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  1. Cool Most Embarrassing moment!!!... 
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Hello all,

    What was your most embarrissing moment you have had on the job?

    When I was working at a house a couple years ago, I jumped off a box, got my pants caught, and tore them in half. So as I landed trying to scare/look menacing my pants fell down and I was “sooooo not scary” at that point.


    Peter T
    Last edited by FablesStudios; 08-14-2009 at 08:55 AM.

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    Jun 2008
    San Diego, Clairemont
    Probably when i tripped on the metal stake and face planted.

  3. Default I Digressed and mis-spoke 
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    Aug 2003
    Ravens Grin Inn, 411 carroll st.mount carroll ill.
    Rather than staying fairly scripted, I began telling a guy and his new girlfriend how much some people ignore personal hygene and stink way to much....
    Afterwards I told my Wife what I was talking about and she asked, "Couldn't you smell HER!?"
    I guess that my nose was a little restricted, maybe an on-coming cold.
    I guess she radiated stink 10 feet in every direction.
    Whoops! If the stinky sneaker fits...it's yours Cinderella!"

    Most things that may embarrass some of the rest of you don't phase me, I just go with the flow and make it part of the "Show".
    "I meant to do that!"
    "Wasn't that funny?"
    "I have been practising that for years."
    Sort of like if I feel a big phart welling up inside me, I just make the room go dark, phart and blame it on a scared customer.
    Of course the stain seeping through my pants is a signed confession.
    Blobbed on the dotted line.
    Put my confession in your file cabinet Mr. State's Attorney.

  4. Default Being scared by a customer!! 
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    May 2007
    Columbia, SC
    Last year when I worked at SCarowinds, I would hide in places which weren't necessarily actual hiding spots. One of which was behind a wall that was hinged so it acted like a door. I decided to hide behind the wall with it pushed out a bit so as the customers came down the hall, they would just think it was a wall at an angle and I'd jump out. I had to prop my foot at the base of the wall because a lot of customers tried to push the wall because it was a rather tight squeeze between the path and the wall. This was a VERY effective scare for the most part because most people just thought it was a wall and I'd bang on it and jump out. Well there was one customer who I'll assume had been through the house and so he decided to jump behind the wall before I could pop out and he startled me! I have to admit, being a character in a haunted house and getting scared by a guest is pretty darn embarrassing!!
    O'Shawn McClendon
    Creative Chair -- Operator: Cayce-West Columbia Hall of Horrors

    One mans junk is another mans kick-ass new prop...






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    Sep 2007
    Roanoke, VA.
    Oh I've got a couple of em'.

    One time I got my leg caught on an IV stand while trying to get out of a group. I was passing through our Lab Room and through a group walking into it, saying "Get outta my way!" in that shrill voice that I use. However, while going through the middle of the group, my foot somehow got caught under one of the legs of an IV stand that was placed there. It wasn't until the 3rd "outta my way" that I figured out I was snagged and taking the thing with me! Sure I eventually got free, and scared a few people in the process (maybe it was my fortune that they were coulrophobic?), but, really, getting caught like that infront of the customers must have looked ridiculous.

    Then there was the time I fell through the floor. It started out as a cage scene. The idea was that the patrons would walk past a seemingly empty cell room. I'd surprise them by leaping out of the darkest corner of the cell and land with a loud *THUD*, coupled with yelling of course. One night I was getting ready to scare a group from within the cell. I got into my corner, stood on top of my jumping platform (well, a box that was painted black), and froze my body in a rigged shape against the wall to try and hide the best I could. A group walked by, they hadn't noticed me, so I leaped off my platform onto the cell floor and then......my left leg went straight through the floor! I recovered very quickly, but the group saw my botched landing had a good laugh at it. A long, long, laugh.

    After they left, me and one of the big guys in charge inspected the damage. Turns out the floor was made out of what I guess was drywall, and roughly six inches above the ground below. I was alright, but the cell would have a large hole in its floor and be actor-less for the rest of the season. It wasn't a total loss though. When customers saw the gaping hole in the ground, our guides would say one of our clowns tunneled his way into the sewer. "Look before you sit, cause he might pop up and say hi!"

    But my most embarrassing moment would be my first scare. I was in a scene that played out like so: Group comes in, actor slams book against a wall, I (behind behind a drop poster) would then press a power button on the floor next to my feet to activate some strobe lighting, then I drop the poster and give the group a taste of the ol' electrical buzz saw.

    What ended up happening instead, was that after I dropped the poster, I somehow stepped on the power button again in the middle of my scare. This turns off the strobe lighting and kills the power to my saw. Being surprised by this, I completely broke character and said "oh". Not a comedic kind of "oh", the kind of "oh" you'd say if you opened your wallet at the grocery checkout counter and found out you had no money to pay for your food, yeah, that kind. The group was really unenthused by me and just continued on.

    Live and learn I suppose.
    Last edited by Smiley; 08-13-2009 at 09:11 PM.

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    Jan 2004
    Western KY
    I have many of those stories lol. I'll add a few to this discussion.

    1. I had this one room designed so there were 2x4 blocks above guests heads so I could look like I was walking along the walls after them. I happened to be "going after" this one woman and as I was going around a corner I had been using the 2x4 braces that ran diagonally between wall panels to swing around corners. As I did I heard a *crack*. Next thing I know I fell to the ground and landed on my ankle, twisting it. I yelled out a loud "DAMMIT!" in pain (one of the ONLY times I've ever swore while acting). A few seconds later the lady I had just scared came back and is now looking down at me. She asks "are you alright?". I was embarrassed, so, in character, I yelled at her "No! I'm not! Now get out of here!". She left and I hobbled up and outside to get some fresh air and ice.

    2. I always carry a gallon of water with me each night. I yell a lot plus the water keeps me hydrated. This one particular night, for whatever reason, I didn't put the cap back on the gallon right away and accidentally kicked it over when I was going to scare a group. I picked it back up after I scared them but there was still a half-gallon's worth of water on the cement floor in a big puddle. As soon as I spilled it the team leader came in and told me to go on break. I left, took my break then when I came back to my spot a group was literally 5 seconds away from entering my room and so I hurried the team leader out of my spot and got into position. I got so pumped with adrenaline that I ran out as fast as I could and forgot about the water. As soon as I stepped into the water I slipped and slammed face-first onto the concrete floor. The girl in the group pointed at me and laughed and I had my adrenaline going so I didn't feel anything. As soon as I hit and she started laughing I got up and let out this pissed-off growl and started chasing her. She immediately stopped pointing, screamed and ran away.

    3. I had this one scare I was doing where people would walk down this hall and at the end of the hall was a short staircase (2 steps down). Right before the steps there's a hand rail and I would be on the other side of the hall and as they walked along the rail I would run up and jump onto the railing right next to them and get right in their face or sometimes hang above them. It was the last night we were open and it was the last group. After they left we were locking up then going to a cast wrap party. When I jumped up on the rail I heard a loud "rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiippp pp" sound. After they had passed me I looked down and noticed a rather large 9 inch tear in the crotch of my jeans. So I quickly ran to the actor's building and got some duct tape and taped the front of my pants. Unfortunately I didn't think about taping the inside as well so at the wrap party I had this goofy wad of duct tape on my crotch and the sticky part over the hole kept grabbing my leg hair and pulling them. So it was a rather embarrassing and painful night.

    There's a few of my best stories. Hopefully this provides some laughs.

  7. Default Heres my most embarassing moment 
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    May 2008
    Tiffin Ohio
    This is my 2nd attempt at posting this ....LMFAo, the first time I was so angry I walked away

    ( First of all... I have all the orders casted for the Skinned mask for those of you that have ordered )

    Just 30 minuites ago I was trying to fetch something from the storage area above the shop while taking a break from airbrushing .....

    I fell off the ladder injuring myself ( YEah my neck hurts )

    ANYWAYS... I fell onto the concrete floor and the ladder hit the shelf which held allot of my stone molds.... ( YEAh.... F*CK ! )

    I think I can repair 1 of the molds from ~Skinned~

    This may not fit in this category of funny embarrassing moments BUT I am embarrassed, Pissed, stressed, frustrated, and humiliated at the present time... much like I would be if I could laugh at my missfortune....

    BUT ya know what ?

    Because I Do This For The Love....

    I am going to LAUGH in the face of despair

    I will remake the molds this weekend AND ----> I WILL SELL THE NEXT 20 at 50% off !!

    THAT MEANS YOU GET THE SKINNED MASK FOR 20.00 <----- Hows that grab ya ?


    HAAAA HA !
    Last edited by maliciousstudios; 08-13-2009 at 09:42 PM.
    "I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I’m not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant."

    Malicious Studios

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    May 2010
    Sweet Home Alabama
    Was jumping from a hallway onto a platform in a maze and my coveralls got caught on a nail without me knowing ripped the whole entire butt i jumped down did the scare and walked off and bam they noticed my under roos were showing and i noticed a nice breeze. and it was only the beginning of the night and there was nothing to stitch it up with. and the tear went around to the front. so lets just say i had to think of a story quick as to why half of my coveralls were gone

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    Feb 2004
    Mexico, Missouri, United States
    I was 19 helping the local Jaycee's with there haunted house. We had a cemetary and a grave robbers scene. The scare was a zombie in the coffin. And the grave robber persuaded someone to remove a ring from the zombies hand. More or less getting them to help rob the grave. When the person tried to grab the ring the zombie would jump up and scare them. The person dressed as the zombie looked pretty fake under the blacklights, fog, and strobes. Anyway that night I was the zombie and on this particular group I sprung up but didnt get up far enough to get to my feet and fell back into the coffin. LOL! And the group laughed but when they let their guard down laughing at me. We had another actor dressed as a werewolf that came behind them and scared them. Fun times!
    Damon Carson

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    Jan 2010
    Cleveland Ohio
    In my now 18 years of haunt acting there have been plenty of embarrassing moments...but if I had to pick the MOST embarrassing one...hmmm.

    Similar to an above story...but had a night where I was wearing a long but loosely fitting cloak...and black knee high socks...with only other clothing under being boxers (it was a hot night and makeup was covering anything else that would have shown outside the cloak). Well I was creeping through the rafters of one of the haunts and proceeded to jump down behind a group of customers, only the cloak caught on a screw and didnt come down with me, almost cartoon style.

    So the customers turn around and there I am in bright pumpkin boxers, black thigh high socks, and makeup on my face and up to forearms...I wanted to just cover myself and run away, but thought quick and ran with it...instantly changed from a ghoul character into a mental patient who's "clothes were lost and trying to attack people" running around screaming "have you seen my clothes?!! They are loose and dangerous!!". Basically ran outside like this screaming and after getting over to the office and sending others back to grab my cloak had about 20 minutes of interesting dialogue and reactions. It was definitely fun though...lol, and not to mention a great story to tell!

    Mike "Pogo" Hach
    -Mike "Pogo" Hach

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