Que line "one Liners"
I am working on my que line actors for 2012. I need some good lines to use on our customers. You and I both know that the same questions and comments are usually asked. Give me your best lines. Share them. I know this would be a great resource for lots of our actors.
Hey! A que line actor from the haunted house i work at got an article in Haunt World magazine that was all about que line acting! Check out the latest magazine for some help! What exactly are the characters back stories and names? that can help on figuring out what they can say!
Yep. That's where I got the idea. It did not have a lot of examples but it got my mind going on a "library"of rebuttal lines.
Here is one the mag had I liked. " Do you chase people with chainsaws?". Answer=No. We chase people with toasters.
I thought of this one
"Do you have Jason/Freddy/Etc?". Answer=. They used to be here but all of my residents in there killed them.
What type of characters are they? Ex: (Clown, Zombie,)....
que line charcters
With an Asylum thing your actors can really say just about anything..even moreso than Clowns...unless your trying to be informative. I recall on actor that used two words to great effect.. " Fruit Loops " . She said it several different ways..definitive " Fruit Loops. " or as a question " Fruit Loops ? " then screamed it as well " FRUIT LOOPS ! " . Even said while shaking or nodding your head. My point is given a theme where your actors are crazy, insane or just plain loco anything will fly if done right.. ;D
When i played a psycho, i sang the alphabet and walked around like an idiot . . . But with characters that are supposed to be crazy, they can say almost anything. As long as the facial expression and body language is right, they will creep people out regardless of what they say
Ima banana, ima banana, ima banana, ima banana- form youtube/Tosh.0 everyone knows it, everyone loves it and it fits well crazy! I saw it done at very big pro asylum haunt.
Now if you want scary/creepy dont say anything at all some of the best que line actors i've seen get right up in your face, stay there and say nothing at all.
I honestly dont know how well this next one might go at any given haunt but if you have the right kind of crowd have a big guy in his tighty whities in a robe runing aroud askings for something to wear, saw that one at a pro haunt too (crowds seem to love it).
I wouldn't play the creepy type as silent and reserved...first off it's stupid. Second it is cliche, third you have an entire body to work with. You can be silent but creep them out, makem feel uncomfortable. Show teeth, show tongue, use your eyes, act like you're going to play with their hair, play with their hair, drop a spider on them, drop a live roach on them something! Nothing turns me off more than an actor who just goes up all creepy like with a crappy makeup job and does nothing. It isn't scary, it's just awkward.
But for speaking rolls all you have to remember is you're there to entertain guests. If your creep out factor doesn't work, look for something that does take note of it and move on to another group, then come back later and attack em with something completely different. It really just comes from experience with people, you can study it through regular social interaction. It just depends really, there are no real set in stone lines to pitch. I'm personally not very good at que line acting but here are a couple scenarios I'd find creepy and entertaining.
Lets say you are playing a dirty, human character. He is slightly vulgar and raunchy looking, with a sleeveless shirt soiled with filth (particularly around the arm pits and maybe near the bottom of the shirt). Skin covered in blotches of grease and dirt, hair slimy looking and unwashed. Mismatched tube socks, hairy legs and grunged up boxers to complete the ensemble. Maybe he smells like he hasn't taken a shower in months. This character could go around and be incredibly vulgar and offensive. Hitting on woman, hitting on men, hitting on a tree, whatever. If a customer calls him gay or a Fa* he responds almost excitedly with, "you offering?" They shake their heads no, "To bad. Virgin boy is afraid to party with a real man." The man rubs his hand under his nose getting it covered in snot just before slicking back the hair, "Chicks are crazy for my man love." Open mouthed tongue flitters then snorts and moves along to another group, maybe after miming a flick of fresh booger juice at their feet.
Then a character who is more geared toward the silent psycopath route receives the same line. They Respond with an aggressive approach, stop then lean in and sniff them adding a subtle shudder. "I'd be more attracted to you if you were in a coffin...and much quieter." Slowly licks his lips before bursting into a twitching fit of laughter skittering off.
That's good stuff right there. I agree with you guys. With our theme we can get away with about anything. What I am looking for is the rebuttals like Spong gave. " Why? You offering? " Ha. Keep me coming.