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    I know that this has been discussed in the past, but I want to use this poll in a paper I'm writing.
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    I voted "Yes" because of a freedom issue involved. I also like my own freedom not to have gore in my house, it sort of works both ways, I think.
    It's art. Why would an artist paint a picture with a certain subject matter?
    Maybe because he's compelled to, or maybe he's trying to make the rent and he ends up doing something a benefactor is willing to pay him for, like a picture of the benefactor's homely , obnoxious child painted looking totally angelic?
    Both could be considerd "ART" by alot of people, but then art is highly personal and subjective.
    When there is only "Benefactor" inspired "art" freedom is lost, the best , most memorable expressions of the human striving for self-expression do not usually invole someone else making suggestions or "pulling Strings".
    If the design and subject matter of a haunted house is unpopular, ticket sales will show it.
    People should be as free as they can be to pursue their own visions of the way things should be. Just don't try it on somebody elses's money, unless they don't care if they never see any of it again?
     

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    I agree with Jim, it's not like you are being forced to go to a haunted house. So if you don't want to see it, then don't go.

    For our haunt this year we are putting up a voluntary haunt rating to give people an idea of what they may see. I don't use gore a lot, but I do have some. I think some images of mental suffering are more disturbing to other then just blood splashed on the wall with some misc. body part on the floor.
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    I'm with you guys. I personally don't overuse gore and splatter 'cause I think it's an easy out in haunting. I totally think it's our right though. We *ARE* in the business of scaring people. Some people will be offended/freaked-out but it comes with the territory. If they don't want to see monsters and be scared, then buy a ticket to Orlando and sit on It's A Small World for 2 hours. Oh wait, that is a scary thought!

    Lee
     

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    For all the little macho 12 year old boys "Who aren't afraid of anything!" (So they say)
    We need a Kissing Booth, occupied by a nice older woman with a slight moustache! It will be something these boys HAVE to DO!, no walk-around this time! hahahha!
    "Billy! Look out for her tongue! It's coming at cha!"
     

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    I am not into gore but everyone should be allowed to do what they want. Some people really like to see gore in a haunt. I don't really think it is a problem.
     

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    The slaghter room scene in my haunt is very gory....but how could it not be? It a slaughter room...

    Anyway, we have a Jon Doe laying out on a table, tons of body parts hanging from meat hooks, faces nailed to walls, and tons of raw fish put under the Jon Doe table to give the room that 'disgusting' smell. It works really well.

    I think it's perfectly fine to have gore in a hauted house. Most people find it to be scary, and most horror movies are gory...so why not?
     

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    I never really had a problem with Al, except that part about inventing the internet. His wife, on the other hand, was one scary chick. What? Oops, I guess my comment should have been if you don't have at least a little gore in your haunted house, the customer may feel ripped off because there was no *shock* value. A little gore is a good thing, keep adding until you are satisfied with the results.
     

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    If you enter a haunted house as a patron, you should be willing to see gore. Isn't that part of our industry? Now if we are using a lot of gore in our attractions, we need to put it on our warning on the front door or in the ticket booth that they (patrons) may be subject to gore/graphic scenes, strobes, fog, etc.

    So in my opinion, you have the right to either use or not use the gore.
    Steven
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    Being my last name is Gore I have to say yes. But seriously every haunt has got to have a little gore in it but with good taste and not over doing it.
    Tom
     

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