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    Brother Mysterio-
    The effect was good yes, but very hard to replicate. That is bad advice because if they tried exactly what you say they will most likely have poor results. What you are basically saying is have an actor at the end with good timing. That worked at the time but is most likely not repeatable.
    I try to avoid the word "boo" mostly because that is what 10 year old girls say to scare people. She must have had great timing.
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    Lots of good ideas and it was Allen that mentioned the chainsaw?!?

    *sigh*

    :-D
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen H View Post
    I try to avoid the word "boo" mostly because that is what 10 year old girls say to scare people. She must have had great timing.
    Allen H
    I have the haunt owners I work with pledge to ban the words "Boo," "Get Out" and unless it's a butcher, slaughterhouse, or cannibal scene, "Fresh Meat."
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    A hole so small only a small child could pop out of it? This factor would catch many off-guard.
    My exit for years was being "Puked Out" on the Parking lot, "Recetted out on the roadway, regurgitated on the .. well, you get the idea. The huge steel skull was fed from the back of it's head via a small slide and those leaving were spit out just 20 feet from those waiting in line to come in, so opinions were asked for, "Is it any good?" "Was it fun"?
    Skull-sliders would all say "Yes!" (Yes they did!) causing some of those still waiting to grimace and quietly curvse their "Wait/Fate" knowing they HAD to wait now and not leave without seeing The Ravens Grin Inn!
    Of course I really loved to see and hear all of this!
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badger View Post
    I have the haunt owners I work with pledge to ban the words "Boo," "Get Out" and unless it's a butcher, slaughterhouse, or cannibal scene, "Fresh Meat."
    We also cringe at "I'm going to kill you!" especially if it's a youngster saying it.

    I've found that whispers, just loud enough to be audible over the ambient noise, can be more effective than some of the loudest screams. Of course, that means you have to be inside someone's personal space, the slap-zone.

    Chad

    I've been kicked, hit, slapped, shoved, and head butted. Just about everything except PEED ON. But I have stepped in it...
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    I think this year I am planning on having a chainsaw at the end... I am caving in. All I heard last year from our patrons is they wanted a chainsaw. So this year they will be chased through body bags by a guy with a chainsaw. I have the prop one thats not very loud so I am hooking it to a wireless PA system so when he hits the button the sound is several times louder and immediate. Looking forward to seeing they're reactions this year.

    Rob
    Fairbanks Asylum
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chad Portenga View Post
    We also cringe at "I'm going to kill you!" especially if it's a youngster saying it.

    I've found that whispers, just loud enough to be audible over the ambient noise, can be more effective than some of the loudest screams. Of course, that means you have to be inside someone's personal space, the slap-zone.

    Chad

    I've been kicked, hit, slapped, shoved, and head butted. Just about everything except PEED ON. But I have stepped in it...
    You are lucky to not have been peed on. Its... unpleasant and shocking.

    Anyway, to add to the no no list I will have to put "Hiss" or "Roar". Some haunts Ive talked to also ban loud and consistent screaming as well.

    I really dont know too much about grand finale scares. Ive never seen one to be honest. All the haunts I have been to seem to just end and thats alright with me most of the time. Unless it wasnt a good haunt. Is a grand finale room normal?
    "If I ever hear , "Boo", "Hiss", or "Roar", I will personally kick you in the pants."
     

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