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  1. Question How to scare people as JASON VOORHEES 
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    Hey,

    Next Halloween i will be Jason Voorhees...The only Problem i have is...HOW DO I SCARE THE PEOPLE ??? I cant jump out fast and scream

    Jason allways moves slowly... PLZ help me. Gimme some ideas... Should i make a GraveYard Scenario in my Haunt with a Grave with "Here lies Jason Voorhees" and then sit up ??? Or a empty Jason Grave and if they pass i will come from behind or somethin like that.

    PLZ gimme some tips
     

  2. Default Sights/sounds 
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    Scaring isn't always about the visual. To do Jason, you've gotta have that music.

    I have always found that building the anticipation makes the scare scarier than it is, and I'm sure everyone on here will agree.

    Place a dummy on a table or slumped against a wall. When they move closer to examine it, thinking it will come to life, come out behind them for the real scare.
     

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    I agree, it's all about anticipation. Music is a great tool for this. And actually, I think that the fact that Jason moves slowly and silently is plenty creepy and scary all on it's own.

    People are conditioned to having monsters jump out at them and yell. If you could have Jason in a place where people are feel a little closed in, and he comes moving slowly and silently toward them with the right music in the background... Unexpected and REALLY creepy.

    So I say: Embrace Jason's silent nature!

    Mike
    Michael Inks
    Geist Entertainment, Inc.
    www.geistentertainment.com
    "If you can dream it, you can do it." - Walt Disney
     

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    OK THX GUYS !!!

    Some pretty cool ideas.

    Waht du u think about crashing through some wooden planks ??? thats what jason does in movies too but its not so easy to build.
     

  5. Default That would be cool 
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    but it might be difficult to build so that you can quickly reset it and do it again a couple of minutes later. I have seen animatronics with a similar effect and they are basically two separate assemblies pushed together that you would burst through. Construct the connecting sides so they make use of the split planks, and hinge the outsides. Think of the swinging doors in a saloon you might see in an old western movie, but instead of straight edges where the two doors almost touch you would have jagged edges (but not too jagged). You can always have a board or two that you toss through as you push through for a more dramatic effect.
     

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    Leave seams between the boards or make knott holes so you can see if a customer happened to take up a position right in the path of the violently , suddenly swinging boards, then you have better odds of not clobbering someone.
    You will also need enough light to be able to see them if they are standing there.
    "Anticipation" is a very needed commodity . It also usually requires "time". Time to communicate verbally or visually, time for them to understand and then time to allow those thoughts to brew alittle.
    50 bodies running passed you down a hallway every few seconds will not see this happening. It takes "Time".
    Maybe have a picture drawn or writing on those boards to slow them down, and distract them, lull them before you act.
    Lots of fun things to do!
     

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    you have to make them think that something is there,but where THEY think it is.
     

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    Funny story...

    My cousin Danny, who helped me create the original Hauntworld.com, and who was one of the best character actors you've ever seen, who died of a heart attach at the age of 32 (RIP). The very first haunted house I did back in 1990 he played Jason. He looked just like Jason, he had the rubber zombie mask under the hockey mask and everything. He had the right cloths he had it all... he was perfect even...

    The smell. He hadn't washed in two weeks, he had not washed the cloths nothing and he smelled HORRIBLE! EVERYONE came to me and said 'you have to talk to your cousin about his smell'. I didn't know what his deal was so I finally broke down and said 'Danny whats up dude don't you know what a shower is, you need to take one'. He explained why he hadn't taken a shower or washed his cloths...'He wanted to smell the part'. I'll never forget that one. We said okay but still take a shower.

    LOL

    Larry
     

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    Now thats dedication!Thats to young,sorry about that.
     

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