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View Poll Results: How far do you go?

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  • Fun for the whole family nothing too graphic

    2 3.39%
  • A good scare but not too much horror and gore

    21 35.59%
  • The usual horror and gore and some torture scenes

    10 16.95%
  • Complete realism and as much gore as possible

    11 18.64%
  • Includes disturbing pyscological torture

    9 15.25%
  • Nothing is taboo including simulating satanic rituals

    6 10.17%

Thread: Is there ever such as thing as too far?

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  1. Default  
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Ravens Grin Inn, 411 carroll st.mount carroll ill.
    I stopped takijng my medication along with anyone else's years ago.
    Hay fever meds eventually duplicated the sensation of my skull cracking down the middle! This meant "Time to stop taking those pills!"
    Anyone selling any kind of drugs are starving to death waiting for any money from me.
    A vast majority of the postings I make are actually factual, like the old saying:"Truth is stranger than fiction" AND truth doesn't have to sound the least bit believable, because it is the Truth! (Fiction is limited, it has to sound real to have a chance of fooling anybody.)

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    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    But if you believe the fiction it becomes truth. Factuallity is only based on one's perception of fact and fiction.
    Take me for example I like using guns in my show and strippers and letting drunk people pee on my animatronics.
    Jim doesn't. Is what I just said fact or fiction? Its whether I believe it or not. It doesn't matter what you think. You know why.
    I don't have to pay you taxes and you don't sign my paycheck.

  3. Default "If you believe fiction it becomes truth"?? 
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Ravens Grin Inn, 411 carroll st.mount carroll ill.
    Adolf won the war from his Berlin bunker then.
    A young man from this rural area was going to fly into town and buy his Mother some cigerettes.
    He broke both arms as he hit the ground flapping real hard and fast with his homemade wings.
    This happened many years ago before there were computer games and tv with 80 channels to keep him from spending his time building wings.
    Later he flew 53 combat missions over Europe in World War Two and never had to use an airplane, he was a natural talent.
    He would land on the enemy's wing and peek in the side of their cockpit glass and scare the hell out of them, causing much confusion and consternation!
    ..you ARE believing this , aren't you?

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    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    South Africa
    Thanx for the great posts guys, it shows me again, and what I can understand is how more important a haunted house is to entertain and not to scare. But when you do scare it must be done in an entertainment way. Or when you do freak them out, follow it by something calm, relaxing and fun.

    That's what I think makes the difference between a normal setup ghost house and a professional haunted house. There is so much more depth into it. Could that mean, it is not the props you use but the presentation you give. So the props is not there really to scare, but to help you with the presentation.
    Kallie Kapriolle

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    Join Date
    May 2008
    Tiffin Ohio
    "YOUR customers should dictate your level of intensity."

    I agree....
    "I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but Iím not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant."

    Malicious Studios

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    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Ravens Grin Inn, 411 carroll st.mount carroll ill.
    Things get scarier by themselves IN "Tent City"
    But I would suggest not becoming too full of yourself to not notice if a customer is having a real emotional or physical difficulty.
    The last thing in this world that I want to have happen is for some thing I do to become a person's next long-term mental problem. Some get extremely upset by these acts we do in darkened venues.
    I have talked a great number of very shy, scared people, adults, into giving my house a chance. Sometimes they are still scared from many years previous from a haunted house and mine is the first one they are seeing in many, many years.
    So how much money did that scare cost a haunt owner(s)?
    No return, no referrals, add relatives and friends..what, six people that didn't show up for ten years ..60 lost admissions, at $125.oo each, this becomes real money!

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    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Near Charlotte NC
    It never fails to amaze me that people come to a haunted house or attraction and then get upset when they get scared by something. I hear complaints every year about this or that being too intense when that's what it's supposed to do.

    We have signs posted EVERYWHERE stating that our haunt is not recommended for children under age 14, BUT, I still see people every night walking through the park with baby strollers and young toddlers. These same people will then complain to management that the park is too scary for their precious snowflakes. Sometimes I wish I could be a fly on the wall for those conversations...

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    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Ravens Grin Inn, 411 carroll st.mount carroll ill.
    If it's too scary for them and their kids I would think they would not be returning next year or the year after that and the problem would solve itself.
    But we know how people just like to complain....if they stay home they have to complain to family or neighbors , they need a new audience! So they come back to the haunt.
    Is this what is going on?
    could be.
    I admit I like the challenge of possibly scaring someone by just raising one of my eyebrows. This is quite the ego trip! (Yes it has happened , I even have it on video tape. hahahaha!)

    "Jim! Your eyebrow did that again! Stop it!... I'm scared..."

  9. Default  
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Mexico, Missouri, United States
    The sound of a zipper coming undone behind you in the dark can scare the hell out of you too! Jim is your fly down or you just glad to see me?! LOL!
    Damon Carson

  10. Default Most People.. 
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Ravens Grin Inn, 411 carroll st.mount carroll ill.
    Seem to not complain when you scare them if you make them laugh too. Laugh immeadiately after the scare or even during the scare right after their scream or gasp.
    And of course all humor is risk. You risk not being funny or offending someone.

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