Honors Program

Fine and Performing Arts Honors

Date of Award


Thesis Professor(s)

Scott Contreras-Koterbay

Thesis Professor Department

<--College of Arts and Sciences-->

Thesis Reader(s)

Meaghan Heimbach, Karlota Contreras-Koterbay


Scare acting has always been the unsung villains of the entertainment industry. For three months of the year, for about five minutes of a haunted house, they get attention. However, the work scare actors do to is way more than just a five second “boo.” Scare actors have been at the beginning of theatre and continue to influence modern entertainment. Even though the patrons may be the ones feeling the danger, scare actors may be even more in danger than them. Each scare actor is unique from their looks to their moves. It might be take a lot of nerve to go into a haunted house, but it takes a lot more to work it.


East Tennessee State University

Document Type

Honors Thesis - Open Access

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