(Documentary Feature, 2014, Premiere MIFF)
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.
Director: Manny Marquez
Producer: Ben Leiser
Executive Producer: Jack Turner
Editor: Barry Poltermann