Best scare ever was when Scream was popular. Knott's had a movie themed maze and at one point you walked "through" the screen of a movie theater and faced the audience. The camera was projecting in your eyes so it was difficult to see. You had to walk up the center aisle to get out. In every other seat sat Mr. Ghost Face - some real, some mannequins - and you can bet more than one "real" one came at you unexpectedly as you ran up that aisle. It was the scare of my life!
The houses are great, just the queues that are very off-putting.
The Scareactors can be pretty fun, my wifes terrified of them, so I have to "Help" her avoid them, but if shes not paying too miuch attention I tend to walk her toward one or two.
Next Friday I'll be heading to Howl'O'Scream at BGA for the first time, really looking forward to that!
But, it's also more for the fact that I enjoy the party mood, and I enjoy the fact that I'm hanging around with individuals that share the same interests as me. Getting the crap scared out of them. :)
I was thinking about this last night: I, as a theme park fan, find it highly ironic about myself that I can't bring myself to set foot into these highly themed, theatrical and detailed environments. It could be because I don't live in the states (though - and I wish editor would take note that these events are now appearing not just in the US - but in the UK as well), but it could also be down the fact I just can't stand people jumping out at me... and crowds (though, ironically, crowds could make the whole experience seem less intimidating if I were to actually go!).
...they're letting us wear our cotumes. `:-)
So if you're at DCA on October 31st and see a bunch of Ghostbusters walking around, come on over and say hi. Narcissistic? Maybe. ...but it's pretty fun to hang out in the park with all my other costume-and-prop-building friends for an event like this.