I'LL PUT ONE OF THESE IN,

OKAY?

>> MY DAD LOVES HALLOWEEN.

WE DECORATE THE HOUSE A LOT.

WE PUT UP DRAWINGS, AND WE EVEN

DRINK FROM HALLOWEEN CUPS ALL

THE TIME -- PLATES, CUPS.

WE ALWAYS HAVE THE HAUNTED

HOUSE, FIRST OF ALL.

MY DAD -- HE WORKS, LIKE, ALL

YEAR ON IT.

>> 11 CIRCLES.

One, two, three, four, five...

>> HE'S NOT INTO SPORTS.

HE'S NOT INTO CAMPING.

EVERYBODY HAS SOMETHING THA THEY LIKE.

THIS IS HIS SOMETHING.

>> I JUST STARTED FEELING LIKE

THIS IS SOMETHING THAT I'M

EXTREMELY GOOD AT.

I DON'T UNDERSTAND MY REASONING.

IT CERTAINLY SATISFIES SOME

DESIRE THAT I HAVE.

AND IT CAN'T BE DONE AT ANY

OTHER TIME.

IT'S HALLOWEEN, OR IT'S NOTHING.

>> SOMETIMES I THINK HE GOES

OVERBOARD, BUT THE OVERBOARD IS

JUST HIM TRYING TO GET IT TO BE

PERFECT OR DIFFERENT OR UNIQUE.

>> MOST PEOPLE MAY NOT EVEN

NOTICE LITTLE DETAILS, BUT I

NOTICE, AND I JUST WANT IT TO

LOOK PROFESSIONAL.

IF YOU CAN SEE IT IN ANYBODY'S

BACKYARD, THEN WHAT'S THE POIN OF COMING TO MINE?

>> IT'S LIKE AN EXTENSION OF

HIM.

HALLOWEEN IS JUST THE BEST WAY

TO LET IT OUT.

>> I'M HOPING THIS WILL BE A NEW

MASTERPIECE...

'CAUSE I GOT THIS GARGOYLE THA I MADE YEARS AGO, AND OVER THE

YEARS, I'VE DONE DIFFEREN THINGS, AND IT ALWAYS GOES BACK

TO THAT GARGOYLE.

EVERYBODY WANTS TO BUY THA THING OR TAKE PICTURES WITH I OR SOMETHING.

I THOUGHT THAT SPIDER LAST YEAR

WAS GONNA TOP IT, BUT NOPE.

IT'S A HOBBY FOR A LOT OF MY

FRIENDS.

BUT FOR ME, IT'S A BIT MORE THAN

THAT.

I JUST FEEL LIKE IT'S WHAT I

SHOULD BE DOING.

CAN YOU DO ME A FAVOR?

>> WHAT?

>> THE EYEBALLS UPSTAIRS.

>> OH, YEAH.

>> THANK YOU.

[ DRILL WHIRRING ]

IT'S GONNA BE AN ANIMATED PROP.

ONE OF THE PROBLEMS WITH THE

PROP I USED LAST YEAR -- I REQUIRED A CHARACTER ACTOR.

AND THIS WAY, I DON'T HAVE TO

WORRY ABOUT ANYBODY GETTING

TIRED OR NOT SHOWING UP.

ALL RIGHT, I JUST NEED TO MAKE

SURE THE GREEN ONES ARE HERE.

BLUE, BLUE.

GREEN, GREEN.

THESE ARE THE ONES I NEED.

I'VE BEEN IN THE HOUSE FOR 18

YEARS, AND I'VE BEEN

HOME-HAUNTING SINCE THEN.

THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO PUT THOSE

PUMPKINS OUT THERE OR MAYBE

LITTLE DECORATIONS.

THEY'RE CELEBRATING.

I WOULDN'T CALL THEM HOME

HAUNTERS.

A HOME HAUNTER IS JUST SOMEBODY

WILLING TO GO THAT EXTRA MILE.

WE STARTED OUT REALLY SMALL.

WE STARTED OUT WITH ONE PROP,

AND THEN, NEXT YEAR, ADDED

ANOTHER PROP.

WE DIDN'T GET CRAZY WITH THE

WALK-THROUGH UNTIL ABOUT EIGH YEARS AGO.

THE MORE I LEARN, THE BETTER MY

PROPS GET.

IT LIVES. [ LAUGHS ]

SOME OF MY OLDER PROPS -- I LOOK

AT THEM, AND I JUST -- I HATE

THEM.

[ LAUGHS ]

>> WHY ARE YOU MAKING IT PINK?

>> I'M TRYING TO MAKE IT RED.

ACTUALLY, I MIGHT NEED SOME

BLACK, TOO.

>> IT'S RED AND WHITE.

YOU'RE GONNA GET PINK.

>> ALL RIGHT.

THEN, WHAT I NEED YOU TO DO...

>> WHAT?

>> YOU KNOW THAT BOX OF PAINTS

YOU WERE USING TO PAINT YOUR

DOLLS?

>> YEP.

>> KATHERINE, MY OLDER ONE --

SHE IS INTO IT.

I MEAN, SHE REALLY ENJOYS IT.

I MEAN, I HAVE PICTURES OF

KATHERINE SITTING ON THE COUCH,

HOLDING A SKELETON'S HAND.

I MEAN, SHE WAS SMALL.

SHE RAN OVER, GAVE IT A HUG, AND

SAT DOWN NEXT TO IT.

AND I'M LIKE, "HOW MANY OTHER

KIDS YOU KNOW ARE GONNA DO

THAT?"

>> I MAKE THESE FOR MY ROOM IN

THE HAUNTED HOUSE.

WE BUY THEM AT YARD SALES AND

STUFF AND RIP THEM UP AND PU BLOOD ON THEM.

I DON'T LIKE BARBIES.

I LOVE DESTROYING THEM.

[ CHUCKLES ]

HE SAYS THAT SOMETIMES PEOPLE

MIGHT NOT NOTICE EVERY SINGLE

DOLL I DO, BUT THE FACT THAT I

HAVE ALL THESE DISTORTED DOLLS,

AND NOT EVERY DETAIL WILL

MATTER, BUT IT MATTERS TO US,

THE DETAIL WE PUT INTO IT.

WE THINK IT'S GOOD, SO HE THINKS

IT'S WORTH THE EFFORT.

>> I THINK THEY'RE GROWING UP

KIND OF ODD.

IT'S THE ARTISTIC POINT OF VIEW.

I THINK THAT'S GOOD, BUT BEING

AROUND SKELETONS AND ALL THIS

STUFF.

AND THEY'RE NOT SCARED AT ALL.

>> SHE JUST GETS IT.

SHE UNDERSTANDS THAT IT'S ALL

FAKE, IT'S ALL PRETEND.

THE FIRST YEAR SHE DID IT, SHE

WAS 6 YEARS OLD, AND SHE WAS

JUST GREAT FROM THE VERY

BEGINNING.

>> SHE STAYED THE WHOLE NIGHT.

SHE HAD A GREAT TIME.

SHE SCARED EVERYBODY THAT WEN IN THAT ROOM.

SHE WAS LOVING IT.

>> SHE'S GOT A PASSION FOR I JUST LIKE I DO.

GWEN -- NOT SO MUCH.

>> MY SISTER, GWEN -- SHE LIKES

CHRISTMAS.

SHE'D PUT THAT IN FRONT OF

HALLOWEEN, AND I DON' UNDERSTAND THAT.

SHE LOVES ANIMALS.

SHE IS AWESOME WITH ANIMALS.

SHE SHOULD BE A VET WHEN SHE

GROWS UP.

SHE SAYS SHE'LL BE IN IT THIS

YEAR.

I HOPE SO 'CAUSE SHE'S GONNA BE

IN THE ROOM NEXT TO MINE.

>> I'M WORKING ON GWENDOLYN'S

COSTUME.

SHE'S AGREED TO BE IN THE

HAUNTED HOUSE THIS YEAR.

FIRST YEAR SHE'S BEEN OUTSIDE

IT.

>> YEAH, I'VE BEEN IN FRONT WITH

MY DAD.

>> BUT YOU'RE GONNA BE IN THE

HAUNTED HOUSE WITH ME THIS YEAR,

SO I'M EXCITED.

>> YAY. I'M WITH YOU.

[ CELLPHONE RINGING ]

>> HEY, ANN. HOW YOU DOING?

ARE YOU GOOD WITH WEDNESDAY?

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