So, I'll start by saying I haven't posted here in a long time and I do hope this is the appropriate place for this sort of discussion.
I've recently been contacted to do a photoshoot of a haunted house. I've never done a shoot like this before (I'm more of a sunny, daytime, action shot sort of photographer). I'm looking forward to the challenge, but I was wondering if any of ya'll fantastic photographers out there had some tips or tricks for this type of shoot. My biggest struggle is going to be of course the lighting. It's going to be your standard very dark room, accented with random sources of bright (and undoubtedly colored) light. I don't want to go in flash blazing because that would probably ruin the ambience of the spooky house. I rarely use the flash so any techniques that would let me use it that would result in a very subtle (0 hotspot and could leave dark parts dark, while helping the photo turn out sharp).
So in general what words of advice does anyone have for getting crisp shots in low lighting (Ok, is that just a contradiction?). Or if you just have tips for the shoot in general I'd appreciate it.