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Do you remember Spooky World?
There was a time when this little horror theme park, built in the middle of a Massachusetts cornfield, was the destination for all macabre-leaning folks and horror-curious tourists. Spooky World was more than just a theme park; it was a meeting point for horror celebrities, a bacchanal for horny young workers, and a home for lovers of the grisly and the goofy.
Executive produced by SFX legend Tom Savini, SPOOKTACULAR! is a delightful look back at a thriving moment in American horror culture, featuring appearances by a who’s who of iconic figures from the genre, from Linda Blair to Robert Englund, Tiny Tim and Elvira, Dee Wallace, and Kane Hodder.
The doc tells the story of Spooky World’s founder, David Bertolino, a PR-savvy mix of P.T. Barnum and Stephen King who parlayed his experience working in his father’s costume shop into creating the largest horror scream park of its kind. Interwoven into Bertolino’s narrative, the film delves into the lives of the aspiring actors and misfits from the nearby rural community who grew up working as the park’s haunters. The romances, the scandals, and so many potentially flammable scenarios...
SPOOKTACULAR! is a worthy work of archival research and new interviews. After watching this doc, I desperately wished I’d been around to experience Spooky World myself. (ANNA BOGUTSKAYA)
Silver Scream Con is SPOOKTACULAR!
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🎃Vendor & Panel Announcement:
Everybody please welcome SPOOKTACULAR! to this years Silver Scream Con!
Do you remember Spookyworld? The little horror theme park revealed itself in Berlin, Massachusetts in 1991 and legend has it, the original horror scream park and its haunted houses, sideshow attractions, and haunted hayride were a huge influence on none-other-than Spencer Charnas, a co-producer on the forthcoming documentary SPOOKTACULAR! Behind the Screams of America’s Original Horror Theme Park. Tom Savini is an executive producer on the film. Original creator David Bertolino takes the stage at Silver Scream Con, joined by director Quinn Monahan and producer Anthony Landry. Stab for tickets 🔪 www.silverscreamcon.com
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