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Theatrical Dates For THE AMERICAN SCREAM!

The huge hit from Fantastic Fest hits theaters this month!

Theatrical Dates For THE AMERICAN SCREAM!

THE AMERICAN SCREAM was a huge hit at Fantastic Fest, warming audience hearts and garnering tons of praise for its sweet portrayal of a few haunted house obsessives living in Massachusetts. The film comes out on the Chiller Network on October 28, but you can see it in theaters this month too - just in time for Halloween! Read on for the press release:


Los Angeles, Calif. – Wednesday, October 4, 2012 – Magic Stone Productions (Magic Stone) and Brainstorm Media along with Chiller Films are pleased to announce that their feature length documentary The American Scream, called “a warm, emotional and touching documentary” (Eric Vespe, Ain’t It Cool News), will open in theaters during October in the following locations and theaters, and will also be available through in cities where it does not have a current theatrical engagement.

October 5 – Hollywood Theater (Portland, OR)

October 5 – Music Box Theater (Chicago, IL)

October 6 – The Grand Illusion Cinema (Seattle, OR)

October 13 & 14 – The Cinefamily (Los Angeles, CA) with Director Michael Paul Stephenson in person

October 16 – Roxie Theater (San Francisco, CA)

October 19 – Coolidge Corner Theater (Boston, MA)

October 20 – Nitehawk Cinema (Brooklyn, NY)

November 9-14 – Alamo Drafthouse (Austin and Houston, TX)

*The film will continue to play in theaters and film festivals throughout the next few months. For additional screening information please visit The American Scream Facebook page

*Please check theater listings for full run dates and times

The American Scream is also available through, a platform that allows people to choose the films they want to see at theater and create their own screenings for their community. Go here to request a screening in your town – (note, the film will not be available through Tugg where there are current theatrical engagements).

The American Scream is the latest documentary from director Michael Paul Stephenson, following his critically acclaimed Best Worst Movie. The world premiere of The American Scream took place at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas where it was heralded as “enormously uplifting” (Matt Barone, Complex) and received the award for Best Picture in the Documentary Features category.

The American Scream is a touching documentary that follows three Halloween-obsessed households as they transform their homes into neighbor-terrifying supernatural wonderlands.  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 screening at The Cinefamily on October 13 will be the Los Angeles premiere of the film with an encore screening on October 14.  Both Los Angeles screenings will have director Michael Paul Stephenson in person to introduce the film and participate in post film Q&As.

The American Scream is an original documentary for NBCUniversal's Chiller network; it will premiere on Chiller on October 28 at 8pm EST. The film will also play at film festivals throughout October and November. For information on the film and tickets please visit



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