Hi friends and fans. This weekend we unveiled “Monsters Wanted” to a packed house at Louisville’s own Fandom Fest. The drinks were flowing, the crowd was laughing, and the event couldn’t have been more amazing! Thanks to everyone who came out and partied with us…we hope you’re recovering well.
But for those of you who couldn’t make it, an announcement is in order. We’ve set our official release date, and “Monsters Wanted” will be coming to DVD and Digital Download August 27! Plus you can preorder your copy on Amazon.com today. So please, tell your friends, tell your enemies, tell anyone with ears…”Monsters Wanted” is coming!
Below is our official press release. Thanks for the support, and we hope you enjoy the movie.
MONSTERS WANTED Coming to DVD and Digital Download August 27!
Haunted house doc coming to iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and DVD
LOUISVILLE, KY — For fans of haunted houses and story-driven documentaries, August 27 is a date to mark on the calendar. “Monsters Wanted” a movie that proves how terrifying following a dream can be, is coming to DVD and digital download.
“We’re excited about this opportunity to get the movie out to the biggest possible audience via digital download and DVD,” says director Brian Cunningham. “It’s been a passion project for two years and we can’t wait for the world to see it.”
The movie follows Rich Teachout, an IT professional, as he quits his job and invests his life savings into opening a one-of-a-kind haunted attraction. He and his partner Janel dedicate every moment, ounce of energy and dollar to making their “scream park” a reality. Along the way they have to deal with sabotage, civil war, and the crunch of time to make their dreams a reality. The resulting movie is a rare peek into a multi-million dollar industry known for its well-guarded secrets and self-proclaimed madness.
“Monsters Wanted” will be available on DVD as well as iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon instant. Fans can pre-order their DVD through Amazon.com now. For more information and to watch the trailer, go to http://MonstersWanted.com.
“We can’t be more excited about how this project turned out,” says co-director Joe Laughrey. “We knew starting out that the industry was interesting enough to support a feature, but we had no idea the level of emotional investment these haunted house owners have in their work. This is really a great story for anyone who’s taken a chance or followed a dream.”
“We had over 200 hours of footage,” says co-editor and co-producer Kaley Roberts. “The editing process was intimidating, but I’m glad we took the months of work we needed to find a story that people inside and outside the industry can really connect with.”
In addition to following the Asyum Haunted Scream Park, “Monsters Wanted” also gives an insider’s perspective on several different haunted houses and the industry as a whole.
“Going to the Transworld Haunt and Attraction Show was an eye opening experience,” says Cunningham. “Here you had thousands of haunters and vendors set up in one place, all working to try and make their attraction stand out from the others. It wasn’t until then that I realized how big the industry was and how many people are involved in it. It’s one of my favorite sequences.”
The movie also features music by acclaimed indie rock bands Sick of Sarah and Viva Viva as well as Louisville locals OK Zombie and Two-Pump Chump.
“We needed music that could blend together the real-life comedy, drama, and horror that was organically happening in the story,” says Cunningham. “We really found a great soundtrack to support the images on screen.”
“It’s a great mix of horror, comedy and real-life drama,” says the film’s co-director Joe Laughrey. “But at its core, ‘Monsters Wanted’ is about following a dream at all costs.”
“Monsters Wanted:” There’s nothing more terrifying than following your dreams.