Expressions of Sheer Terror Captured by a Haunted House Camera

Nightmares Fear Factory in Niagara Falls, Canada, which calls itself the scariest haunted house in North America, has an automatic camera set up at one particularly horrifying point in the house. The camera takes a photograph of visitors at precisely the moment when sheer terror reaches their brain, and the resulting expressions are hilarious.

It’s a hilarious idea, and these photographs are regularly published to Nightmares Fear Factory’s Flickr account. The photos are going viral online right now, so it’s a big marketing win for the business.

Nightmares Fear Factory’s photostream (via Metafilter)

  • Bas ter Beek

    That is just shear fun to watch! Awesome idea!

  • Spider- Man

    I wanna see the one of a guy knocking a lady over to get out of the way LOL

  • Daniel Austin Hoherd

    LOOOOL!  Brilliant!

  • Anonymous

    This set is hilarious. Especially the lonerboner one. Check the flickr set and you’ll see what I’m talking about. He’s like the only person that went without someone else to shove in front of him.

  • Elias Carlson

    Nice to see this making the rounds. It’s all over the internet these days.

  • Jef Costello

    There are some excellent ‘Photoshops’ of those images here:

  • Me

    They just found out 0bama is their new Prime Minister

  • Joe Blount

    Yeah, politics totally has to do with photos from a haunted house. 

  • Dennis Marciniak

    If you live local it might be a fun idea to check out their flickr account. I live in Toronto and still managed to find some friends on there. Brilliant – I always saw the advertisement and thought it was one of those “theme park pictures” and never expected the quality to reach this level.

  • Anonymous

    They’ve been doing this for at least 7 years now… Because I went 7 years ago and got one of these pictures of me and my friends.

  • jim

    I wonder if they supplied fresh underwear?