Great article on what it takes to be a scare-actor. It’s definitely not for the faint of heart!
As the Halloween season draws to a close I think back on my experiences this year at Howl-O-Scream with delight. I’ve worked at Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens Tampa on and off since 2006. This year I was what we call a substitute, or “sub”, which means I get to float around from haunted house to haunted house. I lucked out this year and got to work in every house (except Alone) and quite a few of the scare zones. It was awesome!
Why do I come back year after year and work a physically demanding job at all hours of the night? I can’t resist the costumes, acting, makeup, other crazy scare-actors, and above all else, I’m addicted to scares! I love to hear you scream. It’s great when you jump or cry. It’s even better when you run or fall down. Not to mention those of you who can’t quite hold your bodily fluids in. To me you are all prey just waiting for the right trigger to create that glorious moment of terror. Too bad I have to wait a whole year for my next fix.
Good-bye Howl-O-Scream. Stay ghoulish until next year!