Blackout’s Josh Randall Teaches Us About Physical Touch In Immersive Theater

At Midsummer Scream, Josh Randall, co-creator of Blackout, sat down to teach his first ever class on the use of touch in extreme haunts. Below are key points from that class, lessons from Blackout’s past, and a description of the basic tenets of safety they use. While this is not applicable to all experiences and […]

What’s in a Name – How Immersive Theater & Horror Companies Were Named

Names are powerful.  They are our doorway to a company. They are a handshake, a first impression. They connect us to their brand, informing us of what we should expect. They have the power to build a long-lasting relationship or turn away a potential customer. But often times more important than the name itself is [...]

ScareLA 2018 – Transitioning From Horror to Haunt Panel – Ft. Blackout and CreepLA

Below is the full panel, From Horror to Haunt: Transitioning from Screen to Immersive Entertainment, presented at ScareLA in 2018. Special thanks to Kevin Hsu for filming the panel, and Jon Kobryn for editing it.   Join panelists Gypsy Taylor (Creative Director; Costume Designer, Castle Rock Experience), Holly Lander (Art Designer, Castle Rock Experience), Daniel Montgomery (Artistic [...]

Extra Interviews Haunting’s Taylor Winters About Immersive Horror

Tonight our founder and editor in chief Dr. Taylor Winters sat down with Extra, introducing their viewers to the concept of immersive theatre and highlighting some of this and past Halloween seasons’ most buzzed about companies and shows.  Take a look at the link below!     Immersive Horror: The Final Frontier of Fright     […]

Interview with Josh Randall Teases New Blackout and Immersive Project

Below is an exclusive interview with Josh Randall, co-creator of Blackout from ScareLA teasing Blackout's plans for 2017 and a new immersive project from Randall himself.  Video by Cara Mandel Nine years ago, Josh Randall and Kristjan Thor dared to ask the questions: why haunted houses are marketed to young adult and teen audiences, why participants go [...]

The Overlook Film Festival – Making Immersive Work Panel

From the intimate to the extreme, immersive experiences can range in style, tone, and inspiration. With a festival-long immersive horror game starting before you even arrive at the Timberline Lodge (Bottleneck Immersive) and intimate individual shows by both ABC Project and Blackout, The Overlook Film Festival was not shy at proclaiming its love for immersive […]

Blackout 21 Chapter 1 Review

Where do you feel the safest?   Think about that for a second.   Is it your home? The comfort of your bed? Is it at work when you’re feeling awake and productive? Or maybe it’s out with your friends, surrounded by those you love? Now what happens when that safety is removed? When someone […]