2018-04-20/21 – Cracked vs Heretic – ReLAx

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A gloved hand broke the dirt. “It feels like I have been floating alone in the dark. All alone. No voices. No sounds of any kind. I don’t know how long I’ve been here. All I do know, is the man who put me here.” Read More

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Heretic Horror – Impressions of Inhumanity

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I will explain this to you like you have never heard about it before. We will supply you with a safeword. Let me write it down for you. Do not say it out loud. Can you read that? Now, whenever you are uncomfortable with the situation, whenever it gets too much, you say that safeword. If you cannot talk for whatever reason, lift or move your legs, that’ll be the safe signal. If we take you outside to a public space, it is imperative that if you are uncomfortable continuing, you use the safeword. Do not yell for help. Do not approach other people. Now, you need to eat this. Hold on, let me write something down for you. Can you read that? Do you understand? Do you have any questions? It would be bad for you not to have any questions. No questions means you trust me completely. Read More

European Immersive Horror in 2018 – Preview.

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There were some pretty big leaps for European immersive horror last year. Fraternity made ripples with its original execution as the first ARX in Europe. The notorious LA-based Heretic Haunted House flew over and co-produced events with Faceless Ventures in the UK, and the completely new Brutality Horror Simulation in Switzerland. Snuffhouse saw its conclusion with a final run of intense After Dark shows in Scare Kingdom Scream Park. In October, Faceless Ventures created a one-of-a-kind emotional experience with Diary of a Deceased. Now – this trend doesn’t seem to be slowing down –  let’s have a quick rundown of what 2018 already has to offer, in terms of original ideas, immersive horror and extreme events. Read More

2017-10-30 – Rogue Artists Ensemble – Kaidan Project

 

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I find myself in an office, littered with artefacts and memorabilia, potential clues as to what might have happened to Kana – an old friend who had gone missing. Origami figures, fox masks, bizarre notes scribbled down. Lights flicker, the phone rings – it’s her. A message to trust the guardians. Then, an old freight elevator comes down, along with a peculiar robed figure, its face covered by a huge reed basket, beckoning us inside. The shutters close, and we are transported up, to the fifth floor. Read More

2017-10-28 – Apartment 213

 

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Few things scare people more than the unknown. So, it makes sense that when a new group raises its head in the immersive horror landscape, it creates some ripples. What will their vision and style be? How far will they go? More importantly, who the hell are these people? Without any comfort of existing reviews or friends having gone through before, participating in these experiences really means throwing yourself into a vast hole of nothing. For the group itself, it must be daunting as well – this is where they draw the lines. So, leave your doubts at the door, and enter Apartment 213. Read More

2017-10-28 – Night Shift DTLA

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Starting a new job can be exciting, but rather stressful. I’m wearing overalls, shifting boxes around in a grimy packing warehouse with the manager breathing down my neck. Clearly, it’s not been his week – not our fault, mind, but he surely is taking it out on us, screaming in our faces, showering us in his spit. Missing shipments, employees disappearing, the place is in disarray and it would apparently come down to us to sort out the mess. I swear, these jobs through temp agencies, you can find yourself in some weird situations. Read More

2017-10-27 – Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre – Urban Death

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It’s not exactly a place that will make you look twice – in fact, most passerby won’t even grant it a single glance. No one who hasn’t gone beyond the doors of ZJU could ever tell what goes down inside. But those in the know could tell you that what lies behind that unassuming facade is a home for bizarre, daring and wholly original theatre. The connoisseur’s choice for dark and horrific delights, a black box where anything can happen. A large crowd had gathered outside for the latest incarnation of Urban Death, and the air was buzzing with excitement. Not long after, we were handed the world’s most useless flashlight, and were ushered inside. Read More