This documentary was very insightful and educational.
The footage was educational and interesting and being able to see all the different Haunts from the film jumping one to another.
I love documentaries or any kind of video that highlights The Haunted Attraction Industry. I love how they refer to Haunts as artwork because it more often than not contains spectacular artwork of one form or many others. It got me thinking of how true that is, and how most people would not see or believe that, but it is true just ask those who create the reality by art and performances. It takes so much to create and to man a haunt including the skill, time, effort, energy, creativity, persistence, hard work, blood, sweat, tears, anxiety, recruiting, and money to mention a few necessities that do go into these haunts to make them a reality if even just for one night a year. They work all year on planning, purchasing, designing, building and creating these awesome walkthrough
sets with so much heart, detail, and work it is absolutely beautiful
and inspiring to see and to dream of creating one for your own.
Some haunters, have had little or no experience in making Professional Haunt sets or they have been doing it for years since they were young. It takes all types of people to just do it and make it look like they have been doing it for years and even
like something Disney or Universal Studios. Some are even self-taught
so watch youtube or look for help on the world wide web.
I love hearing the stories and getting to learn about some of these amazing haunters and what they do, what they been through with some of their struggles, how they got started, and how they love what they do, and are so driven and committed to their craft. I really liked how they showed they are human just like you and me and how these
haunters are kind, caring individuals and are not some kind
of evil, horrific monsters. It nice to see the humanity they show and
how most of them have even helped charities in their community.
Sadly, there are some "Haunts" that are what they call "extreme haunts" and they are not at all the same or anything remotely like any well-done responsible Haunted Attraction; they are more intense, hardcore, involve actual touching and they may even cause patrons actual harm -- they are not the same as haunts done for fun for all. Some of these "extreme haunts" are giving regular Haunts a bad name
and making a negative name on the haunt industry.
This Documentary is one of my favorites and
I admire and look up to these amazing Haunters and everything they do!
You wonderful talented Haunters are amazing and inspiring to young Haunters like me and I am so grateful for all you have done and do! You all make a positive impact on your community and I would even say the world. I wish the AZ community was more like your communities. A fair bit of AZ is not as friendly and accepting and helpful to other haunters, but maybe it can and hopefully it will change and become more welcoming and accepting to all who wish to haunt responsibly.
Speaking of young Haunters, I love the young man who is living his dream and doing what he loves and seeing what the future has for haunts. It was nice to see the other seasoned haunters talk about him and what he is doing and how he is the future and how with technology and everything we have now available that the industry going to change and take off even more. I do hope some of the old tricks and ways used before will stay as well. It is great to see this young man and to hear his parents talk about him and how proud they are and how they support him. I hope more parents see this and if their kids are the same, that they will hopefully help and support there kids choices and dreams whether they wish to be a haunter or something else it is what they
want to be. I thought that was put in a good place in the
documentary -- towards the end -- to end it with the future.
I started doing haunts at 15 years old and now I am in my twenties and my life's dream and goal is to have a haunted attraction and use it to make a difference in the world, like Sydney Neal did with Rocky Point Haunted House for over 20 years and the one haunt that saved my life was in AZ called "The Haunting Haunted House". I hope everyone that sees this documentary will learn more about haunts and how much goes into them and how not all Haunters are mean, evil, scary, out to get rich people, but kind, caring, out for fun for all, gifted people like you and the only difference is
that they truly LOVE Halloween and they are amazing people.
The only thing that I could say that needs improvement in this documentary is the inclusiveness and the diversity of haunts in this state and even in other states in the USA showing more of the differences in the United States and in the communities in those states. That is the only thing I think would be great to see,
so I hope there will be a next time including more diversity.
So if you have not seen Epic Home Haunts please do; it is a must see and who knows -- you might even get bit by the haunt bug yourself. Happy Haunting!
I give it a 10 out of 10.