#OutrageousOctober: Scaring People

29 Oct

We’d all be lying if we ever said a haunted house has never made us flinch. Sure, you’re tough and you’re mighty, but the moment you hear a loud random noise or a guy with a chainsaw comes close to you, your body tenses a bit. It’s okay, we’ve all been there.

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This October, we were all challenged to do something ‘outrageous’. I’m definitely not cool enough to go through an entire haunted house by myself – that’d be absolutely terrifying. I did, however, get the opportunity to volunteer at the local Tucson haunted houses, and can I say, it was nothing short of chaotic.

For all of you who don’t know me, I am probably the most easily scared person out there. Anything with a sudden loud noise has me panicked, so, I was on edge, to say the least, for most of the nights.

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I worked two nights in two different haunts, the first being a Voodoo themed, outdoor maze, and the second being a cannibalistic maze in which the actors were allowed to touch the participants. The picture below is a picture of what I look like – usually.

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Night 1:

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The first night I worked, I played a voodoo priestess, which entailed of an amazingly detailed costume, teased hair, and a mask. My job? I was to pretend I was sacrificing something and just be straight-up weird. I can honestly say, I have never made people feel so uncomfortable before; I would stalk towards them in a twisted and distorted fashion –my double jointed capabilities really came in handy – and I would ask them if they would participate in my sacrifice –and if they said yes, which some did, I told them to get atop of the alter table I had, and in that moment, they realized I was talking about offering them as a sacrifice. I channeled my inner Cara Delevingne and tried to be like Enchantress, resulting in me making most people uncomfortable, chanting incomprehensible words at them. IT WAS A BLAST.

Night 2:

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don’t mind the caption, I was trying to convince my friends I was super cool

The second night was a little less glamorous. The haunt I was placed in was cannibalistic,  meaning that it was (human) meat themed, which entailed of me wearing a torn blazer with fake blood and wounds on my body. Not only did it smell rank, but it was also dark, and I was sitting on the floor, waiting to physically attack people. This haunt specifically is a haunt where the actors can touch the participants – which is terrifying. I was known as the ‘maggot girl,’ which meant I was sitting bent over a toilet pretending to eat maggots out of it for the whole night. I would stare at participants as they walked by me, make an inhumane screech, and crawl at them, grabbing for ankles. I did scare people, no doubt about that, and I definitely freaked people out, but I also did get kicked a few times. The job wasn’t glamorous, but it sure was fun to see people scream at the top of their lungs.

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So, as I look back on it, I would definitely recommend working at a haunted house. You’re on the other side of the spectrum, getting the satisfaction of making someone scream at the top of their lungs without actually hurting them.

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Plus, you get to wear cool costumes and get your makeup done.

Stay fabulous and scary, friends!

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-Lils

 

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