Drew Badger and Rabid Badger Haunt Consulting are committed to making your haunted attraction reach its full potential. Whether it's training actors at some of the nation's top haunts, laying down voice tracks for your radio and TV commercials, or helping design your new haunt from scratch, let us work with you to ensure you and your actors scare the pants off your customers.
Drew Badger has been training actors since 2005, beginning at Scarowinds haunted theme park where he had worked as an actor from 2002-2009. In the summer of 2008, he attended the actor training seminar "Hauntertainer U." (Taught by famed actor trainer and haunt owner 'Crazy' Bob Turner) at the Midwest Haunters Convention in Ohio and became a certified 'Hauntertainer'.
Since then, he has studied training methods from a wide variety of sources, including Sean & Adam Murray of Halloween Theatre, and Allen Hopps' Dynamic Haunted House Acting, among others. In 2008, Drew created "Boo Camp" which incorporates actor training methods pulled from various sources and combines them with his own experiences and presents them in a simple, yet effective way. Using a combination of lecture and practical examples to explain how and why things work (and why they don't), Boo Camp gives a well-rounded and comprehensive overview of the art and science of the scare.
Boo Camp is primarily geared towards the novice actor, but even experienced haunters will benefit from this course. Safety is the most important topic taught during Boo Camp. Topics covered during the course include: The Aspects of F.E.A.R. The S.C.A.R.E. technique. 'Fear' vs 'Phobia'. "Timing is Everything". How to Deal with Unruly Patrons. Creating and marketing your character. And much, much more. RBHC tries to go through the haunt in advance to get a feel of your attraction and to customize it towards your particular haunt. No two courses are taught quite the same.
Training seminars have already begun this season and the calendar is filling up, so make sure to contact Rabid Badger Haunt Consulting for available dates and times.