Treats 16 – 12: Rules.

Rules. I have made audio rules for a couple of haunts. I have seen a couple of sites that charge you for this service and thought I would offer an alternative. I am NOT going to place these on the rss feed since I doubt most people would need them and I have 5 different versions for you to select from.
Treat 16 – Egor

Treat 15 – Evil Guy Voice

Treat 14 – Geeves the Butler

Treat 13 – Silly / Clown voice

Treat 12 – Robot Voice.

Each of these is one file with a pause in between each comment to give you room to edit them. You can use the program of your choice to cut them up into the files you need. If you don’t have the software, Audacity is a free program that will do just fine. Again, if you need help, just ask.
Each voice covers the same basic themes.
1. No Smoking or open flames.
2. Actors will not touch you on purpose, please show them the same respect.
3. Do not touch anything or anyone.
4. No alcohol, drugs or weapons allowed.
5. Enter at your own risk.
6. If you don’t follow the rules, you will be removed without a refund.
7. All sales are final.
8. No external lights of any kind.
9. Children under the age of 13 must have adult supervision.
10. This event may be too intense for young children.
11. We are not responsible for lost or damaged clothing or personal items.
12. Turn off all cell phones.
13. No photography allowed inside.
14. Warning, this haunt contains fog, strobe lights, and loud noise.
15. If you do not want to be frightened, don’t come in.
16. Threats or harm to our actors could result in criminal prosecution.
17. This event uses surveillance equipment.
18. Have fun but be safe.

A little story about my making “haunt rules” for the first time. When I made the audio rules for a local haunted house, I also added music and sound effects in between the rules. Like many haunts, this was to be played outside while people stood in line to enter the event. The first time I made a CD for them, they used a lot less rules and it worked out that you wouldn’t hear the same rule for 15 min. I had different sounds and music between the rules so that they would not repeat for over an hour. This worked out fine but I made each rule and sound its own track on the cd. I told the owner that he needed to use the repeat function on the cd player and he said he understood. Good to go!

Jump ahead to the first night of event. I pull up to the haunt. I hear the first rule being blasted over and over and over with no sounds or music. I felt sorry for the ticket people sitting there and hearing that thing half the night. The people working the line didn’t know there was more to it and the people inside hit “repeat one track” instead of “repeat all” on their player and never came out to listen.

Lesson learned: From then on, I mixed all of my haunt tracks into one huge, single track. That way, repeat one or all will work. This cuts out one chance of something going wrong. I also made several copies of each cd needed for backups. People would walk away with the cds, people would scratch them, ect. This was just a couple of years ago and mp3 players and computers were not used as much then as they are now. Many haunts and home haunts still use cd players and there is nothing wrong with that. Still, always try to think about things like that and plan ahead for what can go wrong. It saves a lot of trouble when you are busy trying to haunt.


2 Responses to “Treats 16 – 12: Rules.”

  1. Passed the link onto a friend for her haunt, thanks for giving back to the Haunt community!

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