What to do when you are too scared to enter a haunted house?

I am a big old chicken when it comes to haunted houses. I think it was back in 2005 when I went to a "Kiddies" haunted house for a charity event, I left in tears and my date lost feeling in his right hand. Needless to say, I do not fair well in haunted houses.

Over the years, I have had many offers to explore haunted houses with friends, but I am just too scared. I want to go through them, I just don't think I can handle the fright, then I discovered wikihow.com. No promises, but with their advice, I just maybe able to handle Jackson's Underworld this Halloween.

How to Survive a Haunted House

1. Determine whether you really want to do this...

 If you're somebody who gets easily scared in horror movies/themes, then you may just end up getting badly scared and not enjoying yourself at all. So check that you definitely want to do this. It's okay not to--it doesn't mean that you're a "chicken". You just didn't want to do it.

2. Go with someone close to you...

Go with somebody you're comfortable around and are especially close to. That way, when/if you get scared, you can hold onto each other. Plus, things don't seem as scary when you've got a friendly face by your side.

3. Go in a group...

Things can be scarier when it's just two or three people--you feel more helpless. Try going with a group of at least four--things will be more fun and it won't be as scary.

4. Stay close to reality...

If you start to get really scared and are regretting going in, then calm down and remind yourself that this isn't real. Tell yourself that it's just pretend, and that it's provided for your enjoyment. Another good method is thinking about what will happen when you get out of the haunted house--driving home, going to the park, lunch, etc.

5. Enjoy yourself...

 Don't run around totally freaked out and screaming. Calm down, and enjoy everything--the suspense, the effects, etc. Remember that the only reason the haunted house exists is so that people can have a fun time. So let yourself get spooked--enjoy it!

Ok...maybe, just maybe, I will attempt to walk through Jackson's Underworld...(that is a BIG maybe)!

Jackson's Underworld Trailer...

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