One of the first things you learn as a horror fan is to stay away from the woods. Nothing good can come of the woods. Sure, at first there’s marshmallows and beers and maybe a few people go skinny dipping, but it always ends in hacked-off body parts.
For those of you who refuse to heed to warnings of the horror genre, and actually enjoy spending time in the great outdoors, the Great Horror Campout may be for you. A totally immersive experience, this overnight camping trip is dead set on ruining your life. It promises even the most careful campers will eventually be lured from their tent into the dark and brutal forest where they will meet many things that go bump in the night. Campers can choose their level of scares, from Bonfire Horror Movies (Unsettling but located in the Safe Zone) to “Hell Hunt” (Interactive, Highly Immersive Terror).
The event takes place June 7 and 8, lasts 12 hours and is only for fans 18 and over. Dinner, tents, and breakfast (for those who survive) are included. More information on tickets here. Details on the event and backstory below.
The Killer Back Story
These grounds are the site of the old Southern Railroad station of 1875. It acted as a supply route for highly sensitive government freight. According to legend, one night a train hauling a cargo load of crates filled with “biological weapons” jumped the tracks crashing into the tree line that still stands today. Fourteen railroad workers lost their lives upon impact crushing them under two tons of screaming hot metal.
The contents of the crates… well that became complicated.
The smashed crates let loose a catalog of species that had never been seen or defined. Creatures thought to of existed only in legend were erroneously unleashed upon the mainstream population. THEY, the crate dwellers, devoured other crewmembers that would have survived otherwise almost as if they were ravenously feasting. The government acted quickly to cover up any evidence of the crash, however too many were freed that night to contain the evidence.
Since that date, unexplained sightings have run rampant in these areas. THEY now dwell in the surrounding woods and shadows awaiting their next hot meal. Tonight…their hunger grows.
Welcome To Camp!
First Rule: We can change the rules. When we want, for any reason we want and without any notice. You’ll need to be listening for the camp announcements for the rule changes if you have any hope of escaping elimination. The interactive “Hell Hunt” experience will give campers whom wish for a more extreme experience a run for their money as they come face to face (and closer) with their worst nightmares in order to retrieve the items for which they are hunting. The Hell Hunt will be an extremely high-octane hunt for items that will send campers bathing in the blood of a “Pope Lick,” partaking in a sacrificial voodoo ritual, digging through road kill amongst “Beasts of Bray” and more. Campers will have to use creative thinking and problem solving to find the most coveted items. Those “Hell Hunters” who complete the task will go home with a Golden Ticket to LA’s Most Popular Halloween Attraction, Los Angeles Haunted Hayride. The bearer of a Golden Ticket allows unlimited rides at LA Haunted Hayride 2013.