Blackout is the grandfather of extreme haunts & experts at instilling an intense psychological dread within a participant. This experience is filled with physical brutality, psychological warfare, sexually charged situations, and visceral imagery.

  • Blackout
  • Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco
  • Individual Experience with Rare Group Shows
  • Full Physical Contact; Simulated Rape; Nudity; Blood
  • Extreme haunt that should not be approached lightly
  • Halloween events are tamer than off-season events
  • Psychological, intense, sexual, and graphic

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Blackout rebels against the status quo. When haunted houses did group shows aimed at teens and didn’t allow contact, Blackout redefined the genre by creating a solo, full-contact experience marketed to adults. Yet, when immersive horror rose in popularity and others created solo experiences, Blackout switched to group dynamics. Blackout has experimented with nearly everything: virtual reality, remote phone experiences, personal home invasions, alternate reality experiences, large-scale haunted house collaborations, and convention pop-ups.

Blackout excels by having actors that tailor the experience to how you react. Fear is subjective, and thus, the show adapts to suit each audience member to elicit the greatest fear response from each participant. Expect full frontal nudity, extreme sexual situations, sensory deprivation, and complete darkness. It’s hallmark is black plastic bag walls, minimal sets, and actors that are real people (no Halloween masks). You will be hooded and probably suffocated. Don’t expect a strong, linear narrative–it more flows like a nightmare.

Selected previous shows:

Blackout 21: Blackout 21 is four-chapter long experience focused on paranoia and expectation. Cooperation, imagination, and obedience are required. Pay close attention to the rules. ‘Chapter one’ is a four day, three night experience that anyone can do; however, the full twenty-one experience is only available to participants in the continental United States. Expect calls, texts, and email communications over this time frame. Follow all rules, answer your phone, and comply.

Elements: Journey through a fantastical hell filled with water, air, earth, and fire. You will be aggressively grabbed, stripped of your sight, drowned in water, gagged and scratched, and forced to touch repulsion. This experience was less of the traditional abduction story line, and more of a nightmare come to life. Forked paths allowed for choices to be made, and the illusion of control made the experience more personal and exhilarating.



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