When you go to a haunted house, it may seem like you’re being funny by trying to scare the actors or jump out at them when you go through a second time, but guess what? ITS NOT FUNNY.

You pay us to scare you. It is your choice to go, so don’t fucking go through if you’re going to ignore the rules and get too close to the actors as a ‘joke’.

These bruises happened because over the course of 4 hours, several people ignored the instructions that CLEARLY stated that they were to wait in the front room until told otherwise. Rather than listen, they ran into the next room and slammed into me- effectively throwing me into the wall. This didn’t only happen once. It happened ten times at LEAST.

Then we had this asshole who thought that once I ‘died’ for the haunt, he could pretend to kick me to see if I’d moved. I, being used to people abusing me- jumped back and slammed my head into the concrete wall.


I feel that this is relevant considering it is October and more Haunted Houses are opening up. I know it seems funny to scare the ‘monsters’ but all you do is hurt real people. So stop.

It’s not even October but I’m still spreading this


Yeah…your director may want to consider reblocking

We don’t have a director? Or blocking??? It’s a haunted house bro, not a play

Reblogging for relevance-

I work at a Haunted House every October, and have been for the past few years. Our house in particular is staffed by Volunteer workers who are either earning credits for Graduation, or people who know the Family that owns the haunted attraction. In our City, we’re one of two Haunted Houses, so while we open in late September, we tend to get incredibly busy during the month of October and often work from 6pm until 2, 3am on weekends. 

We do not get paid to help out. Due to our location, we get a lot of drunk guys coming through, and a lot of ‘funny’ teenagers. In my several years working there, I’ve seen Actors get grabbed and thrown, stomped on, kicked, bitten, everything. A lot of the Actors at this attraction are young teenagers, Middle and Secondary School students, so this kind of abuse is terrifying and potentially emotionally scarring.

There’s a position half-way through the house we call ‘Psych Ward’, and it’s essentially a jump scare. The scare is a corner-room, boxed in with walls and broken windows, that the Actor pops out of and shouts and taunts the people going through. October, 2012, a couple were going through the Psych Ward corner and the scare went off as per usual. The girlfriend of this couple got very startled but laughed it off and continued on. The boyfriend, however, back-tracked and went up to the broken window and punched the Actor in the face for scaring his girlfriend. The Actor, who I’m going to call Tracy, had a black eye for a good two weeks solid and the couple had to be escorted out of the house and were banned from the property. Ever since we’ve ruled that Veteran Actors (someone who’s been there for 3+ years) are the only ones allowed in this particular Scaring Spot.

He paid to get scared and then got violent when we delivered.

There are so many stories I can tell of ignorant customers banging back on scares and injuring the Actors inside, grabbing props from the actors and hurting them with it, destroying props because they thought it would be ‘funny’. 

I just want to raise awareness that the ACTORS ARE STILL PEOPLE. We’re instructed to get the best kind of scare out of you, sometimes with no pay at all (like this particular attraction), so please respect our work.

We wouldn’t come to your job, mock you, and push you around trying to be ‘funny’. Don’t come to our job and do that to us!

reblogging because ‘tis the season.

tl;dr: If you react to scares with violence, you have no business in a haunted house or similar attractions.

If you think it’s funny to attack people who work or volunteer at these attractions, you do not belong there and I hope you get your neck broken and they use your body as one of the decorations.

Seriously what assholes think this is funny I would taze those guys for hurting my actors or sew them if I owned a hunted house



Martha Wayne needs to be in more comics. A lot of writers seem to focus more upon Bruce’s dad Thomas, with Martha forming a nebulous Mum Cloud, on the basis that Thomas was a doctor and a defacto aristocrat and thus influenced a lot of Bruce’s personality in a “help people and be socially responsible with your wealth” kind of way, but there have been numerous portrayals of Martha that show her impact on Bruce too.

For example, in Paul Dini’s Streets of Gotham series, they actually explore the beginnings of Martha and Thomas’ relationship and how it was her influence that caused Thomas to actually START being the socially responsible person he later became. In addition to giving her an actual personality and backstory.

Or in Geoff John’s Batman: Earth One they merge her with the Arkham family, and make her an advocate for the mentally ill in addition to trying Bruce directly to what would later become Arkham Asylum.

A lot of the time writers instead seem to focus more on the fact that she was killed rather than her life… which is actually kind of depressing. In Greg Rucka’s Death and the Maidens, for example, when his parents’ ghosts/hallucinations claiming to be ghosts appear Martha has most of her face shot off as that’s the only way Bruce can remember hero. Or in Grant Morrison’s Batman run where she doesn’t appear at all, but is used more as a pawn by her family (who think Thomas was a bad influence) or as a means to hurt Bruce (faking evidence that she was a drug addict who Thomas pimped out to his friends).

Martha Wayne can and has been a very interesting character in her own right, but we’re in a situation where she’s left more in the background. Like in Batman Begins I don’t even think that she had any lines, with all Bruce’s parental advice coming from his Dad or Alfred.

Which, again, is kind of depressing.

You got my feels with the mommy promise