Michael Stephenson has only directed two feature films, but he's already proven to have a remarkable knack for taking seemingly mundane stories and finding the utterly fascinating and surprisingly heartfelt magic within. With Best Worst Movie he took on the life and legacy of Troll 2, a movie people love to hate, and turned it into a smart, emotional portrait of how one movie, no matter how bad it is, can mean so many things to so many different people. With The American Scream he tells the untold story of three small families in a sleepy Massachusetts town that make homemade haunted houses every Halloween.
The American Scream had its world premiere earlier this year at Fantastic Fest (where we spoke with Stephenson about the film) before heading to Chiller TV, but don't let the notion of it being made for cable dissuade you. This is a funny, heartwarming movie that explores the lives of a set of very dedicated, passionate people with an odd but loveable hobby. It's now available on Blu-ray and DVD directly from the filmmakers, and while we heartily encourage you to buy a copy, it just so happens we have one to give away.
So if you'd like to win a copy of The American Scream on Blu-ray and a print of the movie's poster, all you need do is leave a comment below by December 25, 2012. As for the giveaway stipulations: U.S. residents only, and please do not publicly post your address, we will contact the randomly selected winner directly to get that. Good luck!