Hey March, I found that really interesting. Thanks for sharing your knowledge. I thought you might want to know about a SCARE I got from a chainsaw this year?
It was my third time through Saws and Steam, but very early in the night, just after the holding area had opened.
The whole cast were really into it. I had three big guys ganging up on my at one time, people not letting me past etc. So when I got to the end, there was no one in the final room. I was a bit disappointed, but there you go. I looked outside where the guy with the chainsaw was and he wasn't there. I'm thinking 'where's everyone gone?'
So I stroll out all relaxed and then BAM!!! He's coming straight for me! He was hiding off to the right when I looking for him on the left. Silly me. When he came at me I completely froze, then tried to get away, but there was a wall behind me and a big bloke with a chainsaw in front of me! My brain's reaction was to make me jump about three feet in the air. Twice! I have no idea why, it just happened. My heart was pounding after I finally got away.
From reading your post, I'm guessing that was a proper scare, not just your typical chainsaw startle. Way to go Saws and Steam! And I bet the chainsaw SA had a good laugh about my ridiculous jumping on his break!!