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Are haunted houses scary?

Asked by YARNLADY (45617points) 3 months ago

A bunch of volunteer actors dress up and scream and yell “help” and such. How is that scary, much less worth $20 – $40?

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omtatsat's avatar

Yeaah. I really shit my pants in haunted houses!

ragingloli's avatar

Only if Devidians are involved.

SnipSnip's avatar

They can be. One scared me horrifically and one of my children got hurt because people acted fools and started running. It was a walk-through house. I have not been in another. My kids have but their dad or uncle took them, not me.

Blackwater_Park's avatar

More fun than scary? Mostly. I have heard of at least one “extreme” horror haunted house that is designed to actually terrify you. I don’t know if this is real or hype but I would not do it personally.

jca2's avatar

I’ve been on a haunted hayride in a cemetery, a very old cemetery where the real people from Washington Irving’s stories are buried, and I can assure you, it was really scary.

elbanditoroso's avatar

I have never liked them – why put yourself through angst?

But I have friends that seek them out for the thrill of it.

jca2's avatar

This is the cemetery I was referring to. This is not my video but it gives an idea of the place and how creepy it is, even during the day time:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcCfgQFlQWg

smudges's avatar

I’m so glad to hear that I’m not the only ‘fraidy cat. The last time I was in a Halloween haunted house I was in my mid 20’s. It was a walk-through, and about halfway through I became terrified to the point of being unable to move. I backed into a corner and lost sight of my sister. As the line slowly moved past, I grasped a little boy’s shoulders and followed him out, holding him like a shield. When I got out I quickly let go before his mother saw me. When I found my sister, I burst into tears and couldn’t stop sobbing. Never again, for any amount of money!

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