10 Ideas For Your Next Hell House

A Hell House is a particularly awful tradition of ignorant people showing that abortions happen with chainsaws and will send you straight to hell. Instead of creating something vile and inaccurate, I’d rather focus on inaccurate. Here are some ideas that will not change the Hell House.

1. The Rapture Room – While the official date is the 21st of this month, rapture seems to be impending all the time (fyi: the rapture will actually be really good for humanity). Make a room where a plain clothes guy walks in and says “I’m sorry, this Hell House experience has been canceled because of the rapture.” Then giggle as people sell their homes and cars. Satan thinks it’s funny.

2. The TV Evangelist room – Have a guy making money on religion, spreading hate messages, and generally being an ass. He’ll eventually ask the audience for money. Then have Satan drag off those who pull out their check book.

3. The Large Corporation Room – A bunch of executives will make decisions that generate a large amount money without regard to the well being of people. Satan will give the thumbs up and do a little jig.

4. The Selfish People Room – For all those that live as if they are the only ones on the planet, Satan will give you buttered scone.

5. The Not Letting Teens Get Birth Control Room – We really need more parents that didn’t want or weren’t ready for their child and thusly treat the kid poorly. Planned Parenthood makes Satan cry.

6. The Magic Gathering, Harry Potter, Dungeons and Dragons, Lord of the Rings, and Ouija board Room. All of these things naturally lead to wild sex cults and human sacrifice. No really, I actually saw a documentary of people that believe it! They also had these funny “morality” confessional commercials like “Abstinence really worked for us!” How would they know that abstinence worked for them? They never really had sex with anyone else for a comparison. Satan will do a viola challenge as he is sick of the violin.

7. The Television Executives that Fear Technology Room – This one is my personal gripe. I like watching shows like Ghost Hunters and Fringe, but I don’t have cable, nor will I ever buy it. Most of my programming comes through Hulu and Netflix via a Roku player. Frankly, if a show I like doesn’t show up on the Roku player, I usually will end up watching another show that does. So ABC and the Sci-Fi Channel, essentially lose money from commercials that I would have watched and anyone else that may watch with a Roku for that matter.  I would think the more places that stream a television show means more audience and more advertising revenue. Satan, will you take care of this?

Satan: I am sick of being your bitch. I’m the dark lord!

8. The Crumbling American Dream Room – Let the audience monitor via a secret room a lobbyist convincing a congress person to sacrifice ideals for campaign contributions. Are you sure you don’t want to have at this, Satan?

Satan: A lobbyist and a senator? Um… No! I must be strong. I’ve made my decision.

9. The People Who Make Hell Houses Room – Encouraging ignorance and fear is truly the sin… Who I am kidding? Hell Houses are just funny. They should call them comedy houses from wildly ignorant depiction of sin. Satan, you know want these people.

Satan: Nope. These people are already on their way to see me.

10. The Infomercial Room – The most heinous sin of –

Satan: Ah, what the hell! Come here infomercial man. I got a surprise for you!

Published by aaronfrale

Aaron Frale has been writing comedy for years. He won "Best Writer" as co-writer for a feature film called Hamlet: The Vampire Slayer at the B-Movie Film Fest in New York. You can check out an in depth review of Hamlet from the film critic Obscurus Lupa. Various plays, sketches, and films written by Aaron have been lurking about the Albuquerque scene. In May 2010 he received a Masters of Fine Arts in Dramatic Writing from the University of New Mexico. Music is another one of his past times. His rock band, Spiral, was rated 9 out of 10 by the DPRP for their 2011 release The Capital in Ruins. He currently resides with his wife, Felicia, and a small black dog that thinks he is a giant black dog.. Check out his personal humor blog at: https://wontchangetheworld.com/ and his rock band: http://thespiral.bandcamp.com/

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