When you go to a haunted house, it may seem like you’re being funny by trying to scare the actors or jump out at them when you go through a second time, but guess what? ITS NOT FUNNY.
You pay us to scare you. It is your choice to go, so don’t fucking go through if you’re going to ignore the rules and get too close to the actors as a ‘joke’.
These bruises happened because over the course of 4 hours, several people ignored the instructions that CLEARLY stated that they were to wait in the front room until told otherwise. Rather than listen, they ran into the next room and slammed into me- effectively throwing me into the wall. This didn’t only happen once. It happened ten times at LEAST.
Then we had this asshole who thought that once I ‘died’ for the haunt, he could pretend to kick me to see if I’d moved. I, being used to people abusing me- jumped back and slammed my head into the concrete wall.
YOU ARE NOT FUNNY BY BEING RUDE AT A HAUNTED HOUSE. WE ARE PAID ACTORS THAT YOU CHOOSE TO COME AND SEE PERFORM. YOU PAY US TO SCARE THE SHIT OUT OF YOU, SO DONT HIT US WHEN WE DO
I feel that this is relevant considering it is October and more Haunted Houses are opening up. I know it seems funny to scare the ‘monsters’ but all you do is hurt real people. So stop.
Dude I worked in a haunted house for 4 years and I couldn’t even count how many times I was hit pretty damn hard by customers like holy shit
During my first year I remember this girl that came through that slapped me when I scared her, then her boyfriend picked her up and she literally started to pedal kick me.
We also had another group that year that came through and multiple people in the group hit the other actor in my room so hard he was knocked out cold for at least five fucking minutes. And he wasn’t a small fella either; he had to have been about 6’2” and probably weighed around 200 pounds.
I understand that for some people it’s a reflex but if you know you’re prone to strike someone that scares you either a.) don’t go through a fucking haunted house if you know you can’t control it or b.) don’t go out in front of your group; stay with someone in the middle or hold someone’s hand because it’s not fucking fun getting hurt for doing something you paid us to do to you.
ALSO SIDE NOTE — I SHOULD ALSO POINT OUT THAT MOST OF US WORK IN THE DARK AND THEREFORE CANNOT ALWAYS SEE WHERE EVERYONE IS PERFECTLY. IF WE ACCIDENTALLY BRUSH PAST YOU OR, HELL, ONE OF YOU RUNS INTO AN ACTOR, DON’T GO RUNNING THROUGH THE HOUSE SAYING WE TRIED TO RAPE YOU OR YOU’RE GOING TO SUE US FOR TOUCHING YOU. YOU AREN’T BEING FUCKING FUNNY. THAT SHIT IS NOT CUTE; WE’RE NOT THERE TO INTENTIONALLY HURT OR TOUCH YOU SO SHUT YOUR GOD DAMN MOUTHS AND ACT LIKE A FUCKING ADULT.
Seriously. Some of us are volunteers. We volunteered our time to scare you assholes and to sit cold and damp in the woods.
Also, it says on the sign that we can touch you lightly. Don’t yell that we can’t. We can. We know our rules. You clearly didn’t read the signs.