Electrocution prop par excellence

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The electric chair is an old haunted-house standby, but YouTuber kenpilot’s version is really outstanding. Excelsior!

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12 thoughts on “Electrocution prop par excellence

  1. liebesiech says:

    I think this is tasteless. Regardless of Halloween.

  2. toddthuma says:

    As an aficionado of Haunted Houses, I always look forward to Halloween and a trip to the local, seasonal haunted house. They have mostly been amateur, high school-esque volunteer efforts that scare you through dark hallways emptying into standard horror rooms with people jumping out at you. Occassionally, you find one that stands out as a semi- or outright professional effort done by people with amazing talent and planning.

    This ranks right up there with professional grade. If I were to stumble upon this in a room off a darken hallway, I think I might need therapy. In fact, it is likely that you might need a note from your doctor stating that you’re in top physical condition without any known heart conditions. Will there be underwear sold at the exit with changing rooms available?

    Awesome and terribly realistic!

  3. Jack of Most Trades says:

    “Roll on One…”

    Better than the run-of-the-mill “sinful teenagers” haunted houses we get around here.

  4. jonny says:

    I also think this is tasteless, and I made a comment to that effect, but it was removed.

  5. Garret says:

    Anyone who is “offended” by this, or thinks it’s tasteless needs to grow a pair. It’s a damn PROP to SCARE people, and it looks like it would do a damn good job. Get over yourselves, you self righteous dinks.

  6. kenpilot says:

    Hey everyone! I just got an email informing me of my prop being featured on here. I was totally not aware! I wanted to write and thank everybody for their comments and the compliments! As far as those who are offended by it, for one, it is a Halloween prop. It is strictly for entertainment purposes and if you don’t like it, don’t look at it.

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