Parents' Guide to

American Haunters

By Matt Springer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Behind-the-scenes look at haunted house creation.

TV AMC Reality TV 2011
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AMC has taken a unique approach to their series American Haunters, which chronicles the development of one of the nation's most amazing seasonal haunted houses. The show is a series of three-minute episodes. As such, these episodes move fast, picking a specific topic and focusing tightly on that topic to illustrate the work involved for the Haunted Mansion team.

It's an interesting approach, and the show's content is engaging -- teens especially may enjoy the inside glimpse at how these neighborhood haunted houses are developed by very passionate and eccentric creatives. Perhaps the major drawback is that each episode is so short. It does leave one hungry for more, but also somewhat dissatisfied. Here's hoping AMC puts the episodes together into a single special that will make for a more cohesive and enjoyable experience.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: October 17, 2011
  • Cast: Kevin McCurdy
  • Network: AMC
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: NR
  • Last updated: November 29, 2017

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