I view some of the haunt community artists as the leaders in the field and some are simply replicating. Just like the "art" world. I hope the haunt world never gets as pretentious as the "art" world. It is so cool to see what may be one of the most "underground" movements in creativity happening within such an intertwined and supportive community. Haunters appear to be the best of both worlds- talented and unselfish- we encourage others to take our ideas and run with them. It is amazing to see the results when a true artist makes an old idea theirs.
Years ago, I left a prestigious art school because I realized I was paying for bullshit.
Here is the movie that inspired this rant: