Family of Fear
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In the months leading up to October, up to 200 volunteers come together to run one of the best haunted attractions in America. Arx Mortis in Killen, Alabama (population 972) brings together people of all ages and walks of life to scare the bejeebers out of its patrons.
However, after a string of successful seasons, the haunt finds itself reeling from a weak season littered with poor reviews. In this story, the family has to come together again even stronger than before to bring the haunt back to its former glories.
With the help of a 50,000 sq. ft. Halloween attraction, this small town group of ragtag misfits find inclusion and community in the scariest of places - and learn to lean on each other after years of dealing with bullying and depression.
In the spookiest of seasons, they come together, not just to create scares but to laugh and cry with each other because as they say no matter what...
“That’s what WE do.”
Family of Fear shares the story of a group of people brought together by their love of haunted houses. They come to scare people. Some come from broken homes, are bullied in school, have depression, loneliness and other concerns. But in the Arx Mortis haunted house they found a family. This documentary is about finding inclusion and community in one of the scariest places in the USA.
2018 | 91 mins | SDH subtitles
a FORCONE FILMS presentation of FAMILY OF FEAR directed by STEPHEN LACKEY produced by STEPHEN LACKEY, ZACH MARTIN, ADA SANCHEZ, MIKE YOUNG director of photography ZACH MARTIN edited by STEPHEN LACKEY, ZACH MARTIN starring TRISTIN PIERCE, REBECCA BOOTH, VINNY GROSSO