A new haunted attraction opening in late October billing itself as “a gripping blend of interactive theater, stunt work and dramatic storytelling.”
Taking place in an actual, 106 year old mansion, “Haunted Play: Delusion” also promises to break one held haunt rule: the characters in the show might touch you, and visitors “may be required to touch or interact with an actor for the storyline to continue.”
Pressed for details, the writer, director, and producer of “Delusion,” Jon Braver, explained to CreepyLA that the audience actually become part of the show. “Visitors will enter the mansion in small groups as the hated team of colleagues of a delusional psychiatrist who challenges convention with his experimental practice,” he said. “They are spoken to directly by the cast and asked to perform certain actions to help move the story along.”
Utilizing Braver’s background as a Hollywood stuntman, “Delusion” will incorporate elaborate stuntwork into the theatrics. He said these work right into the show’s story which involve “characters whose minds have evolved beyond what is humanly possible.” He noted that one of these beings will be crawling on the ceiling. “The stunts in the show are meant to challenge the laws of physics in our orderly universe and create a truly immersive haunt where everything is possible.”
“I have always had an almost unhealthy passion for all things Halloween,” Braver said. He debuted the first “Haunted Play” in 1996 at his parents house in Chicago, and two years later was invited by city officials to move the show inside an old clocktower. Fifteen years on, and now with a long list of feature and TV stunts credits (including work on “Transformers 3,” “Indiana Jones 4,” “True Blood,” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) is applying his skills to create his most ambitious “Haunted Play” yet, this time using a West Adams mansion that was used in Rob Zombie’s remake of “Halloween.”
Braver dared, “Haunted houses have become staples to the Halloween tradition but it’s time to shake things up and put old fashioned scare tactics to the test.”
See how “Haunted Play: Delusion” holds up when it opens on October 19th. For tickets and more info, click here.