Happy Halloween from Gastly, Haunter and Gengar!
I get lost inside her. Every time.
This is what it looks like when you punch a haunted house actor in the face. Please keep in mind that we are people you paid to jump out and scare you.
I don’t want this to happen to anyone.
Yeah but the workers understand the risk. Some people react aggressively to being scared and if you dont realize the risk there, you shouldn’t be scaring people for a living.
If you react aggressively enough to being scared that you might hit someone, you probably shouldn’t go to a haunted house.
Let’s bold the truly important part here.
As someone who has helped design, build and worked in a NUMBER of haunted houses over the years, I will say this right now: if you know you react violently to being scared, you have no fucking business whatsoever going into a haunted house. If you suspect you might react violently to being scared, but aren’t certain, you likely STILL have no fucking business going into a haunted house.
If you cannot control yourself enough to not deliberately take a swing at some haunted house worker (look at that bruising- that is not the result of some mad panic flail, that’s a deliberate punch) you need to rethink whether or not you should even be allowed out the door in normal fucking society. There is zero, I repeat ZERO excuse for this kind of behaviour, especially when most haunted houses and their employees are taking deliberate steps to avoid directly contacting the patrons.
Hmm, this argument of “you know the risks if you choose to work at a haunted house” seems awfully familiar. Something along the lines of “you knew the risks when you chose to wear a skirt that short.” Stop victim blaming.
Most haunted attractions specifically forbid the employees from touching the guests.My loved ones who have worked haunted houses and theme parks in the past have been grabbed, slapped, punched, kicked, yes, kicked, insulted, called awful names and much more, all for doing their job, and they aren’t even allowed to touch the guests who are doing these shitty things! These people are attacking the employees, and have no right to use the argument of “well you knew that I might punch you if you scared me, I mean, it’s only a natural reaction.” Stop. Victim. Blaming.