|The prop method: This is when for example; you have a
scene that has a prop in it that really gets some looks. If you're an
actor that has an eye for the scare, you could sneak up on the
unsuspecting guests and either scare them from the side or even from
The light method: If a room doesn't have a prop that gets
Uhhhh and Ahhhs then to get a scare you could use a light to get the
attention of your guests. A strobe light really works. You have the
"blinking madness" kick on and you move to a spot that once the strobe
kicks off, you kick on!
The commotion method: Ok, so you don't have nice lighting
in your room nor an eye-pooping prop. This is the method that will come
into play. This is were you have a loud noise that goes off or, for
example, a fog machine blasts off and really spooks the guests. That's
your cue to scare after the sound or plunge out from the fog to really
give a ghoulish greeting to your guests.
The maze method: This method is best for animatronics and
actors of great skill. Picture your guests going through windy walls of
a corridor and when turning a corner their eyes are treated with a man
in an electric chair thrashing back and forth or a toxic mutant blasts
forth from a barrel. This is always guaranteed to work if timing is
Timing method: This is the Golden rule for haunted
houses. You could have a room with nothing in it and make it the
scariest room just with the timing of one prop, sound, or actor. This
takes some experience in the business but once you get it down, you can
even scare yourself.
So ghouls and ghoulettes, as you can see, these methods can
make or break a haunt. They can be used for scaring in a yard haunt, a
haunted house, or even a Halloween prank at your house. And remember,
the best way to get a good scare is to have fun doing it. If your not
enjoying, then usually the crowd isn't either. Have a happy Halloween,
and remember, its almost here!!!
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