These People Just Had the Bejeezus Scared Out of Them

Tis the season where people pay money to be this scared

People love being scared and we have no idea why. Whether it’s a haunted house, haunted boat or haunted insane asylum (What? NEVER) people are actually paying to have the bejeezus scared out them. 

It doesn’t make any sense because, from an evolutionary standpoint, we should HATE this. It’s a luxury that we don’t have to be in constant fear of giant dragons or dinosaurs swooping out of the sky and gobbling us up. I mean really people, count your blessings.

Still, because it’s October and because there’s a whole holiday dedicated to making us feel worried about the strange sounds our homes make at night, haunted house season is here. With it come ghosts, ghouls (what’s a ghoul?), skeletons, zombies and more to give us nightmares for weeks. In celebration of this “season” below are some of the best haunted house reaction possibly ever caught on film. Thank you, Nightmares Fear Factory!

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Here’s we can see the sharp juxtaposition of mom holding tight to her two men in a moment of fright, and the clear attempt by the guy on the right to quickly flee the scene.

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It seems like the woman on the right is the only one grasping the real (implied) danger of the situation. The two guys look stunned, but honestly that could just be about the reaction mom’s having.

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This is the  “I’m so scared I’m going to climb to the top of this tree, or mom or whatever you are” reaction. On the other hand dad seems to be doing okay.

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When it comes to fight or flight this guy chose fight. Note how he attempts to make himself look larger to decrease the likelihood that grim reaper wants to come near him. Well done.

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“Are you sc-sc-sc-ared bro?” “No are you sc-sc-sc-ared bro?” Fact: Both these bros are scared.

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If you’ve ever wondered what it looks like when Pauly D’s two cousins take Vinny’s cousins to a haunted house, you have your answer.

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“Look Bro, it’s gonna be you or me and it ain’t gonna be me.”

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Yea everyone is scared but maybe we should be concerned that this dude is actually choking that girl to death in his own fright. If so, she would no doubt begin haunting that haunted house, making it double haunted. Food for thought, but seriously, is she ok?

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We’ll title this one “When Maternal Instinct Takes Over.”

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It looks like the dude in the middle has the right idea: If a predator screams at you, you scream right back.

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Another case solved by “The Ski Cap Detectives!”

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A haunted house is apparently really a good excuse to get extra handsy on a first date.

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Look guys don’t question it, just hide inside my hoodie until it’s all over. Deep breathes now.

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These are actually the exact same faces father and son made when they found mom was making meatloaf for dinner. (Classic old-timey meatloaf joke.)

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“Look man you stay here and fight them, I’m going to go get help. At my house. Good luck.”

Drew DiSabatino is a viral writer for iVillage. Follow him on Twitter and Google+.

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