Andy Mc wrote:Andrew Georgiades aka "Mr Scare Room" went to AT Scarefest recently, did two runs through of each and extreme ToTT and offers his views: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eg5dNMGWqeU
Not sure if its something else but at the end of the video is kind of like a teaser of an ultimate sleepover again for 2016, whether that was filmed prior to this years Scarefest or if he has some insider knowledge I don't know.
For Molly Crowe should it return the end finale could even use something like the Blood Walls seen in the promo video below. You could have the minister performing the exorcism, Molly splatters blood all up the wall/writes something. Then the lights go out, the floor shakes and the rest you should know.
The Sky Sailor wrote:Would have liked to have seen the Molly Crowe team to see what they were all wearing!!
We have a bonus show next month as Nick Hutson talks about creating the soundtrack for Alton Towers Scarefest.
Time for a little something special, today we have an interview with James, an ex scare actor from Scarefest at Alton Towers.
Q: How did you find the experience?
James: The experience was definitely not what I was expecting, a lot more hard work. It was definitely worth it though, got some insight into how things worked on the performers side of the theme park.
Q: How did you stay in character?
James: When we were in the mazes we had little rat runs to hide in and break from character so we weren't always tired from being in character. Before we went into the mazes we had little warm up sessions to get our energy and spirits up. Plus there's a story behind each of the different mazes so we based our characters off that.
Q: Whats the best reaction from a guest you experienced and why?
James: I would say my best reactions were from three guys in particular that when I scared them they fell to the floor screaming, and I would play on that to scare them as they walked through the maze. Aside from the usual screams I got from girls and young kids those three guys were the best.
Q: Did you have any pre-training?
James: We had a couple of days of rehearsal training in studios, then a day or so in the actual maze to get used to the layout and find the best routes within the mazes.
Q: Did anything surprise you about the experience as a scare actor?
James: The one thing that shocked me is when you're a customer going through you think how many people they got working here? But as a performer you find out its not that many. We had only three people per section of the maze scaring the guests and if you were quick enough in the runs you could easily get lots of scares all over the group.
Q: If someone else was to do this, what would be your advice?
James: If someone were to do this then my advice would be: A) don't take anything the guests say to heart, if they joke or swear at you, use it against them, I did a few times and it freaked them out. B) listen to advice from other scarers and offer your own, be part of the team and help each other and C) just let go and enjoy yourself.
Q: Is there anything else you would like to say?
James: If you give it a try, wet wipes are like gold dust so make sure you bring a ton with you!