Alright im a clown at the haunted trails and i want your opinion weather your scared of clowns or not.
I agree! But for some reason they just freak people out. But id appreciate you voting on what you think scares people who ARE scared of clowns.
The only thing that scares me about clowns is that they are way to overdone in haunted houses.
Ok could you elaborate on that, you mean the actors characters are to over the top or....they put to much emphasis...they are a cliche even?
In my opinion, and I realize it probably isn't a popular view, clowns have become incredibly cliche in haunted houses.
They don't surprise anyone anymore, very rarely does one clown really look different from another as you go from one house to another and the clown costume and mindset that goes with the costume tend to take away from any potential that the actor might have to come up with original dialogue or characterization.
Mmmmmmm well actually you do make a good point a lot of haunts do have clowns but think this, a lot of haunts dont have clowns either. And honestly unless you can come up with some insane makeup that no one has ever done before i dont think its fair that you say that. I enjoy being a clown because it allows you to create your own individual crazy character that dont always have to be scary. I mean this is the entertainment business after all. Of course you will ALWAYS scare those people that suffer from coulrophobia.
I too am a clown in our house. Yes, they ARE overdone. But i'm a slider. I'm wearing knee-high Demonia boots, black pants, pinstriped shirt, white suspenders, gas mask accessory, and I'm going to have half of a face....i'm pretty sure that's not typical or "overdone."
HOWEVER...we do have a clown room in our house. It's got a stage, that puts the actor approx. 4ft above the floor. Which makes them around 3 ft taller than the average person. Hightens the scare factor. But, our room is done in back-alley graffiti, w/ clown smiles and faces on the walls. When the blacklight gets it's power, the walls actually appear to be 3D. Really cool effect, and I think it's going to work great.
As for them being overdone...yes. They are. So, how do you overcome the monotany of clowns? CHANGE IT. Try to twist it a bit more. Think John Wayne Gacy, mixed with a bit of Capt. Spaulding...
The only thing that is scary to me about clowns is John Wayne Gacy was one.
Alright i have to bring this up to all people who play clowns in haunted houses doesnt it irritate the hell out of you when people quote "Why so serious!?". Maybe this is just me but it bugs me because im not joker im Dr. Giggles im my own entity. The thing that bugs me the MOST is the fact that i have had this clown voice and my character going about 3 years before the movie((The Dark Knight)) even came out so i have it down to a refinement, what i mean is that my voice sounds like heath ledger played the joker so i get that quoted at me constantly they are like "Oooh you sound like the joker!" and i always respond "NO the joker sounds like ME!"
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