Ellen Degeneres loves scaring people on her show, whether it's with an elaborate prank or just her yearly tradition of making her executive producer Andy Lassner visit a haunted house attraction for Halloween. This year, Lassner, along with his assistant Jacqueline, was forced to endure Universal Studio's Horror Nights "Exorcist Maze." Ah, few things are funnier than watching a true scaredy cat (or, even better, two of them) withstand the torture of being frightened by the not-actually-very-scary shocks of a fake haunted house.
Lassner, ever the gentleman, forces his equally frightened assistant to go in front of him ("You go first, I'm an executive producer.") through most of the maze, occasionally using her as a human shield against the creatures leaping out at them from the dark.
He's got an arsenal of fear-fighting tricks up his sleeve, including "look for the feet," and "if it's solid wall, nothing's happening." Smart tactics, but in a haunted house, anything goes. Not the best place for people who seem to be afraid of everything, including an usher just holding a flashlight.
Lassner's final take on the experience? "I'm not gonna lie—I don't enjoy it." Yeah, that's pretty clear, buddy—no wonder Ellen has fun watching you do this every year.