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Thursday, August 11, 2022

Halloween 2022: Delusion: Valley of Hollows, The Horrors of Blumhouse & Pitch Black Mountain Dew


Halloween is back with a vengeance and Delusion is back this September with a brand new interactive
haunt. Tickets go on sale tomorrow, Friday Aug 12th. And they ain't cheap, starting at $89.99, unless you want to go VIP and pay even more. This new story, Delusion: Valley of Hollows, has you playing a deprogrammer, someone who helps people out of a cult. And this cult is The Hollows. The new story seems to tie into previous chapters of the interactive horror haunt.

Delusion almost ranks as our highest choice of haunts to check out...even if it's technically taking place in the out lands of Pomona.

One of the stranger bits was to learn Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group is working with Jon Braver, creator of Delusion on the project. That means, their handling this, the poorly named Shaqtoberfest and possibly their own Haunted Hayride, which hasn't revealed details for this year yet. That's a lot of haunts around the LA area.

You can read the full press release later in the post.

The Horrors of Blumhouse are happening Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights as you've got a maze based on both The Black Phone and hilariously enough Freaky, where a older male serial killer switches bodies with a teenage girl. Read more about it below tickets on sale in early September.

From Universal press release

“The Horrors of Blumhouse” will transport guests into an alternate dimension where the scares are real and the stakes are life or death. In The Black Phone, which hits theatres June 24, “The Grabber” is a demented magician best known for his sinister trick of making people disappear – permanently. Guests will find themselves trapped in his “fun” house where the sound of ghostly voices whisper hints on how to escape, but guests must tread carefully to outwit and outrun “The Grabber’s” twisted magic. Freaky will challenge guests to outrun serial killer “The Butcher” who has switched bodies with a high school girl after being cursed by The La Dola Dagger, an ancient Aztec blade. Guests will learn firsthand that looks can be deceiving as they encounter the sweet-looking teen who is actually “The Butcher” – and she is determined to hunt for their next victims.

The countdown to the opening of Halloween Horror Nights on Thursday, September 8, begins as all tickets to Universal Studios Hollywood’s terrifying event are now on sale. Tickets purchased online or at the Universal Studios Hollywood front gate provide guests with early event admission and access to select houses, beginning at 6pm each night of Halloween Horror Nights (subject to change). Universal Studios Hollywood offers a variety of Halloween Horror Nights ticket options, including General Admission, Universal Express, After 2pm Day/Night, the premium R.I.P. Tour and popular passes, Frequent Fear and Ultimate Fear, which allow guests to experience the scares again and again. Click here for more information about each ticket type and for Terms and Conditions.

Delusion Press release:

Delusion will delve into an era and theme never before explored in interactive theater

POMONA, CA (August 12, 2022) - Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group, the producers of world-class live events and location-based entertainment experiences, today announced the highly anticipated return of one of LA’s most popular interactive events, Delusion. Officially open to the public on Thursday, September 15th, Thirteenth Floor and Director Jon Braver will once again bring his one-of-a-kind interactive horror theater series to life in the historic Phillips Estate with a new play titled Delusion: Valley of Hollows. Delving into an era never before explored in an interactive theater, the play will explore 1970’s American cults, with a supernatural twist.

“Nothing brings people together more than visceral, live experiences,” commented Braver. “Thirteenth Floor as a company sees beyond the simple jump scare. Delusion is far more than that. I have personally seen lives changed after a harrowing journey through our living, breathing otherworlds.. We need this now more than ever.”

Though Valley of Hollows is a stand alone sequel to 2021’s Reaper’s Remorse, Braver has made sure that returning Delusionals (as he calls them) need not have attended last year's play. “These plays inspire that campfire effect,” adds Braver. “You live in our stories, then you tell your own. There is something for everyone here.”

Delusionals will play the role of Deprogrammers; those meant to help rescue people from the influence of cults. During the 1970’s there was an influx of cults popping around the United States such as Children of God and The Manson Family. Since the disappearance of Esther Phillips over twenty years ago, a cult known as The Hollows was born. Fanatics from around the world have come to her estate, driven by rumors of a gift beyond this life, if only they would die on her grounds. Playing upon this phenomenon, Delusion will swallow its guests into its most disturbing interactive play to date where they will uncover the truth behind The Hollows.

“We’re thrilled to be opening Delusion for the second year in a row” stated Chris Stafford, CEO and Founding Partner of Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group. “We’re beyond excited to share another chapter of this very unique series with fans and the public this fall.”

Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, August 12th, and are anticipated to quickly sell out as they have in past years. General admission tickets start at $89.99, while VIP tickets start at $124.99. For more information and to sign up to register for early access to tickets visit and follow us on Instagram at @enterdelusion.