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Haunt Weekly is a weekly podcast about the haunted attraction industry from the smallest home haunt to the largest event haunt. We talk about management, operation, tactics and more!

July 17, 2017

Haunt Weekly - Episode 85 - Offensive Haunting

Haunting is hard. Threading the needle between scaring someone and actively traumatizing hem is a difficult task.

However, sometimes haunts can cross the line and include scares, props and scenes that do more to offend than scare. 

While haunting is an art and no haunter should feel like they're being censored, it's also important to understand that haunt is a commercial art that must be palatable to a broad audience.

With that in mind, we're starting a conversation about certain scenes and scares that may not be appropriate in a haunt or, at the very least, can have a very different meaning to some members of your audience.

It might not be a reason to change your haunt, but it is something to think about.

This Week's Episode Includes:

  1. Conference Reminders
  2. Why This Topic
  3. A Word About Haunting as Art
  4. Hanging Scenes/Nooses
  5. Voodoo Scenes
  6. Animal Abuse
  7. Poverty Porn
  8. Woman Victimization/Sexualization
  9. General Suggestions
  10. Conclusions

If you're intersted in making haunting a welcoming place for everyone, this is an episode you do not want to miss!

(Note: Our discussion about the VR controversy took place in Episodes 44 and again in Episode 59)

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