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Aug. 7, 2015

E203: Scare LA Prep- Jacob Chase on Creating a Compelling Narrative in Your Haunt

E203: Scare LA Prep- Jacob Chase on Creating a Compelling Narrative in Your Haunt

To have show notes automatically emailed to you, text “NOTES203” to 33444.

In this mini-series we’ll be prepping you to attend Scare LA, and if you can’t attend then you’ll still get a few takeaways to practice in your own haunt!

In this podcast,...


To have show notes automatically emailed to you, text “NOTES203” to 33444.

In this mini-series we’ll be prepping you to attend Scare LA, and if you can’t attend then you’ll still get a few takeaways to practice in your own haunt!

In this podcast, Jacob discusses his upcoming class and the importance of storytelling suspense to deliver maximum fear in your haunt.

Key Points:
Keep it simple
Repetition is crucial
Suspense can be more impactful than jump scares
Suspense dissipates with jump scares, which makes your Haunt's Rhythm important
Proper scare plot testing is important

What's the one thing any haunter can do right now?
Have a key villain character; hold that character back the entire time until the finale.

Jacob Chase is one of the key minds behind "Big Worm's Sherwood Scare," a non-profit haunted house that raises money for Big Worm's Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. He’s a writer/director whose first feature film THE FOUR-FACED LIAR premiered at Slamdance and went on to win the HBO Audience Award for “Best First Feature” at Outfest 2010.

Jacob will be teaching “Plotting Suspense: Creating a Compelling Narrative in Your Haunt” on Sunday August 9th at 5Pm for the upcoming Scare LA this weekend (August 8-9 of 2015).
Seminar Link: http://sched.co/3iov

Connect With Jacob:
Jacob's Website: http://www.jacob-chase.com/Landing.html
Jacob's Resume: http://www.jacob-chase.com/Editor_Reel_files/Jacob_Chase_Editor_Resume_0415.pdf
Sherwood Scare: http://sherwoodscare.com/
Jacob on IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0153774/?ref_=nmmd_md_nm
Jacob's film "Amy": https://vimeo.com/127628027
The Four-Faced Liar: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1174693/