I am done with gore. (Kind of)
While our haunt was open for comic con i noticed something. A lot of actors, rely heavily on gore. They just are seriously messed up so the make up does the work for them. I am not going to lie, i wear gorey make up too. But i dont rely on it as a crutch, i also go without make up sometimes.
Thus me and my acting friend are making up characters, similar to Mr. Kidd and Mr. Wint from James Bond.
Creepy and generally insane. But well dressed. Creep out vibe, this is a rant slash request for advice.
ie. What YOU think will work, what would creep you out in the situation of two well dressed soft spoken psycopaths approaching you.
We will be working the que line, let me know your thoughts/ideas on the characters themselves and the use of excessive gore in haunts!
Maybe a re-think is in order?
"A few seconds is not enough time to develope a character." Right! So spend more time with each group, tag team them if you have to, walk with them ahead of them, become "normal", give them a look at that, them slowly become off-center right as they begin to think they know you and maybe can even trust you, hold back the urge (predictable actions?) that make a character so unreal, be quieter, mellow even, insightfull and slip some strange phrases into the conversation and make them seem and sound normal as you say them. Use some uncommon vocabulary words, sound intelligent, smart, this begins to "scare" many people. ("This guy might be alot smarter than me, he might be able to do and get away with anything!!") Castles and Victorian mansions were not lived in by common types and ordinary people should have been wary of the people who did live in these large, impressive structures because...? "They might be smarter than me, and they might also just be alot more evil, ruthless?"
More spaces to hide the bodies!
Much of my "script" here was "written" for me by actual events so I am just repeating these items and using my skills deciding how to tell the stories and how to mix humor (or is that attempted humor?) with the wierd and supernatural (or are they just highly coinciDentalplan?)
"By the way, we pull or fill teeth cheaper than anyone else that doesnot use pain-killing porno distracting live -action scenes!"