Midsummer Scream, Castle of Chaos, Video, Interview

James Bernard Discusses the Evolution of Extreme Horror at the Castle of Chaos – Video Interview

With years of experience in the haunted house realm, James Bernard expanded Castle of Chaos from a family-friendly haunt to an extreme immersive horror destination. Tucked away in the city of Midvale Utah, this location boasts a year-round haunted house, five escape rooms, and an overnight, five-leveled extreme haunt entitled The Crucible. Bernard and team customize the extreme version to each guest, offering them personalized levels of intensity, a strong narrative, and even an option to remove the safeword.


At Midsummer Scream, Haunting had the chance to sit down with Bernard and talk to him about his Level 5 Extreme Haunt, the safety behind it, and what it’s like to run an immersive horror experience out of a year-round haunted house.


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About The Author

Taylor Winters
Taylor has loved immersive theater since his first experience at ALONE in 2013. Since then, he has written, produced, & directed immersive theater, consulted for numerous immersive companies, acted in others, and attended even more. He has his PhD in Bioengineering, an MBA in Organization Leadership, and currently works fixing broken hearts.

1 Comment

  • Blake Warren on September 1, 2019

    I’ve done the Castle of Chaos overnight extreme haunt. Although I did not finish, I never once felt unsafe and the actors were very professional. I would highly recommend it.

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