Directed by
Manny Marquez
Produced by
Ben Leiser
Edited by
Barry Poltermann
Executive Production
Jack Turner & Barry Poltermann

Oklahoma garbageman Victor Marquez has held a lifelong dream of creating gruesome makeup effects for Hollywood movies, but life got in the way and Victor deferred his dream to start a family with the love of his life. Twenty-five years later, husband and wife pool their life savings to purchase acreage where Victor will put together a haunted house that showcases his ghoulish talents, a risky business venture in rural Oklahoma where such celebrations of the macabre raise the ire of locals who perpetuate racial stereotypes. A documentary from Victor’s nephew, Manny, Psychopath is a portrait of a self-made entrepreneur following the American dream despite long odds.

Reminiscent, in a good way, of the excellent documentary The American ScreamPsychopath is a real gem. Directed by Manny Marquez, it chronicles Manny’s uncle Victor’s attempt to construct a haunted house theme park, The Psycho Path, in rural Oklahoma. Poignant, funny, and ultimately a classic underdog tale, Psychopath is a compulsively watchable tribute to a man who wants nothing more than to scare the living crap out of people every October.”