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Imagine you’re several scenes into a haunt. Besides one room of “hanging bodies”, the path through the haunt has thus far been clearly defined and you’ve been enjoying the gory scenes, but largely felt in control of the pace of your visit. You are chased through a heavy curtain by an agitated evil scientist or perhaps an overly friendly clown and suddenly find yourself…adrift.
The trickiest part of designing compelling scenes and scares in a haunted house is designing for groups of guests rather than individual victims. Short of sending each through individually there is no way to permanently break groups apart, but using a few well-place split-up scares can give each guest a far more personal haunt experience.