My haunt pet peeve is when someone screams or yells while putting their mouth directly next to my ear! Sure, its shocking, but it can also cause permanent hearing loss! My hearing is tied directly to my career. in a haunt you can jump at me, bump me, mist me, fog me, slime me, strobe me, air blast me, shock me, and mock me all you like... But shout directly into my ear at your own peril. :mad:
Oh where to start?
White tennis shoes. If your some dead creature or killer roaming the woods why are you wearing TENNIS SHOES THAT LOOK LIKE THEY CAME RIGHT OUT OF THE BOX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The words BOO Um get out does not bother me if it fits in but if your character wants to kill them and make them into sausage or something why are you telling them to get out?
Drunks for the love of pete if you can barely walk how do you think your going to get through a haunted trail.
Bottle necks that incapacitate flow and create super groups. When your not a character set for startle you almost feel like you need to be doing a song and dance by the end of that group.
Black robes FOR EVERYONE!!!!! why why why? put some variety in.
FAKE BLOOD IS NOT A MAKEUP JOB!!!! nothing annoys me more than someone with just fake blood with nothing else. no wounds, no dirt, nothing but fake blood. I get annoyed by trick or treaters like that too I refuse to give them candy unless they entertain me.
Random use of Horror movie characters, I mean if you have to use these characters please put them in a set or surrounding that makes sense not just randomly appearing.
Actors who do not even try. Look I understand sometimes you get caught out of spot but when your all set and you come out with the same energy as the cartoon droopy the dog, you're not going to scare anyone unless you're their post man.
And Finally my #1 pet peeve haunts that never change anything. If you do not try or strive to be better then why should I waste my time and money coming back.
For sure everyone in the haunt being the same character, main example all little kids or all demons. Also, the lines "lets play" "Stay and play" "Wanna play a game"..... and then NOTHING to follow through with that. Actors showing up in street clothes as their costumes. Clowns with pointed chins and tripp pants/ jumpsuits. Anyone who wears anything from hot topic without altering it. Wearing costumes that do not fit the scenes, why would a nurse be in the jungle..... Actors copying other actors, stealing characters.
I can't stand actors who don't know the difference between getting uncomfortably close and being an obtrusive road block.
Standing in the middle of the hall with that I'm-gonna-do-unmentionable-thing-to-you gleam in your eye and then leaning in close as I go around you? Great! Keep up the good work!
Repeatedly stepping in front of me and bodily preventing me from passing like you're a bouncer trying to keep me from entering a club?
Not scary. Not creepy. Just realllly ticking me off.