Intruder Escape is a Phoenix Rising from Reality X’s Ashes – An Interview

Reality X emerged in 2018, combining the tense dread of an immersive horror experience with the puzzles and innovation of one of the best escape rooms. Their first experience, Welcome Home, gave participants the autonomy and freedom to explore a gigantic ranch house, completing puzzles while hiding (and escaping) from numerous killers stalking their every […]

Immersive Definitions – A Helpful Guide to Understanding Styles, Types and Contact Levels

Note: While Erik Blair is the main author and wrote almost all of the below immersive definitions, this document is influenced by all members of the staff to ensure that it is a complete representation of Haunting’s views.   When exploring the immersive community, creators and audiences alike will find a great many words being […]

Blackout Kickstarter Heralds the Return of the Legendary Haunt

It’s rapidly approaching, folks! Today, Blackout announced their Kickstarter, designed to fund and keep ticket prices down for their eagerly anticipated Halloween show in New York City this October. Blackout Kickstarter.    Donation tiers range from $25 (a thank you from Blackout) all the way up to $1000 (2 guaranteed tickets, 2 one hour backstage […]

HVRTING’S BL4CKTAPE Brings Beautifully Terrifying Art Over Pain at Midsummer Scream 2019

Please note in the interest of full disclosure: HVRTING is an extreme haunt offshoot of this website (Haunting.net), and the two entities share multiple staff members, including the writer of this review. The writer attended this particular event as a participant. Thank you to Jon Kobryn for his video edits and Taylor Winters for filming […]

Icarus – Visceral Theater Brings Immersive Horror to Kansas City – Interview

Immersive horror is infectious. In Los Angeles, Blackout’s antithetical style of solo, full-contact experiences spread like an epidemic: with Blackout being the sole purveyor of this style in 2012, Alone and Heretic both adopting similar styles in 2013, and the number of companies consistently rising with each passing year. But this trend isn’t simply limited […]

Fringe 2019 – They Played Productions’ Internal Speaks from Within

I’ve never given much thought to what the voice inside my head sounds like.  I’d always assumed it sounds just like my speaking voice, but I’ve never really thought about it. That is, until I’m tucking a pair of headphones into my ears on a busy street in Hollywood, California, and a man is asking […]

Science of HVRTING – A Recollection of an Extreme Psychological Experiment

This is part of Haunting’s Recollection series – it is a complete account of HVRTING‘s show, The Science of HVRTING. It contains full spoilers and is intended for readers who have attended or could not attend the show, or are curious about this creator’s work. You can read our non-spoiler review here. Please also note: […]

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