HAUNTERS The Movie is a documentary about the visionaries who create some of today's most controversial interactive horror attractions and what the increasing demand for "full contact" extreme experiences tells us about society and the psychology of scaring people.
This is the first feature film to expose audiences to the sub-culture of extreme horror attractions and to uncover the reasons behind America's increasing obsession with haunted houses and the demand for truly immersive entertainment.
We filmed hundreds of hours of behind-the-scenes and personal footage of professional and home-haunters, their families, the monsters, the fans who love them, horror icons, and scientists as they conduct an experiment to discover why we love to scare and be scared.
Jon Schnitzer, Director / Producer of HAUNTERS The Movie, gained exclusive access to the most popular, theatrical and shocking haunts in America including: Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights, Knott's Scary Farm, McKamey Manor, Delusion, Blackout and more...
Jon Schnitzer is co-owner of The Brain Factory, a production company that creates immersive and interactive experiences for pop culture icons, publications and historic celebrations such as Tim Burton, Taschen Books, The Annenberg Foundation, Legacy Special Effects and more.
HAUNTERS The Movie is the first feature film production by The Brain Factory.