Come on, guys. Haunted house actors may already be “dead,” but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t hurt when you freak out and punch them. And it happens more often than you’d think — that flight-or-flight reaction is one fickle friend, and these tough actors know that all too well.
In a Huffington Post interview, Allen Hopps, a trainer for actors in haunted houses, said, “The problem isn’t the haunted houses or the actors, but the customers. They forget that people are actors and have a flight-or-fight reaction towards the person scaring them, not realizing one might be a 16-year-old girl.”
Don’t let this occupational hazard keep you from making a haunted house of your own. Just think of it this way: If you get socked in the face, you’re obviously doing your scaring right.
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