The first trailer and poster for the haunted house documentary The American Scream have been released. The film comes from director Michael Paul Stephenson, who previously helmed the documentary Best Worst Movie which brilliantly looked at the cult following behind one of the worst films ever made, Troll 2. This time his subject is everyday Americans who go above and beyond every October to create their own haunted houses. It’s fascinating subject matter, and the trailer promises an intriguing look at people for whom creating haunted houses and scaring strangers is a genuine passion.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer and poster. The film will be opening at various limited theaters throughout October and November, but is also available through Tugg.com.
Last month, Fantastic Fest announced the first-wave of movies included in their line-up. Today, they’ve announced Wave Two, and there’s even more greatness on the way. The big name additions are Rian Johnson‘s Looper, the horror anthology The ABCs of Death, and the Ethan Hawke horror flick Sinister. While these are awesome films to have in the line-up and they’ll unquestionably pack the house, Fantastic Fest is all about finding the smaller genre flicks, and there are fifteen smaller movies in addition to the three I mentioned above. Add that to that the 18 movies in the first wave, and there’s already 36 movies to discover.
Hit the jump to check out the full second wave line-up. Fantastic Fest 2012 runs from September 20 – 27th.