Tag: Blackout Haunted House


Extreme Haunted Houses: Meet the Creators
Blackout Haunted House

Blackout Haunted House

McKamey Manor

McKamey Manor

Freakling Bros. Horror Shows

Freakling Bros. Horror Shows

The creators of the three most extreme haunted houses in America were interviewed by Rick West (Theme Park Adventure) for “Extreme Mazes: Pushing the Limits of Terror” at the 2013 ScareLA Haunt Convention. Watch and enjoy the evil genius of JT Mollner (Freakling Brothers), Russ McKamey (McKamey
Manor
), and Josh Randall (Blackout). 

Videos courtesy of McKamey Manor.

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Few things divide haunted house fans like whether or not they want to be touched by the horrifying characters lurking within. Here is our list of haunts that push the limit by invading your personal space and literally wrap their icy fingers around you.    

Note: This feature is updated frequently. Please email contact@ravenblackcat.com regarding any information that is no longer accurate or to add a haunted attraction.

HAUNTED HOUSES THAT TOUCH YOU

Our list ranges in intensity from the most extreme (haunts that grab you violently, lift you off your feet, grab you by the throat, have sexual undertones or touch you with electricity, ect.) to a subtle and spookier use of an unexpected soft touch or touch with an object. 

BLACKOUT HAUNTED HOUSE
New York, New York

18+, Extreme, Violent, Sexual Undertones, Must Enter Alone, Must Sign a Waiver. There is a safe word.


 

FREAKLING BROS. TRILOGY OF TERROR
Las Vegas, Nevada

Gates of Hell Attraction: 17+, Extreme, Violent, Sexual Undertones, Uses Electricity, Must Sign a Waiver, Rated-R. There is a safe word.


 

HAUNTED HOOCHIE AT DEAD ACRES
Pataskala, Ohio

Extreme, Violent, Sexual Undertones, Parental Advisory Explicit Content


 

THE CULT AT CRANMORE MOUNTAIN
North Conway, New Hampshire

18+, Extreme, Violent, Must Enter Alone, Encounter Live Animals, Must Sign a Waiver. There is a safe word. NOTE: The Cult will not return for 2013. **Fingers Crossed For 2014**


 

NYCTOPHOBIA HAUNTED HOUSE
Suffolk County, New York

Completely New Every Year, 16+, Violent, Must Sign a Waiver. There is a safe word.


 

NIGHTMARE HAUNTED HOUSE
New York, New York

Violent, Being Touched is Optional, Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No children under 10 will be admitted.


 

PENNHURST ASYLUM
Spring City, Pennsylvania

No age requirements are specified.


 

BATES MOTEL AND HAUNTED HAYRIDE
Glen Mills, Pennsylvania

No age requirements are specified.


 

FIELD OF SCREAMS
Mountville, Pennsylvania

Not recommended for children under 10 years old.


 

FEAR ITSELF AT LEGEND SKREAM PARK
Mishawaka, Indiana

Use of light touch. No age requirements are specified.


 

SHOCKTOBERFEST
Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania

Use of light touch, No age requirements are specified.


 

THE HOUSE OF SHOCK
Jefferson, Louisiana

No age requirements are specified.


 

CASTLE OF CHAOS
Taylorsville, Utah

Optional 18+ Hands-On-Horror and X-Scream Upgrades, Must Sign a Waiver.


 

13 STORIES HAUNTED HOUSE
Newnan, Georgia

Optional 13 XTREME Attraction, 18+ and Must Sign a Waiver.


 

BARRETT’S HM: DARKNESS UNLEASHED
Abington, Massachusetts

For 2 Nights Only, Barrett’s Haunted Mansion turns off the lights and allows their ghouls to touch you. There is a safe word. Not recommended for children under 7.


 

LOCKDOWN HAUNTED HOUSE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

On Specific Nights: 18+, Must Enter Alone, Must Sign a Waiver.


 

TERROR BEHIND THE WALLS
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

For The First Time Ever: Being Touched is an Option, Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No children under 7 will be admitted.


 

MCKAMEY MANOR
San Diego, California

18+, Extreme, 2-3 Hour Experience, Must Sign a Waiver.


 

SCAREHOUSE: THE BASEMENT
Etna, Pennsylvania

18+, Enter 1 or 2 at a time, Sexual and Violent Situations, Must Sign a Waiver.


 

DELUSION
Los Angeles, California

17+, Interactive Horror Theatre, Must Sign a Waiver.


 

ALONE: AN EXISTENTIAL HAUNTING
Los Angeles, California

18+, Secret Location, Psychologically Spine-tingling Experience, Must Go Through Alone, Must Sign a Waiver.


HAUNTED HOUSES THAT TOUCH YOU – ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


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BLACKOUT: elements
164 11th Avenue
New York, NY

I attended a preview of BLACKOUT: elements on Saturday, September 7. Blackout Haunted House has developed a cult following for its extreme brand of immersive horror theater. Creators Josh Randall and Kristjan Thorgeirsson are infamous for obliterating the traditional rules and limitations of haunted attractions and bending the genre to encompass darker, more extreme, scare tactics.

This was the seventh Blackout event that I have attended. Having previously been faux-water-boarded and abducted in a van, I had no idea what to expect. Blackout Haunted House is many things, but it is never predictable.   

BLACKOUT: elements takes its inspiration from the four basic elements (earth, water, air, fire) and includes indoor exterior environments, unusual tasks and encounters with both odd and incredibly frightening, characters. The scares are still physical and psychological, but the experience feels less like an abduction and more like a journey through a ‘Narnia’ or ‘Wonderland’-like fantasy world gone terribly, terribly wrong. 

The interactive set requires climbing, crawling and feeling your way through paths obscured by fog or darkness. Forked paths require a choice be made and create the illusion of being in control of your fate. With multiple courses and tormentors, no two experiences are the same. The experience is a barrage of horror and phobia scenarios capable of triggering a wide range of emotions. The illusion of having control over how you explore the haunt makes the experience intensely personal and absolutely exhilarating.

It’s safe to say that you will experience nothing else like BLACKOUT: elements this Halloween season. You will want to buy tickets now, while you still can.

 

BLACKOUT: elements Runs

NEW YORK CITY | September 7 – Nov 10

LOS ANGELES |  October 4 – November 10

CHICAGO | December 2013

Ticket Information

Preview Performances:  $45.00  |  General Admission: $65.00 

Age Requirements

“No one under 18 permitted and you must walk through alone.”

Additional Information

Blackout Haunted House Reviews & Walk-Throughs

  • Blackout Haunted House Review (2012)
  • Blackout Haunted House Walk-Through & Review (2011)
  • Blackout Haunted House Walk-Through & Review (2010) 
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    Blackout Haunted House Exclusive Invite-Only Off-Season Event Reviews & Walk-Throughs


    More Blackout Haunted House

    Blackout Haunted House will be featured on the Travel Channel:

    Halloween Craziest Premieres: Sunday, Oct. 13th, 2013, 10:00 p.m. ET/PT

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    Tickets are currently on sale for the NYC production of BLACKOUT: elements, a new immersive theater experience from Blackout Haunted House. Buy your tickets early before they sell out. A little bird told us that an ‘element’ of choice will make you want to experience the haunt more than once.   

    We will be attending a preview performance Saturday, September 7th. 

    Look Out NYC. Blackout is Back!  

     

    From the Official Press Release: 

    After five years of revolutionizing the haunted house industry, BLACKOUT will premiere a new type of horror theater this fall: BLACKOUT:elements. The immersive performance takes inspiration from the four basic elements, thrusting BLACKOUT fans into an intense world of fear unlike anything they’ve experienced before. After signing a waiver, all audience members must walk through the experience completely alone. Immersing themselves in the elaborately designed set pieces, audience members are forced to interact with the characters in a series of twisted and petrifying scenarios. 

    Longer, more intimate, and significantly more intense; BLACKOUT:elements takes terror to a whole new level. Each experience is approximately 30 minutes per person. Tickets start at $65 and can be purchased through the website: www.blackouthh.com 

     

    NEW YORK CITY: Sat, September 7th – Sun, November 10th, 7pm-11pm

    at the VORTEX THEATER, 164 Eleventh Avenue, New York, NY 10011

    Advanced reservations strongly recommended.

     

    LOS ANGELES: Fri, October 4th – Sun, November 10th, 7pm-11pm 

    at the VARIETY ARTS CENTER, 940 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015

    Advanced reservations strongly recommended.

     

    CHICAGO: December, 2013

    Specific dates and Location to be announced soon

     

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    We have our tickets. Were you lucky enough to snag one? There are only a few left so act quickly: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/920896

    This freezing cold Winter Edition of Blackout will take place in the East Village at an undisclosed location from January 28 – February 2. The experience will last 45 min.

    The $135 ticket includes: “one admission to the January NYC event, a Blackout t-shirt, and a special pre-sale ticket offer for the Halloween show.”

    We have no idea what to expect. Luckily, we don’t have long to wait.


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    Get ready New York! The shockingly early email just went out. They teased us for months about the 2011 Off-Season Event, but for 2013 the shock is that the event will start in 3 days. Hope you didn’t have plans this weekend. A small amount of tickets will be released sometime soon and they will be available to anyone

    It’s seriously cold in NYC. Will there be nudity in this year’s Off-Season Event? The Frostbite would be terrifying. Tension is running high as we wait for the limited number of tickets to be released. Will you be one of the lucky few?

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    The Haunted House/Daniele Montella

    The Haunted House/Daniele Montella

    Still celebrating Halloween? The following Haunted Houses are open this week:

    NEW YORK

    Gravesend Inn Haunted Hotel
    Brooklyn, NY

    Open  Nov. 5   |  Tickets: $6.00


    Blackout Haunted House
    New York, NY

    Open Nov. 5 – 10   |  Tickets: $50.00

    2012 Review


    Blood Manor
    New York, NY

    Open Nov. 8 – 11   |  Tickets: $30 – $60

    Discount Tickets   –   2012 Review


    Killers: A Nightmare Haunted House
    New York, NY

    Open Nov. 9 – 10   |  Tickets: $30 – $60

    Discount Tickets   –   2012 Review


    Times Scare Haunted House
    New York, NY

    Open Year- Round   |  Tickets: $27.00


    PENNSYLVANIA

    Terror Behind The Walls
    Philadelphia, PA

    Open Nov. 10   |  Tickets: $29.50

    2012 Review


    LAS VEGAS

    Goretorium
    Las Vegas, NV

    Open Year-Round   |  Tickets: $25 – $60


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    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

    Ticket Information

    • General Admission (NYC): $45.00 – $50.00

    Age Requirements

    No one under 18 admitted.

    Additional Information

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    Visiting Blackout Haunted House Tonight.

     

    Half  Excited.   Half  Terrified.

     

    You Never Know What They Have In Store For You…



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