Jon Schnitzer

Director / Producer, HAUNTERS & Flatline VR

As coowner of The Brain Factory, Jon Schnitzer is a feature film director & producer, and has created 3D, VR, horror attractions,and immersive projects for Tim Burton, YouTube RED Studios and even produced 3D ghost illusions for President Obama’s first Halloween party at the White House.

Jon premiered his feature film documentary, HAUNTERS: THE ART OF THE SCARE at Fantastic Fest 2017. The film explores how haunted houses for Halloween have spawned an underground subculture of extreme “full contact” terror simulations, where the normal rules don’t apply. HAUNTERS recently debuted on NETFLIX to rave reviews:

“9 out of 10″ Film Threat ,”Genuinely petrifying” BloodyDisgusting,

“Amazing and Fascinating” BlumHouse presents Shock Waves Podcast

MoreĀ Reviews: www.hauntersmovie.com/reviews/

Jon also directed/produced/created FLATLINE EXPERIENCE, a Virtual Reality project that gives audiences the ability to become active participants in an actual near death experience. “I was profoundly affected.” The Huffington Post, “One of the most thought provoking VR experiences I have seen so far.”

VR Shop, “This is a thinking…quasispiritual ride.” NPR (KPCC The Frame)

Flatline Experience is currently avail on Oculus and VIVE Port.


Haunters website: www.hauntersmovie.com

Trailer: https://youtu.be/Dkgzrspm8sM

Netflix: www.netflix.com/title/80213401

The Brain Factory: www.thebrainfactory.com

Jon Schnitzer Website: www.jonschnitzer.com

My Sessions

HAUNTERS: The Art Of The Scare

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UPDATE & DEBATE : Since HAUNTERS premiered on NETFLIX it has sparked debates and conversations about how haunted houses for Halloween have spawned a subculture of full contact terror simulations. But how far is too far? Now it’s time to a have a conversation with director Jon Schnitzer, co-creator of BLACKOUT Josh Randall, legendary scare […]


From Horror to Haunt : Transitioning from Screen to Immersive Entertainment

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Some of horror’s most talented creators inevitably transition their careers from screen screams to live entertainment. Hear how these horror pioneers have made the switch and learn from their scary experiences.