Some of the vetrans please post your ideas: a haunting manual
Greetings. Let me start out by saying that i may be new to the haunting industry (just finished my 2nd year) but I have been acting for 13 yrs (out of 17). I have recently decided that I want to put together a small booklet for new haunters that decide they want to work at my haunt, a manual if you will. In it I would like to talk in detail not only about theory and haunting ideas, but also about etiquette, security, sexual harrassment, etc (you know cover all my bases). The only issue is, I'm not sure what all I should cover. Now I know some of you have huge haunts and are very highly regarded in the haunt industry and you have books for your haunt. I was hoping some of you could give me some ideas on what to put in my manual. Thanks for any help any of you are willing to give. Gracias!
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"You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink."
We tried to simplify it for our illiterate, reluctant employees by putting out a video tape, 15 minutes long and yet many of them could not find the time to watch it!!??
Finding a warm body that will show up and do the most minimal tasks can be very difficult around here often times.
Some of my best helpers drive 70 miles to get here.
I have seen some very bad advice given in some media concerning how to haunt.
I really do not want any of my helpers to get their teeth knocked out while attempting to scare someone. (And whose fault would that be?)
A scream into your face is a scream in your face. A small sound..was that a scratching? Is it a rat? A spider? A maniac? There! I saw a shadow! What was it?
There, the mind becomes engaged because it was not something as obvious as someone simply screaming in your face. Startle? Yes. Frightened, scared? Not really just some missguided person thinking that something so incredibly obvious can be a scary thing.
You need some "Mystery" to make it really happen within their minds.
Very young customers seem to be seeking the loud and stupid , obvious things.