INSIDE THE HAUNTS



Welcome back to the next installment of HH365.com.

Welcome back to another installment for Inside the Haunt.

Today I am going to be talking about customers. So working at a haunt your going to find out that you will get a bunch of different customers coming into the attractions at one point.

One type of customer is the generic tough kid who acts tough in front of his friend’s/girlfriend. I remember when I had a customer like this once coming through my scene and he happened to be with his girlfriend. I was doing my bit like normal, he starts going on a rant about how nothing scares him and that it was a waste of money for him to come. Pretty much the second I started chasing him with the chainsaw his whole mood changed and let’s just say he was most definitely scared afterwards.

The second type of customers are the ones that bring their little kids to a haunt. One night, I was running around per-usual and I see 2 people just walking the trail. So I walk up to the 2 people and start scaring them and little did I know they had a 6 year old kid who got scared so bad that the family actually complained about the haunt saying it’s not kid friendly.

The third type of customers are the ones that are on their cellphones through out the attractions. There was a group of kids who were walking through my area and there were maybe 10 of them. I am not kidding when I say this but every single one of them we’re on their cell phones. Like why would you pay and waste your time coming to a haunt if your not even gonna pay attention to everything and not even follow one simple rule. So short story short, we gave them a choice either hand over the phones until the end of the attraction or they would have to leave. They took the second option because they didn’t trust anyone with their phones.

The fourth type of customers are the actual respectful ones that will follow the rules and have a good time. Most people don’t understand that working at a haunt is a normal job, it will give you a lot of skills that you would never think that you would learn. Also, when the customers are following the rules and having a good time, us actors will have a better time because we know we won’t have to be nasty with you.

Thank you for reading!!!!

That is all from HH365 today, come back soon as we are heading to another Haunt this weekend! Keep it here to HH365, Where Every Day Is Haunt Day!
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Welcome back to the next installment of HH365.com. Today we will do the first installment of Inside The Haunt. This segment is written by John Morris. He is a Haunt Actor and Fan. He has been helping us with reviews since we first started the page four years ago. Let's get to his segment.

Today I’m going to give you guys some insights and tips on working at a Haunted Attraction.

A little background on my Haunt career. I been working at a local haunt for maybe 6 years now, I have also been attending different haunts for over 10 years traveling to many different cities, and states.

For this first segment I’m going to give you guys the basic day of a haunt actor.


My day would start at 3 pm at the farm, helping the staff add finishing touches to anything that needs it, cleaning up after the night before, and getting some food. Then around 5, I would have to start getting into my costume and sit in the makeup chair for about 50 minutes.

After makeup and adding finishing touches to my makeup and costume I would also help doing the make up for the rest of the actors, before we knew it, it was 7 pm.  It was time to get into our attractions and different scenes.

As the night goes on my life gets busier and busier. I am running around screaming at people in my attraction and also running to the haunted hayride to help out over there because what haunted hayride attraction isn’t usually short on actors.

Before I know it is 12:30 am and the night was done. After we left our attractions we would go change and clock out. Then it would be time to go get food and go home to re-do it again tomorrow.


So that’s what the basic day of working at a haunt. In the next segment I’ll be talking about getting used to working in your scene and how not too take it too far with a customer.!

Thank you for reading!!!!!

Thank you guys for stopping by to HH365 for the first Inside The Haunt segment. It is his first one and he wanted to leave some room for add-ons in later segments. Keep it here at HH365, Where Every Day Is Haunt Season!

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