One of my favorite documentaries of 2009 was director Michael Stephenson’s Best Worst Movie. I find it funny, interesting, heartbreaking, and life-affirming all at once and, as a result, it’s one of the few docs that I find myself going back to again and again. With this anecdote in mind, we have received a press release today announcing that Stephenson will once again get behind the camera to direct an untitled feature documentary about homemade haunted houses and the people who love to create them. Growing up in the Midwest, I can remember patronizing a few homemade haunted houses in my day. That said, I love this concept as I can attest that the people who dedicate their time and resources to this endeavor are definitely characters all their own.
Per the press release, Stephenson will direct and produce the film alongside his wife Lindsay under their Magic Stone Productions banner. Meyer Shwarzstein of Brainstorm Media will co-produce the pic for NBC Universal while Alamo Drafthouse programmer Zack Carlson will act in a writer and associate producer capacity. You may remember Carlson’s name from our February report that he and Stephenson would team-up for the dark comedy Destroy. For a little more on this latest project, hit the jump for the full press release. Also, if you or someone you know is interested in being a part of the film, you can submit your story for consideration at the film’s official website.