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Sept. 1, 2020

How to scare with intent from 6 feet away!

How to scare with intent from 6 feet away!

2020 is giving haunters a wonderful opportunity to birth novel ways of telling our stories. In this podcast, presented by David Jones, we explore effective methods of scaring from a distance. Specifically, you’ll learn how to create a cohesive...


2020 is giving haunters a wonderful opportunity to birth novel ways of telling our stories. In this podcast, presented by David Jones, we explore effective methods of scaring from a distance. Specifically, you’ll learn how to create a cohesive character that does three things:

Evokes a specific fear.
Creates rapport with guests.
Stimulates unanswered questions in the minds of your guests.

Key Takeaways:
The story of your haunt must be a hero’s quest—with the guest as the hero.
A haunt is a dramatic tragedy that guests participate in.
Monsters already exist in the guest’s psyche, so the job of the haunter is to evoke that fear.
Create a relationship between the guest and the monster.
Make your monsters specific and intentional to evoke a genuine fear.
Your monsters must fit your fear culture.
Define your monster’s motivation and how this leads to consequences.
The monster’s movements and appearance are critical.
Create questions your guests can’t answer.
Write stories to your guests’ deepest fears.

Read the full article: https://hauntedattractionnetwork.com/stories-scare-differently-2020/