Framework

Capturing the world through photography, video and multimedia

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nightmares Fear Factory

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nightmares Fear Factory

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nightmares Fear Factory

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nightmares Fear Factory

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nightmares Fear Factory

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nightmares Fear Factory

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nightmares Fear Factory

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nightmares Fear Factory

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nightmares Fear Factory

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nightmares Fear Factory

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nightmares Fear Factory

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nightmares Fear Factory

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nightmares Fear Factory

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nightmares Fear Factory

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nightmares Fear Factory

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nightmares Fear Factory

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nightmares Fear Factory

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nightmares Fear Factory

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nightmares Fear Factory

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nightmares Fear Factory

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nightmares Fear Factory

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nightmares Fear Factory

More galleries on Framework

return to gallery

Faces of fright frozen in photos at Nightmares Fear Factory

Isla del Fuego: Priests and shamans

By Phil Prins Filipinos know the Visayan island of Siquijor, located in the central Philippines, pretty much for one thing: sorcery. The embodiment of the archipelago’s...   View Post»

   

Faces of fright frozen in photos at Nightmares Fear Factory

Pictures in the News | March 10, 2015

Tuesday's Pictures in the News begins in South America, where two French Olympians, an elite French sailor and seven others were killed Monday when two helicopters collided...   View Post»

   

Faces of fright frozen in photos at Nightmares Fear Factory

The Week in Pictures | Sept. 19 - Sept. 25, 2011

Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. Police were on high alert across Israel this week, poised to respond to any unrest resulting from a Palestinian bid...   View Post»

   

Faces of fright frozen in photos at Nightmares Fear Factory

Surprise counterattack forces Libya rebels to retreat

Opposition forces trying to reach Surt, the hometown of Moammar Kadafi, were forced to retreat to the desert outpost of Ras Lanuf after a ground and air assault by Kadafi...   View Post»

Faces of fright frozen in photos at Nightmares Fear Factory

Nightmares Fear Factory in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, has been in the business of scaring guests for more than 30 years. For over a decade it has also captured images of those frightened in the “haunted” house that is open 364 days a year.

It all started, the picture part that is, when owner Frank Lapenna would hide with a camera in a spot where he could snap a good scare. Afterward he would show off the shots for a hysterical laugh. He was inspired by the roller-coaster photos taken in the scariest moment of the ride and offered for sale after.

Now the photos are shot with two remote cameras (and one night-vision video camera) placed strategically along the route and triggered by motion that also fires two flashes. Logistical challenges prevent them from setting up more, though they keep trying.

Here are a few of my favorites from its Fear Pics collection. See more on its Flickr and Facebook pages.

Also see Rick Loomis’ photos from Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor.

Follow Bryan Chan on Twitter @BryanChanPhoto

1 Comment

  1. October 7, 2013, 8:48 pm

    Some of those are more staged and fake than my plastic Walmart Xmas tree.

    By: dfdfjerry@aol.com

Add a comment or a question.

If you are under 13 years of age you may read this message board, but you may not participate. Here are the full legal terms you agree to by using this comment form.

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until they've been approved.

Required

Required, will not be published