In 2017, buzz was strong for the freshman haunt Into the Black, which took up residence at the Pomona Fairgrounds. Created and executed by Larry Bones, the venerable owner of the makeup effects giant Bone Yard Effects, this haunt had so much promise. But it’s requirement that all guests go through completely alone was what made it a unique and nail-biting experience for even some of the most experienced haunt enthusiasts. We had high hopes for this haunt, and it did not disappoint. But we wondered whether the single-person model would be lucrative enough to allow Into the Black to return in 2018.
That’s why we’re thrilled to report that not only is the haunt returning, but it’s expanded into a multi-haunt event called “HorrorWorld.”
For 2018, the event has moved into the Puente Hills Mall in the San Gabriel Valley and will include THREE haunted mazes, a virtual reality experience, a collection of vendors, and a blacklight horror-themed game area.
Into the Black
Last year’s hit maze returns, and yes, you still must enter ALONE. (If you’re wondering how intense this is, be sure to read our review from last year.)
Discover the twisted history of the 19th century home belonging to the infamous, devil-worshiping, and occult-following Black family. Are you brave enough to enter completely ALONE?
Step inside the halls of the Psycho Sanitarium, a crumbling reminder of humanity’s ability to neglect and mistreat those deemed “unfit” for society…but what happens when the tormented fight back? Experience the chaos within the newest maze from Bone Yard Effects, Inc.
Abraham and Sarah Kearny had it all, a happy marriage, 5 children, and a successful livestock farm. Until they were found brutally murdered and their farm burned to the ground. The spirits of the violently butchered family cannot rest. They continue to haunt their land while they seek vengeance for their untimely demise. Can you survive?
HorrorWorld makes its debut on September 28 and runs select nights through Halloween. We highly recommend buying tickets in advance for this event as space is limited each night. For more information, visit their website.