This year was my tenth year acting helping build and coaching new actors I play a very offensive creepy old man in a wheelchair called Festus woodson ask me anything https://i.imgur.com/F3b7vzW.png
This year was my tenth year acting helping build and coaching new actors I play a very offensive creepy old man in a wheelchair called Festus woodson ask me anything https://i.imgur.com/F3b7vzW.png
Comments: 735 • Responses: 123 • Date: 2021-11-01 02:36:28 UTCsource
kingacesuited461 karma2021-11-01 02:40:05 UTC
How often do you get people who cry/panic/etc and don't want to move forward or backward?
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rhog588 karma2021-11-01 02:42:42 UTC
Every single weekend it is really really entertaining the the more you fear us the more we're going to come after you
DB_OG458 karma2021-11-01 03:16:45 UTC
i get it now, all haunted house hosts are psychos fo sho
rhog299 karma2021-11-01 03:24:44 UTC
Not really we go buy a rating system there are PG haunted houses PG-13 haunted houses Rated-R haunted houses and NC-17 haunted houses the one I reside at is a Rated-R haunted house
TyronLee13205 karma2021-11-01 03:30:53 UTC
Could you explain what makes “Rated-R” houses and “NC-17” houses different ?
rhog450 karma2021-11-01 03:48:36 UTC
A rated R haunted house is like a rated R horror movie cussing disturbing scenes just general overall unadulterated uncensored horror NC-17 is more like the actors being naked grabbing you no safe word some of them even torture you like McKinley Manor that place is a disgrace to the haunted house industry
Pedro_el_panda115 karma2021-11-01 04:54:45 UTC
Are there any "good" NC-17 haunted houses or you believe all of them go too far?
rhog306 karma2021-11-01 04:56:00 UTC
All of them go too far in my opinion
iamtehryan74 karma2021-11-01 04:03:37 UTC
Do you mean mckamey? I tried looking it up and this is the only one I could find.
rhog114 karma2021-11-01 04:07:32 UTC
Sorry I'm using my voice to text it doesn't understand me sometime yes
Jollydancer30 karma2021-11-01 05:52:52 UTC
Seriously, naked? In a haunted house? In the US of all places? Why though? How is nudity scary?
rhog52 karma2021-11-01 05:53:30 UTC
Exactly I think it's just fucking cringe
Tammy_Tangerine28 karma2021-11-01 04:12:55 UTC
i know a bunch about mckaney manor, but i’d love to hear your take on why other horror folks dislike him.
rhog176 karma2021-11-01 04:17:53 UTC
He is very disliked in the haunt industry he gives other haunted houses a bad name because we are there to scare you and entertain you we are not there to torture you until you break down having mental psychotic episode or something worse
TryingHappy20 karma2021-11-01 03:40:17 UTC
Where on earth are those rankings? I used to research houses for fun and have never seen that.
rhog44 karma2021-11-01 03:57:25 UTC
Usually at the front of a haunt it'll say it's a rated R haunted house stuff like that but a lot of haunted houses don't have that but a lot of them do
delta181013 karma2021-11-01 04:21:31 UTC
Interesting. Do you work in the US? I’ve been to so many haunts in the past 15 or so years, and can’t recall seeing any “rating” signs. Pretty cool and straight forward way of marketing to your audience though!
rhog9 karma2021-11-01 04:22:34 UTC
In the us
Disastrous-Ad-235747 karma2021-11-01 04:29:12 UTC
There was one ghost that was basically an adult dressed as a baby and his fear tactic was... To say "I want to play with you, come play" like in an Elmo voice.
I was waiting for him to pull off his mask and reveal something scary... But no, it was just a large baby wanting to play.
Everyone else was terrified, and I was like "but he's so friendly, what the heck!"
rhog26 karma2021-11-01 04:30:13 UTC
That sounds like an awesome experience
definetly_ahuman40 karma2021-11-01 06:14:46 UTC
Oh my gosh. I had a nightmare experience at a haunted house with this. I made the mistake of jumping and kind of running away from an actor dressed as a zombie and for the rest of my time inside he popped up everywhere. He followed me around the house and even chased me into another section right into the waiting arms of another zombie at one point. God, I love haunted houses.
rhog29 karma2021-11-01 06:16:52 UTC
Thank you for coming to a haunted house your fear and enjoyment makes it all worthwhile for us
definetly_ahuman34 karma2021-11-01 06:18:46 UTC
My mom used to be an actor in a haunted house every year until she had knee surgery and just couldn’t keep up with the demand. Her role was to play as a plague victim and crawl around an infected hospital scene begging people for help and coughing on them. I spent so much time in haunted houses as a kid, this post brought back some happy memories for me, actually. Thanks for posting!
rhog18 karma2021-11-01 06:19:50 UTC
Tell your mom I think she's awesome and thank you
FeelDeAssTyson370 karma2021-11-01 02:43:27 UTC
What's your next 11 months look like?
rhog362 karma2021-11-01 02:49:15 UTC
Planning and Building
rafie97120 karma2021-11-01 04:13:21 UTC
Planning and building the horror show for next year?
rhog166 karma2021-11-01 04:16:09 UTC
We have a couple ideas but we're having a planning meeting in January
sameerski32123 karma2021-11-01 05:57:08 UTC
Halloween in January! Make sure there isn't a hole in your floor
rhog70 karma2021-11-01 05:57:57 UTC
We have to plan that early because it takes 9 and a half months to build
FemaleKwH261 karma2021-11-01 02:39:58 UTC
Has anyone ever assaulted you out of fear?
rhog285 karma2021-11-01 02:41:34 UTC
Many many times too many to count
Feanors_Scribe89 karma2021-11-01 02:50:06 UTC
Are you allowed pummel them back?
rhog263 karma2021-11-01 02:53:21 UTC
I mean if they punch you one time not really but if they keep assaulting you yes because sometimes people punch out of fear
Feanors_Scribe78 karma2021-11-01 02:55:46 UTC
Yeah I’d hate to see that. Hope you have never suffered a bad injury!
rhog191 karma2021-11-01 03:05:45 UTC
The worst that ever happened is I've lost two teeth a couple years apart
RedBullDonut121 karma2021-11-01 03:08:03 UTC
rhog124 karma2021-11-01 03:11:14 UTC
It happens but I'm not upset over it
iWant_To_Play_A_Game41 karma2021-11-01 03:12:03 UTC
Does your employer pay medical fees?
rhog84 karma2021-11-01 03:17:28 UTC
Not really we're more like independent contractors I am sure there are some that do but it's kind of rare
Muthafuckaaaaa59 karma2021-11-01 03:25:57 UTC
TIL I can punch you guys one time and get away with it! See you next Halloween! lol
rhog71 karma2021-11-01 03:40:13 UTC
We can tell when you do it on purpose and when you're just scared
qpazza4 karma2021-11-01 03:40:14 UTC
So what you're saying is we all get one free shot. Good to know!
rhog7 karma2021-11-01 03:56:26 UTC
We know when it's on purpose and when it's intentional trust me you do it on purpose you're out of there
picnic-boy211 karma2021-11-01 02:42:33 UTC
rhog332 karma2021-11-01 02:47:44 UTC
If you are a horror Junkie you can get into it pretty good it gives you a feeling of you are God when you scare someone because that gives you power over them for your second question we used to not get paid it started a couple years ago when we actually got paid and I don't do it for the money I Do It For the Love of the Game and for your third question it's just very taxing on your body you have to worry about getting dehydrated and getting punched and kicked and a lot of other things but in the end it is very worth it
PuddingRnbowExtreme185 karma2021-11-01 03:00:14 UTC
WTF are you doing on reddit right now, 8pm PST on Halloween night?! Shouldn't you be haunting right now?
rhog202 karma2021-11-01 03:02:06 UTC
Yesterday was the last night of the season we're only open every Friday and Saturday
DoctorRoxxo80 karma2021-11-01 06:21:05 UTC
your company must hate money to not be open on halloween night?
rhog188 karma2021-11-01 06:22:39 UTC
From my experience doing this for 10 years it's usually never busy on a Halloween because people are partying and going trick or treating we will do it on Halloween if it's a Friday or Saturday
SweetEmbraceableYou172 karma2021-11-01 02:40:36 UTC
Hi Festus. Thanks for sharing!
Have you ever worried that you might kill someone with a heart attack?
rhog326 karma2021-11-01 02:44:24 UTC
I have given someone a heart attack before but they were in poor health to begin with and had a heart condition but they were okay later on my real name is not really Festus
Look_to_the_Stars157 karma2021-11-01 03:41:35 UTC
You’re a real card, Festus
rhog140 karma2021-11-01 03:58:59 UTC
I am the ace of diamonds
TiddySpanks149 karma2021-11-01 02:47:41 UTC
Has a guest ever made you break character?
rhog184 karma2021-11-01 02:50:22 UTC
A couple times not much I'm very dedicated to my craft
Muthafuckaaaaa80 karma2021-11-01 03:30:15 UTC
What's the most memorable experience that you have broken character?
rhog464 karma2021-11-01 03:45:37 UTC
Probably the best experience I've ever had breaking character I don't have many of them because I don't break character that much probably the time some drunk guy decided to lick my nipple I was like whoa whoa whoa you have to take me out to dinner first that got a good laugh
hullowurld139 karma2021-11-01 02:41:34 UTC
What kind of people make the best haunted house actors?
rhog200 karma2021-11-01 04:13:57 UTC
People that usually don't fit into everyday life that's why I love the Haunted House season because I get to be with other Freaks Like Me
bananagoo75 karma2021-11-01 05:24:48 UTC
You're not a freak!
rhog67 karma2021-11-01 05:26:07 UTC
jhftop110 karma2021-11-01 02:40:14 UTC
What are the different types of reactions that you generally get to your performance?
rhog133 karma2021-11-01 02:43:05 UTC
Some of them laugh some of them are disgusted and some of them just cower in fear
way2manychickens91 karma2021-11-01 03:29:46 UTC
I giggle the entire time in a good haunted house. The more they jump scare me or creep me out, the more I shrink and giggle. I love it. Thanks for what you do.
rhog78 karma2021-11-01 03:43:37 UTC
No thank you for giving us the chance to do what we love
jhftop37 karma2021-11-01 04:37:13 UTC
What do you do when they laugh? Do you laugh along with them or double down on your efforts to scare them???
rhog85 karma2021-11-01 04:38:38 UTC
I just start mock laughing at them until it becomes really uncomfortable and they stop and then I pull out some lines
jhftop68 karma2021-11-01 04:39:36 UTC
....oh, lines as in script. Okay, my mind went somewhere else for a second.
rhog42 karma2021-11-01 04:44:09 UTC
Yes lines as in script
DashingSands105 karma2021-11-01 03:11:38 UTC
Deleted my last question because the answer to it was right in your post. My bad. Next question:
How often do you have “tough guys” come through who try to fight you?
rhog166 karma2021-11-01 03:18:06 UTC
Believe it or not the tough guys are the biggest chickens we have some that do but most of them cower in fear
DashingSands46 karma2021-11-01 03:27:32 UTC
Haha that’s great. Do you guys all hang out after a shift or do you just head home and unwind?
rhog89 karma2021-11-01 03:40:52 UTC
We hang out a couple hours after the shift we eat food hangout tell jokes we are a haunted house family after all
Oldjamesdean84 karma2021-11-01 02:48:53 UTC
Has anyone ever scared you while you were working the haunted house?
rhog235 karma2021-11-01 02:51:28 UTC
A couple times the thing that really scared me a couple years ago was someone pulling a fake gun on me scared the shit out of me he was immediately escorted out of the premises
bk15dcx136 karma2021-11-01 03:21:42 UTC
I've had real ones pulled on me. We had "push out" zones... essentially the nearest exit. Anyone who caused trouble got bounced out the nearest door by a gang of zombies.
rhog103 karma2021-11-01 04:14:54 UTC
Good Lord you had a real one pulled on you
bk15dcx56 karma2021-11-01 05:21:01 UTC
Detroit in the 80s
rhog51 karma2021-11-01 05:21:54 UTC
God Almighty I'm sorry that happened to you
bk15dcx30 karma2021-11-01 05:25:53 UTC
Thanks. No biggie.
There was more danger in the parking lot.
After high school they stopped doing it. Too many incidents. Always outside in line or parking lot. We couldn't hire enough security.
rhog31 karma2021-11-01 05:28:33 UTC
Security and parking staff is always a difficulty
rhog29 karma2021-11-01 03:31:44 UTC
A couple times this year not as bad as it usually is
wintercast25 karma2021-11-01 03:31:47 UTC
How is security provided in the house? They always seemed dark and maze like to me. I'm sure to you know know how to get around.
rhog53 karma2021-11-01 03:48:55 UTC
You may not see the security but they are through out the house
theburdenofproof77 karma2021-11-01 02:43:30 UTC
What things have forced you to break out of your role, if any?
rhog146 karma2021-11-01 02:49:46 UTC
When a lady hopped over a table in my room and face-planted if both was hilarious and horrifying
Muthafuckaaaaa34 karma2021-11-01 03:28:04 UTC
Hilarious for you, horrifying for her. You have a great job! lmao
rhog42 karma2021-11-01 03:41:27 UTC
It's not really a job I Do It For the Love of it. getting paid is just like a little extra
Plantparty2058 karma2021-11-01 02:48:59 UTC
Do you have any set boundaries? Like at what point do you back off someone who’s too scared.
rhog94 karma2021-11-01 02:52:40 UTC
What I tend to do is when I have someone scared afraid to move is I Will Wait 7 to 11 seconds and then back off
Plantparty2089 karma2021-11-01 02:56:25 UTC
That’s good to know. I had a bad experience where I froze and started crying and the chainsaw guy wouldn’t leave me alone until my friend came and dragged me out and it honestly ruined it for me. I can’t get myself to ever go back.
rhog121 karma2021-11-01 03:04:23 UTC
I'm sorry you had a bad experience that chainsaw guy was being an asshole normally chainsaw people are the coolest people ever the guy you interacted with just seems like a scumbag give another Haunted House a chance and I'm sure you will have a much better experience also you may not know this but those chainsaws don't have a blade on them
itisjafar109 karma2021-11-01 04:48:09 UTC
Your responses here are wild and I'm loving them. I just love the sentence, "normally chainsaw people are the coolest people ever." I'm imagining a whole social hierarchy of haunted house workers now and it's fantastic.
rhog57 karma2021-11-01 04:52:03 UTC
Working at a haunted house is like having another family we protect one another we love one another we help each other when one feels down or sad we're completely normal everyday people weirdos yes we all are but we are still normal people
Kraftykodo57 karma2021-11-01 02:45:15 UTC
Do you have breaks during your shift? Also how long is a typical shift?
rhog66 karma2021-11-01 02:50:02 UTC
A typical shift could be anywhere from three to five hours
ellenehs54 karma2021-11-01 03:24:27 UTC
Do any of these little fuckers ever pop out of the fucking wall and say “fuck there's a horse cock in my room or a donkey dick?
rhog51 karma2021-11-01 03:37:19 UTC
I am confused by your question
ProgressiveCannibal47 karma2021-11-01 02:50:22 UTC
What are some tricks of the trade that you teach others, e.g., how to get the best scare, etiquette for different interactions, etc.?
rhog66 karma2021-11-01 02:55:38 UTC
It's based on their character like if someone is assigned a clown I'll tell them to act like a creepy clown laughing maniacally asking the customers if they want to honk their horn that kind of stuff it would take me a really long time to tell you what I tell the new actors because 10 years of experience doing so I have a lot of tips and tricks
sophiaquestions8 karma2021-11-01 10:31:43 UTC
A follow up question if I may? I've always wondered how do you time a scare? It seems like it takes a lot of concentration to read each person's best time to go "boo!"
rhog11 karma2021-11-01 10:38:08 UTC
It depends person to person and group to group but mostly you want to go after them when they're not looking
sexylassy43 karma2021-11-01 02:38:30 UTC
Hi! Scary! How did you start?
rhog122 karma2021-11-01 02:41:09 UTC
My mom suggested I do it because I was kind of in a funk when I was in my twenties I am 35 now I've been doing it for 10 years it's great therapy because you get your anger out for the year it really helped me
GRANDSPORTER40 karma2021-11-01 03:00:12 UTC
Have people tried to scare you while walking through the haunted house?
rhog86 karma2021-11-01 03:02:43 UTC
Several several times and I just say in my creepy old man voice is that the best you got motherfuker
Jekkelstein37 karma2021-11-01 02:52:08 UTC
What’s the best reaction you’ve gotten out of somebody?
What’s your favorite role? Ghost, goblin, ghoul, killer, etc?
rhog130 karma2021-11-01 02:59:12 UTC
The funniest thing that ever happened is it was the last group of the night and these girls were too scared to come in because I'm the first room they wouldn't come in so I came after them I chased them all the way to the damn parking lot and they got in their car and lock the door funniest thing ever
rhog81 karma2021-11-01 02:57:38 UTC
Definitely the creepy old man I played for a long time I'll go up in my wheelchair pretending not to walk and when they pass me after I said my lines I'll stand up real quick and that usually gets a good scare
aslfingerspell35 karma2021-11-01 03:06:40 UTC
What kinds of roles have the hardest acting jobs in a haunted house? Which ones have the easiest?
rhog63 karma2021-11-01 03:12:21 UTC
The hardest would have to be the people who use silicone masks because it gets really really hot and the easiest I would say is using a puppet
Etaleo30 karma2021-11-01 02:53:54 UTC
What's the strangest reaction someone's had when you scared them?
rhog75 karma2021-11-01 03:05:04 UTC
Gave me an open-mouth kiss it was disgusting it smelled like alcohol an ashtray and a bunch of other things
jzpqzkl22 karma2021-11-01 04:06:50 UTC
How did it go? Did he run away? Did you punch him? Did you kiss him back?
rhog44 karma2021-11-01 04:08:42 UTC
I just said you're going to have to take me out on a couple of dinners before you do that and after they left the room I started gagging
Fantomwon18 karma2021-11-01 06:10:05 UTC
Damn, way to be committed. Still tough, that sucks that they did that to you, sorry to hear that bro!
rhog17 karma2021-11-01 06:11:14 UTC
re00328 karma2021-11-01 02:52:58 UTC
I went to a haunted house for the first time a few weeks ago and took the approach to say a friendly hello to all the actors and even attempted to jump scare some of them…purely so they wouldn’t scare me first and give me a panic attack.
Everybody seemed to just kind of not care and go scare the shit out of obviously afraid people. Did I totally annoy everybody there?
rhog50 karma2021-11-01 03:00:56 UTC
Well the way I see things we deal with a lot of people throughout the night so they probably didn't even remember you two seconds later after you left they're on to the next customers
rhog29 karma2021-11-01 03:01:38 UTC
Also if they seemed to not care and do their job that must have been a horrible haunted house you went to
charliemuffin26 karma2021-11-01 03:47:52 UTC
Do you ever get scared in real life, have nightmares, or paranormal experiences from being a scary actor?
rhog58 karma2021-11-01 04:01:14 UTC
I mean yeah I have nightmares but I wouldn't say they're strictly normal I have dreams of Nemesis chasing me from Resident Evil 3 the original game not the remake various people in my life dying thanking I lost my opossum putter people breaking into my house stuff like that
cflash01510 karma2021-11-01 11:30:43 UTC
Can you tell us more about this opossum??
rhog13 karma2021-11-01 12:10:59 UTC
It's a big ass stick I use and it's my prop that I had specially made to hit the wall and make a loud noise I can take a picture of it and send you a link if you wish
cflash0155 karma2021-11-01 13:05:52 UTC
That sounds awesome!!! And scary!
rhog14 karma2021-11-01 13:10:01 UTC
This is possum putter http://imgur.com/a/Mm3BAjx
rhog12 karma2021-11-01 13:12:12 UTC
It made out of one hundred percent Locust wood so I don't have to worry about it ever breaking
rhog8 karma2021-11-01 13:12:30 UTC
You're welcome have a lovely day
bk15dcx23 karma2021-11-01 03:18:16 UTC
Hi Festus, thanks for sharing.
I worked for 4 years in high school at one of the biggest and busiest haunts in my area.
The most grueling part was going from 4pm to 2am without a break. Especially on weekends and Halloween.
How often do you get to take a break?
rhog27 karma2021-11-01 03:27:39 UTC
I really don't need to take a break during the night I can do it for several hours without going to the bathroom it's not I need to go I just there's no reason to I go at the end of the night when I'm done I'm very dedicated to my craft
rhog12 karma2021-11-01 10:36:45 UTC
Another thing is they are supposed to give you bathroom breaks and whatnot the people who ran that must have been assholes
dota2botmaster21 karma2021-11-01 03:18:27 UTC
Are there any instances that some couple just used the darkness or the corners of the haunted house just to "Haunted House & Chill"?
rhog30 karma2021-11-01 03:28:17 UTC
We've had a couple customers hide inside the haunt when we were operational but that's only been like once or twice
dota2botmaster12 karma2021-11-01 03:33:11 UTC
Ohhh. How'd you make them get out?
rhog30 karma2021-11-01 03:49:40 UTC
To tell you the truth we didn't discover them until the end of the night when we turned the lights on lol
dota2botmaster11 karma2021-11-01 03:54:06 UTC
Lmao haha. What were they doing tho and what was your reaction
rhog49 karma2021-11-01 04:02:42 UTC
They actually started acting with us the next night and been with us ever since
dota2botmaster20 karma2021-11-01 04:38:08 UTC
"Hey how'd you got hired?"
"Oh we just snuck in there for nothing and actually gave us a job."
rhog32 karma2021-11-01 04:39:57 UTC
We just thought it was funny as hell and we just asked them if they wanted to be with us and act
Redwood67120 karma2021-11-01 03:28:04 UTC
Is it common for some actors to leave early when it gets really late? My wife and I went with friends to a big name haunted asylum in Ohio last year and after waiting 7 hours, we got inside at about 2 AM. By that time there were several locations that looked like they had an actor there at one time but no longer did. Large portions of each section felt underutilized and without any actors to cause any frights. My buddy had spent all night hyping this place up since he had been to it in years past and at the end he apologized for the experience. After tha, I won't go back to that haunted asylum and I am put off from going to another such haunted house without paying the upfront cost for a fast pass.
rhog25 karma2021-11-01 03:43:16 UTC
Normally it's not normal for people to be out of their spots until closing time I'm sorry you had a bad experience from the sound of things the actors were very unprofessional and just left
Pepsi-Bear16 karma2021-11-01 03:05:43 UTC
Do you feel a sense of embarrassment or shame when you try to scare someone and it doesn’t work? I know I would.
rhog62 karma2021-11-01 03:08:53 UTC
Not really if you can't scare nobody make them laugh one of my favorite lines to say if no one is scared is I will look at a woman and say all that money for plastic surgery and you're still fucking ugly or I will ask two guys if they are dating and ask one what the other guy's ass hole tastes like because I'm going to taste it later tonight that usually creeps them out or makes them burst out laughing
Gilly52615 karma2021-11-01 03:24:08 UTC
When training other people or when you are acting yourself, do you define any specific lines that you shouldn't cross while scaring or, in the case of your character, while being creepy? What would be an example of an actor taking it too far?
rhog49 karma2021-11-01 03:36:52 UTC
Do not say the c-word do not call a girl a whore do not call them a prostitute do not make any racist or homophobic remarks now you can imply this like if someone comes in with a cowboy hat you can say nice cowboy hat we got broke Back Mountain up in this motherfucker but you cannot directly say it
Gilly52628 karma2021-11-01 03:41:27 UTC
Thanks for the quick answer! Glad to see there are some things you never say. You're killing it with this AMA btw well done!
rhog19 karma2021-11-01 03:58:39 UTC
Thank you my friend
Bringthegato6 karma2021-11-01 10:52:47 UTC
Lmao at that example. You seem like a funny dude
rhog6 karma2021-11-01 10:54:22 UTC
jeromebettis1114 karma2021-11-01 02:42:58 UTC
What are some tips to spook a haunted house patron?
rhog38 karma2021-11-01 02:49:04 UTC
Just getting very close a lot of people have problems with personal space another thing I like to do is go up and sniff them and tell them they smell like a bucket of fried chicken finger licking good I have so many tips and tricks it would take me a long time to tell you
WoodenMango0713 karma2021-11-01 03:39:20 UTC
rhog21 karma2021-11-01 03:55:41 UTC
No I don't get scared going to other haunted houses. back then before I started acting yes and during the lockdown we were still opened while a lot of them were not but we had to follow a lot of rules for that to happen every actor had to wear a mask every actor had to get a temperature check so many things
delta181013 karma2021-11-01 04:32:22 UTC
Love your AMA so far, I’ve read all your responses! I have two questions:
I noticed you said you guys are only open on fridays and saturdays, so you guys do anything extra special when Halloween falls on one of the days you’re open?
What’s the most satisfying reaction you get from visitors? Like, how do they react that makes you think, “nice, I did my job well”
rhog12 karma2021-11-01 04:36:01 UTC
If Halloween falls on a Friday or Saturday yes we do something special.
For your second question it's when either they run out the front door because I'm the first room and refused to Come Back In and if they do they run past me and I chase them down
sephstorm12 karma2021-11-01 03:02:51 UTC
Who decides the overall setup? Me and a buddy spent all night thinking they could have done some things better. Don't know who we send feedback to.
rhog13 karma2021-11-01 03:10:06 UTC
It's a team effort it's just not one person
bandito21011 karma2021-11-01 03:18:44 UTC
How do you like your coffee?
rhog27 karma2021-11-01 03:28:25 UTC
I don't drink coffee
u9Nails9 karma2021-11-01 03:17:59 UTC
What's more fun for you to scare and why:
Group of girls,
Group of guys,
Mixed group of both
Also, ever get a date or party invitation to go out with people?
rhog17 karma2021-11-01 03:25:50 UTC
That's a really hard question to answer really because it just depends and How brave they are and what their fears are some people are going to be afraid of one thing and not the other but if I had the choice it would be a mix
rhog5 karma2021-11-01 06:35:29 UTC
And yes I have been asked out on a date and party invitation before
sisko49 karma2021-11-01 03:34:11 UTC
Are there night vision security cameras watching the whole thing (for safety or insurance purposes)..? Just wondering how you guys keep the peace if customers get out of control.
rhog11 karma2021-11-01 03:50:21 UTC
Some haunted houses do but a lot of them do not we do it's just very sporadic throughout the house
CHEEKY_BASTARD9 karma2021-11-01 03:13:27 UTC
Hello Festus. Have you frightened anyone out of their wheelchair?
rhog23 karma2021-11-01 03:21:06 UTC
A lot of haunted houses are not wheelchair accessible I am sure there are some that exist but at mine I'm the only one in the wheelchair
cinemagnitude8 karma2021-11-01 03:54:11 UTC
Has anyone tried to act macho and unafraid? If so, what did you try to scare them differently?
rhog25 karma2021-11-01 04:03:41 UTC
If it's a big macho guy I know how to handle these people I'll look at them and start flirting with them getting close telling them they look sexy and stuff like that that creeps them out so bad that they start running away from me
therealsix8 karma2021-11-01 03:16:33 UTC
It Netherworld in Atlanta really the top of the line when it somes to Haunted Houses? Have heard about it for years and still have never gone. Are you familiar with it?
rhog16 karma2021-11-01 03:22:40 UTC
I am familiar with it I would say it's one of the best I wouldn't say it is the best
SwansonHOPS7 karma2021-11-01 03:35:28 UTC
Are there any hard rules that haunted house actors must abide by?
rhog9 karma2021-11-01 03:53:19 UTC
It really does depend from Haunted House to haunted house and what they are rated
WhistlerDan6 karma2021-11-01 04:32:01 UTC
How do you guys deal with people that get aggressively punchy when they’re scared?
rhog13 karma2021-11-01 04:34:15 UTC
One punch to an actor is acceptable more than that they're going to have a problem and might be asked to leave
bioluminescent-bean6 karma2021-11-01 03:22:23 UTC
Cool! Do you ever get scared or do you think you're numb to it?
rhog15 karma2021-11-01 03:33:12 UTC
When I started doing this I would would you call a chickenshit but the more and more I learned throughout the years I can watch a horror movie and be like that's how they're doing this that's how they did that it's kind of like a magic trick that's ruined because you know all of the tips and tricks to do it
Morsemouse4 karma2021-11-01 05:36:23 UTC
What’s been your funniest encounter?
rhog17 karma2021-11-01 05:47:25 UTC
Probably a full grown woman so terrified of me she tossed one of her kids at me and just ran away
blatterbeast3 karma2021-11-01 03:50:58 UTC
What's the ADA stance on accessibility for wheelchairs and whatnot in haunted attractions? I feel like this is an industry that gets away with breaking laws regarding the ADA.
rhog6 karma2021-11-01 04:02:10 UTC
A lot of haunted houses are not wheelchair accessible because you have to crawl under things sometimes and go outside sometimes I am pretty sure there is a lot of haunted houses that have wheelchair accessibility
abusivecommentator2 karma2021-11-01 03:57:24 UTC
Like most theatres, is the place actually haunted?
rhog3 karma2021-11-01 04:04:51 UTC
No this is not a theater is a large ass building in the middle of nowhere
yourenotmymom692 karma2021-11-01 03:39:12 UTC
What in your opinion is the best haunted house you’ve ever seen?
rhog5 karma2021-11-01 03:53:45 UTC
I would say mine but since I can't choose that I would say Woods of Terror
CorsairVI1 karma2021-11-01 03:40:23 UTC
Your antics have probably given nightmares to more than a few people.
My question for you is this: What nightmares does a nightmare-maker like yourself have?
rhog2 karma2021-11-01 03:58:26 UTC
Usually have nightmares like nemesis from Resident Evil 3 chasing me my mom dying she is still alive just stuff like that like any normal person would have
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rhog3 karma2021-11-01 02:56:16 UTC
Do you know how bad it smells at the end of the night with some of those costumes so no
kconnors-1 karma2021-11-01 03:39:55 UTC
Do you grope hot women?
rhog1 karma2021-11-01 03:55:52 UTC
No I do not and never have
sleeper78-10 karma2021-11-01 02:40:51 UTC
Do you wipe front-to-back, or back-to-front? Standing or sitting?
rhog17 karma2021-11-01 02:44:44 UTC
I don't I'm confused
Story-Large-10 karma2021-11-01 03:11:25 UTC
Do you ever use punctuation?
rhog9 karma2021-11-01 03:15:12 UTC
Not when I have autism and fetal alcohol syndrome I apologize
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