I am a professional haunted house actor with more than a decade of experience in the haunted house industry. An amateur makeup artist, and I have caused people to wet themselves, crap themselves, and even caused several heart attacks. AMA!
EDIT: I am headed out to go get the makeup started for tonight's haunt. I'll continue answering as I find time, and will try to get to anything I missed tomorrow. Have a safe and happy Halloween everyone!
I have worked in the Minnesota/Wisconsin haunt scene for close to fifteen years, scaring at some of the largest events in the nation. I have been featured in newspapers around the globe, been interviewed by several local news stations, and even had a short interview by NBC New York.
I am best known for playing Leatherface at Screamtown in Chaska, MN, and Village of Terror in Chippewa Falls, WI, where my chainsaw Fred (yes, I named it) and I have caused people to visibly wet themselves, lose bowel control, and in two cases, suffer from non-fatal heart attacks. After a badly sprained ankle several years back when I chased some girls through the woods, I have been in semi-retirement only haunting a few nights a year since.
You can see photos of me in action here: https://imgur.com/gallery/BsAUSKo
Tonight, I am coming out of my semi-retirement to work at a small mom and pop free event (donations accepted for charity) in small farming community just SW of the Twin Cities of MN.
I will answer any questions I can throughout my workday, and other haunters are invited to chime in and answer questions. Ask Me Anything!
Edit: Here's one of my good scares from last year. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnJWjnIZXnQ
I stuffed a Wyze cam and a battery pack up in the corner with a SD card. The green boxes are motion detection. I had forgotten to turn that off.
Additionally, here's the "hair drag" video demonstration... https://youtu.be/_4LqnZ_x2AA