Friday, July 9, 2021

Delusion: Reaper's Remorse Fall 2021, Halloween Horror Nights & Halloween Time at Disneyland

It's crazy to think about, but Delusion is coming back this Fall! That and a bunch of other Halloween events. These theme parks are starved for souls, because it's not even August and you've gotta sign up for this stuff.
We're happy to announce Delusion: Reaper's Remorse, the latest from Jon Braver is an all new interactive haunt and early access tickets go on sale July 14th. You've got to sign up on the website here though, before then to grab them. And they ain't cheap either at $89.99 with a VIP package tacking on $30 bucks more.
We're happy Delusion is back this fall, it always manages to top our list of haunts around Halloween. But, we were still hoping to hear more on a permanent residence for year round scares. 

For the unacquainted, Delusion is a series of haunted house/interactive plays that you yourself experience. And we consider them some of the best productions in LA over the years for horror.

But, let's be clear. This thing will probably sell out quick. This beloved haunt would sell out pre-Covid. So, you best sign up early if you want some tickets.

The new setting and story was explained in an e-mail, here's what it said:

LA’s Acclaimed Interactive Horror Theatre Attraction is Back for 2021!
There are some dead that won’t let go. Clutching to this world by whatever threads they can find. Pretty
red shoes. A shotgun. A loved one left behind. And although these strands of life can be as innocent as a child’s toy… everything has its price. A price only Esther Phillips can afford.

She lives alone. A solemn collector surrounded by artifacts that not only tell tales but carry the very souls they’re tied to. An ethereal prison of those unwilling to let go. 
Esther’s latest acquisition may be her greatest yet… if she would only go near. Fear, anger and regret bleed from it. Things decay, but memories can linger.

A rare invitation has been extended to you, fellow lovers of the occult. An exclusive evening to play your part in the haunting and epic story of Esther Phillips.

There are some dead that won’t let go. And there are others that must make them.

Her Private Collection, VIP Experience

A secluded floor of the mansion houses strange and unique offerings, furthering the downward spiral into a twisted world.

Phillips Mansion
The dark welcome of the Phillips Second Empire Mansion is intoxicating. It sits alone while the modern world grows around it. Yet Miss Phillips prefers it this way. As fellow lovers of the occult, we are privileged to have received this exclusive invite to her estate. Fall is in the air as the blaring of the train horn strangely announces our arrival. Her first guests in some time. An otherworldly evening stands before us.

Universal just announced it's first maze for this year,  The Haunting of Hill House based on the series from Netflix. It's good to hear word that there even is a Halloween Horror Nights too.
Here's the press release:
Universal City, CA (July 8, 2021) – For the first time ever, Netflix’s critically-acclaimed series “The Haunting of Hill House” will bring its ominous presence to Universal Studios Hollywood in all-new mazes for “Halloween Horror Nights 2021,” which is officially back beginning in September.

Upon its release, Netflix’s “The Haunting of Hill House” became a worldwide phenomenon of unsettling proportions that elevated the horror television genre. Created, directed and executive-produced by horror mastermind Mike Flanagan (Hush, Oculus, Gerald’s Game) and executive produced by Trevor Macy via their Intrepid Pictures, the chilling horror story follows members of the Crain family who are haunted by long-dormant fears stemming from their time living in the menacing Hill House as children and then forced to face the ghosts of its grisly past.

Reincarnated as “Halloween Horror Nights” mazes, the imposing and mysterious Hill House eerily comes to life beckoning guests to embark on the dark journey experienced by the Crain family.

Iconic scenes from the Netflix series will be featured throughout the maze, including the omni-powerful Red Room – the heart of Hill House – and the infamous Hall of Statues, where deceptive powers overtake everyone who enters. Apparitions will appear around every corner, from William Hill – The Tall Man, whose towering stature overwhelms everyone he encounters; to The Ghost in the Basement, who feverishly crawls throughout the bowels of the House in search of his next victim; to The Bent-Neck Lady, whose disturbing scream and ghastly appearance invoke a constant state of unnerving dread.

“The Haunting of Hill House” mazes will test even the bravest guests as they attempt to escape the entanglement of the estate’s eternal stranglehold or succumb to the powerful forces of Hill House – leaving them to wander the endless halls forever…alone.

“I have loved Halloween Horror Nights for so long,” said Mike Flanagan, Creator, Director and Executive Producer of “The Haunting of Hill House.” “Some of my favorite memories of Halloween were made at Universal Studios, screaming and laughing with my friends. It is such an honor to be included among such fantastic Haunts, and I’m so glad that fans will be able to walk the halls of Hill House this Halloween. This is – without a doubt – one of the coolest things that’s ever happened to us at Intrepid. We are so excited to visit the Red Room again – we hope to see you all there!” 

And Disney is back in the game too with Halloween Time at Disney Land