Mark Richman, a resident of Norman, OK, shot this documentary in an attempt to capture the rather eccentric history of American outhouses. A wide variety of individuals share stories on camera about their most frightening or comical encounters with "shiver shacks." While today's younger viewers may take indoor plumbing for granted, others still recall that older relatives, especially those who lived in rural areas, once had to endure the indignities of visiting these structures during all kinds of weather. Richman located archived clips to mix in with his more recent footage in an effort to help viewers see what some outhouses used to look like. A comedian named "Outhouse Annie" appears, as well as people who talk about the festivals they've attended featuring outhouse races.
~ Elizabeth Smith, Rovi