Episode 85

Haunt Weekly - Episode 85 - Offensive Haunting


July 17th, 2017

54 mins 26 secs

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About this Episode

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:

    Conference Reminders
    Why This Topic
    A Word About Haunting as Art
    Hanging Scenes/Nooses
    Voodoo Scenes
    Animal Abuse
    Poverty Porn
    Woman Victimization/Sexualization
    General Suggestions

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)