After five years of revolutionizing the haunted house industry, BLACKOUT, is returning to New York City and Los Angeles for another year of physical and psychological horrors. In addition to creating extreme horrors on both coasts, the terror show is now expanding to the mid-west with the all new BLACKOUT in Chicago. Often described as an “extreme theater event” rather than a haunted house, BLACKOUT is the creation of the theater group Vortex Productions. As its name implies, the haunt is dark not only in its lack of lighting but also in the depths of its depravity. You won’t find monsters with shaker cans, elaborate sets, or spooky music in this haunt. Instead, actors will push and drag you through various scenarios meant to test your own physical and psychological limits.
For those brave enough to have survived the experiences before, don’t worry, as BLACKOUT promises that this year will be different with the premier ofa 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 tak
Here are the details for each location:
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.
**You’ll note that in L.A., Blackout Haunted House will be held at the Variety Arts Center in downtown L.A. — which will also be home to The Purge: Fear the Night … so we are looking forward to seeing this fantastic location in the heart of downtown L.A. becoming the hub of scary Halloween happenings this season!
CHICAGO: December, 2013
Specific dates and location to be announced soon