Last year, FEARnet did a little field testing in Los Angeles at the site of the notorious Blackout Haunted House, widely considered one of the most extreme attractions ever designed. This year, the creators of Blackout are changing the game with a new kind of “horror theater” entitled Blackout: Elements.
If you haven't heard of Blackout, let's just say it takes the basic haunted maze concept to a whole new level, forcing the participants into a literally hands-on (and adults-only) nightmare – one so extreme that patrons must sign a waiver before crossing the threshold. The creators of Blackout: Elements don't go into detail about what makes this year different, but describe the experience as “longer and more intimate,” clocking at around 30 minutes, with guests facing the terror alone.
Blackout: Elements will launch in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago this fall, and you can get the exact dates, locations and ticket info (including reservations, which are encouraged) at their official site. But before you go, have a peek at last year's Blackout, when four FEARnet staffers offered themselves as guinea pigs for a little experiment in terror...