Blackout Haunted House
115 West 27th Street
New York, NY
Blackout Haunted House has upped the ante this year. No matter what you’ve read. No matter what you’ve heard. Everything you think you know is wrong. There’s no way to prepare for this.
Blackout Haunted House is an immersive theatre experience that draws on the horror scenarios of real life. It will test your limits and push you to your breaking point. If it becomes too much for you, uttering the safe word will abruptly end your experience and bring you back to safety.
This is the fifth Blackout event (formerly NYC Halloween Haunted House) that I have attended and while every experience is like starring in your own horror movie, it’s getting progressively more intense.
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Upon arrival you sign the infamous waiver and are assigned a number. There is a convenient coat check system this year to store your belongings.
Fog circulates through the dimly lit waiting area. Three chairs face a roped off section of the room that glows with light. There is even some cleverly devised entertainment to enjoy, while you nervously wait to enter the house.
When they call my number ( #35) I feel myself go to a place of calm acceptance. I’m in their hands now…
…and I mean that quite literally.
From the moment it begins, it is disturbing and artful. I spend the first part of the haunt giggling with delight beneath my protective mask. Then without warning, I find myself pushed to the edge of my rather extensive comfort zone.
This barrage of bizarre images and horrifying situations is mixed with masterfully employed sensory deprivation. Then they bring it to a boil and add a heaping tablespoon of WTF.
Blackout Haunted House is the ultimate adrenaline rush. It is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. Don’t miss it.
A detailed walk-through of my experience will be posted in mid-November.
Blackout Haunted House Runs
September 27th – November 4th
- General Admission (NYC): $45.00 – $50.00
No one under 18 admitted.