Every Halloween, sleepy Fairhaven, Massachusetts erupts with the most ambitiously creative spookery in the world. Endless styrofoam tombstones and backyard beasts come courtesy of a few supremely dedicated local "home haunters" who've devoted their lives to the art of handmade monster-making. THE AMERICAN SCREAM follows three of these horrific households to uncover the triumphs and tragedies that come with carrying the blackened banner of true Halloween spirit.
- Michael Paul Stephenson
- Victor Bariteau, Manny Souza, Rick Brodeur, Matthew Brodeur
Though not must-see cinema, it is entertaining and affecting.Ernest Hardy, Village Voice, 10.19.2012
We discover that the haunted house hobby has inspired a small industry, annual conventions and inspirational talks by haunters.Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, 10.24.2012