Extreme Haunt: A physically intense experience born from a haunted house that evokes a given theme through set design, scare-actors, costumes, and messiness, often with a focus on enduring or surviving the experience across various intensity levels.
Extreme Immersive Horror (EIH): A cinematic, theatrical, and physically or psychologically intense experience that actively engages participants through interactions, evocative themes, and/or strong narratives. They use their physicality or psychological horror to enhance the fear and add consequence to choices.
The goal of an extreme experience is to generate extreme emotional responses in the audience. These goals can be reached by any means including narrative, psychological moments, and physical pain. Extreme experiences are for those who are looking for a challenge or who are interested in testing the limits of their own physicality. Extreme experiences can feel very much like actually living through a traumatic experience. For some audience members, this is something that can be very therapeutic. For others, such an experience can be too much. But extreme experiences (such as Blackout) are also not meant to be truly dangerous. They should push people to their limits while still maintaining actual safety for each audience member. Audience members should be certain to verify the safety of these experiences if they have any concerns.
Browse the company guide below to find Extreme Haunts & Extreme Immersive Horror (EIH) experiences that might interest you. Scroll to the bottom to find our intensity guide.
Extreme Experiences start at an intensity level 7. At this level, participants can expect experiences that will push them, but are intended for larger audiences. The 17th Door is a wonderful starter extreme experience due to its accessibility, safety, and impressive technological feats. However, they have relied on gross-out effects that not all extreme experiences utilize.
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