Blumhouse and Blackout combine for “The Purge” haunted attraction

purgeJason Blum’s Blumhouse Production will be pairing up with the Blackout Haunted Attraction for a new interactive horror attraction inspired by Blum’s production, “The Purge.”

“The Purge: Fear the Night” will take over the Variety Arts Center, the same location used for last year’s Blumhouse of Horror, for six weeks starting September 27th with what is promised to be a unique one on one experience that run 90 minutes or longer depending on the vistors’ personal experience.

Taking a cue from Blackout’s brand of non-supernatural, real life terror based experiences, “Fear the Night” will take place in a not too distant future:

In this new type of horror-theater, guests become “delegates” to the annual convention of the New Founding Fathers, the dystopian governing party of a near-future America, in which all crime is legal once a year for 12 hours.

More details in the press release below. Jason Blum will also be in attendance on Saturday at ScareLA to talk more about this attraction and his upcoming slate of horror films.



For Six Weeks Only Beginning Sept. 27,


the Variety Arts Theater in Downtown Los Angeles



LOS ANGELES (August 7, 2013) – Blumhouse Productions, the multi-media production company behind highly successful and terrifying movies like the Paranormal Activity franchise, Sinister, Insidious and The Purge, will once again take over the historic Variety Arts Theater in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, introducing an all-new, immersive live experience for the Halloween season.


Last year, the theater was home to The Blumhouse of Horrors, a haunted house created by producer Jason Blum’s film-production team that attracted rave reviews and capacity crowds. This year, starting Sept. 27, Blumhouse invites horror fans to experienceTHE PURGE: FEAR THE NIGHT, inspired by the backstory to the feature film.


In this new type of horror-theater, guests become “delegates” to the annual convention of the New Founding Fathers, the dystopian governing party of a near-future America, in which all crime is legal once a year for 12 hours.


“We had such a fantastic response last year, and we wanted to build on what we learned and take it to the next level,” Blum said. “This experience goes way beyond theater or movies or even haunted houses – it is a full night of entertainment that lets people explore all six floors of this incredible building on their own, and suffer the potentially terrifying consequences of their decisions.”


To create THE PURGE: FEAR THE NIGHT, Blum has teamed with directors Josh Randall and Kristjan Thor, founders and creators of the phenomenally successful Blackout haunted house in New York and L.A.


Once delegates are inside, the immersive horror-theater experience begins in the grand theater of the New Founding Fathers Headquarters.  There, they will participate in the annual Founder’s Convention – which is held each year on Purge Night.


But the visiting delegates will quickly discover that not all Americans believe in the Purge, and that the intense opposition can have frightening, even deadly, consequences.


As they explore, delegates may find themselves complicit in the shocking acts undertaken by a warped government … directly threatened by hostile dissenters … or intrigued by the mysterious lives of elected officials.  With every step, they will be drawn deeper into the New Founding Fathers Headquarters.


Politicians, patriots, dissidents and traitors will directly engage delegates, who will be encouraged to interact with their surroundings and take their own time discovering the long-hidden, carefully guarded secrets of Purge Night and the New Founding Fathers of America.


Tickets to the six-week exclusive run of THE PURGE: FEAR THE NIGHT are limited in supply to preserve the guest experience; the length of a visit to THE PURGE: FEAR THE NIGHT is up to each guest, but is expected to last between 90 minutes and 2½ hours.


Admission to THE PURGE: FEAR THE NIGHT starts at $65, and is open to anyone 18 years of age or older. Tickets will be distributed on a timed-entry basis, and are available beginning today at, where guests can also learn more about the event.


Tickets will also be available at the box office of the 89-year-old Variety Arts Theater, located at 940 S. Figueroa St., on a space-available basis.  Special promotions and other information can be found on Facebook and Twitter at



Blumhouse Productions, founded by Jason Blum, is a multi-media production company that has pioneered a new model of studio filmmaking- producing high-quality micro-budget films for wide release. Since its launch, Blumhouse has produced more than 30 feature films including the highly profitable Paranormal Activity franchise, The PurgeSinister and Insidious, all of which significantly out-grossed their budgets on opening weekend. Blumhouse’s The Purge, its first production under its first-look deal with Universal Pictures, opened to more than $34 million on its opening weekend of June 7, with a budget of just $3 million. On Oct. 8, movie fans can watch The Purge any time, on any device, when they own the Blu-ray Combo Pack – featuring DVD and Digital HD – from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.


Blumhouse’s upcoming micro-budget wide releases include Insidious Chapter 2 on Sept. 13, for FilmDistrict; Paranormal Activity 5 for Paramount; Jessabelle for Lionsgate; and Stretch for Universal. In addition, Blumhouse has a first-look television deal with Lionsgate and is working on both scripted and non-scripted projects. Blumhouse executive produced Stranded for SyFy and The River for ABC, and is also working on projects with HBO and MTV.




The immersive horror experience Blackout is known as the only haunted house that forces its audience members to walk through completely alone. Since 2009, Blackout has created 12 different shows and has expanded from New York City to Los Angeles and Chicago. Blackout has been hailed by the New York Times as “the extreme theater event of the year”; the Wall Street Journal says it “resides in a league of its own.”  In 2013, Blackout will run in both New York and L.A.  Dates, tickets, videos, and more information can be found at Blackout is produced by Vortex Productions LLC.