Just watched this on Netflix (finally). I was surprised I couldn't dig up a thread on it here on the forums.
I was so excited to see another documentary on haunters... A second chance to maybe show off that we all aren't completely crazy. Nope, it mainly focused on one crazy guy with his extreme home haunt and his singular obsession with creating his own torture porn. It goes out its way to show off that people who are into building haunts do it at the cost of their relationships and basically just do whatever they want no matter the cost. My husband walked in part of the way in and had to walk away it was so bad.
I get that not everyone has supportive spouses/family. I get that some people really like extreme stuff. I get that some of us are more hardcore than others (like the lady who went back to work the next night after suffering a severe back injury). BUT most of us aren't like that. Just once I would like to see a documentary about haunters that actually shows off how awesome we are. Show couples/families working together and they're actually happy, show haunts that take donations for food banks and animal shelters, show people that are mentally stable! We're not perfect, but most of us aren't terrible people either.
I wanted to like this just like I wanted to like The American Scream. I just can't. All the good things that are in these movies just get buried under the extremes of a single individual's unhealthy obsession. I just remember how miserable the family was in American Scream. Now all I'll remember about this movie is my (non-haunter, but super supportive) husband screaming about how "that isn't haunting! this isn't what haunters do!"