Boise Haunted Attractions
There is a true art to scaring someone. And if you are one of the ones that is seeking to have the pants scared off you this Halloween, then you need to be aware of the elements that make up a really good haunted house. Now, let's be clear here. We are not talking about the $5 a person quick in and out experiences that are as cheesy as can be. We are talking about a true house of horrors that will put you in the fetal position and give you nightmares for weeks. If this is what you are seeking, then you are not talking about amateurs, you need to be looking for professionals that know what they are doing in every way. So, without further adieu, let's start searching for the scare of your life. The Boise area has many haunted houses that pop up during the season, but as we said earlier, you are a connoisseur of frightful places and you are looking for that perfect visit on the scariest of nights. So, let's talk about what you should be looking for.
We won't lie to you, the building in which the haunted house is located matters a lot. It can start your experience before you have had one thing even pop out at you. For example, a decaying 19th century prison would be spooky even in the daytime and without anything added. Especially if you also knew that many of the inmates went insane through being in solitary confinement for too long. So, definitely look for a spooky building setting if possible. Another great thing to have when looking for a spooky building is to find out if it has its fair share of ghost stories. Just knowing this in your mind will heighten your senses during each moment you spend in your own personal house of fright. Well, at least you and a few other people that is. Another very important aspect to look for is a design that plays off of the architecture and features of the structure. For instance, in the example of the haunted prison, you would expect to experience rooms like a haunted hospital room or a decrepit shower area. And we can't forget about those who are creating all of the effects. The attraction needs to have some folks who know how to hookup animatronics and build props and create the entire ambiance.
Now, we haven't talk at all yet about one of the most important aspects of a haunted experience. In our opinion, it is best if there is a cohesive narrative throughout your tour. You want to feel like you have been pulled into a really scary story. What does that mean? It means that you understand that there is a beginning, middle and end to the story you are experiencing and as each facet is revealed, you are also being made to feel very uncomfortable and on edge. This means a number of times during your walk where you are blown away by something or someone popping out and startling you out of your shoes. Connected to this is to have designed into your stroll a lot of distraction. That way you never see what's coming. This is part of the art form that we mentioned earlier. There needs to be a certain pacing while the underlying uneasiness is always present. But, at the same time, just as you have your heart rate come down, here comes another major scare. This will keep you on a roller coaster which will provide you with the time of your life. Most of the things we are sharing here are techniques that most people give no thought to, but they make all the difference in the world. For instance, it is a very good idea to have your path curve a lot. This keeps one group of people walking behind from seeing what just happened ahead and in this way they are not anticipating anything. There is so much more that we could say about what to look for in a top notch scare, but this should be enough to help you start your search. Just remember, when you do find the perfect haunted house, make sure you take a few friends. You might as well be terrified together.