Are non-supernatural, personalized horror experiences a new trend? A new attraction debuting in Los Angeles for the Halloween season seems to indicate so. “Alone: an existensial haunting,” debuting October 24th, is described as a thirty minute, individual walk thru experience that is “one part interactive theater, one part psychological haunting where you become a part of your own nightmare.”
“We are taking a different approach to the typical haunted attraction and stripping it of all it’s pretense,” co-creator Lawrence T. Lewis told CreepyLA, “Participants of any haunted house logically know they will not be cut into pieces by a chainsaw wielding maniac. So we are replacing that with what is more frightening to us… the unknown. The demons only our minds can create. The unnerving things nightmares are made of.”
The exact location will be revealed to guests when they order their tickets, but the site hints the location is in “a former fraternal order temple built in 1924 in Downtown Los Angeles, just south of the 10 Freeway and just west of the 110 Freeway,” pitting it unusually close to where Blackout Elements and The Purge: Fear the Night, two other non-supernatural, scenario based Halloween attractions will be held. But Lewis told CreepyLA that’s where the comparisons end.
“We are similar to Purge and Blackout only in the sense that they are interactive experiences that you do on your own,” he said. “Where we differ is that ‘Alone’ will connect participants with basic human fears that lie within each of them. Such as being on your own in total darkness while moving through the rooms and hallways of an unfamiliar space and not knowing who or what is there with you.”
‘Alone’ will run from Thursday, October 24 until Saturday, November 2, 2013. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10am, starting at $40.
Video teaser and press release below.
ALONE [an existential haunting]
This Halloween, Downtown Los Angeles will become home to one of the most unnerving psychological experiences the city has ever seen.
Upcoming attraction achieves Kickstarter goal and reveals additional information as it gears up to infuse Los Angeles’s nightlife with terror. Official trailer launches on YouTube.
(Los Angeles, CA; September 18, 2013) ALONE is one part interactive theater and one part psychological haunting where you become a part of your own nightmare. It’s a thirty minute walkthrough experience, which each participant must do individually with no friend to cling to and with only a flashlight to hold. Unlike a traditional haunted house there is no gore, no chainsaws and no pretense that you might be killed by a deranged clown. It is only you, in the dark, with us. Each participant will move and be moved through darkened hallways and rooms, weaving below a fraternal order temple erected for the Odd Fellows in 1942. You will be dislocated, disoriented and disturbed. We are the dark. We are the space. We are the nightmare.
Watch the official trailer on Youtube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pN24sXI5oVA&feature=youtu.be
WHEN: Experience begins Thursday evening, October 24th, 2013 and will run until the end of Halloween week on Saturday, November 3, 2013.
WHERE: To be disclosed on a date closer to the event. The experience will be held in a former fraternal order temple built in 1924 in Downtown Los Angeles, just south of the 10 Freeway and just west of the 110 Freeway. The exact address will be emailed to each participant after ticket purchase. There is plenty of free parking in the area and near public transportation.
TICKETS: $40 for general admission, $55 for front of the line access. Tickets sales begin Friday, September 27th, 2013 at 10:00am at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/441984
Join ALONE’s email list for access to discount ticket codes and pre-sale information at http://thealoneexperience.com
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Join the event page and see who will be going to ALONE at: www.facebook.com/events/623514797670335/624327264255755
ABOUT DEVON PAULSON
Artist and designer Devon Paulson is co-creator of ALONE [an existential haunting]. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles. While attending California Institute of the Arts, Devon Paulson began engaging with not only the visual arts but also with performance and installation and sound sculpture. While he has continued to experiment in these disparate fine art fields, he has also annexed this with the design and fabrication of commercial spaces, mostly restaurants, over the last sixteen years. This has allowed Devon to create larger works of art that straddle both the fine art and public domains and knows that there doesn’t have to be a compromise in integrity when thinking about scale.
ABOUT LAWRENCE T. LEWIS
Film producer Lawrence T. Lewis is co-creator of ALONE [an existential haunting]. He started his career in filmmaking at the age of 5 when his parents let him use their Super 8mm camera. Those early years swiftly landed Lawrence in the producer role as he navigated through a path through a variety of positions in TV news, independent feature films, major studio feature films, commercial film, and new media. With a virtuosic flair for the operational side of things, Lawrence spends his days solving logistical problems and translating conceptual ideas into reality. Producing both large and small productions has given him the ability to find the creative solution to every problem.