Director Timothy Haskell has created a theatrical haunted house experience in New York City called Nightmare, open every night until 2 a.m. through Monday (Oct. 31).
It sounds like a dream, but Haskell says it isnt always easy getting 20 actors to recreate empathetic scenes like being buried alive, drowning, falling in ice or being cut up by a fan.
The director says he held two-day auditions for the roles, but admits, Its not Hamlet. Unfortunately, it was more about gauging the actors commitment level.
A few slackers must have slipped through the cracks, because Haskell says some Nightmare performers dont do a single thing I ask them to.
Surprisingly, he thinks it might be scarier to hire a professional like Corey Feldman, who he once worked with in an Off-Broadway show. In his words, Ill have to direct him in a play to get a nightmare.
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