Last week here on Halloween Love, we talked about haunted attractions and how scary we really want them to be, in the wake of a short film called Fear, Inc. making its way onto the internet.
While most agreed with me that your typical run of the mill haunted attractions are fun enough as is, and that the boundaries need not be pushed, I did get a few responses to the post from diehard horror fans who have always dreamt of stepping foot inside of a horror movie, and experiencing the thrills and chills that the actors and actresses get to experience.
For those of you that feel that way, I present to you…
An immersive experience that takes the haunted attraction to a whole new level, this latest offering from the folks behind the popular Infect Scranton brand is an overnight event that literally makes you the star of your very own ‘teens in the woods’ slasher flick. Located in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and taking place on two separate nights this coming July, Gore Camp is not unlike the fictional experience featured in Fear, Inc., as it places you inside your worst nightmares and allows you to get a small taste of what it’s like to find yourself out in the woods, being stalked by monsters and madmen.
When you arrive at the campsite you are escorted to a four-person tent, and given a handful of ‘survival supplies,’ which include army-issue MRE meals as well as light sticks. For the next 12 hours, you are subjected to scares and harmless torture that can take place at anytime, whether you’re trying to sleep or even trying to relieve yourself in the porta potty. If it gets to be a little too much, you can take a break in what’s being called the “Safety Zone,” where you’re free from the torment… for the most part.
In addition to the terrifying and highly unique immersive experience, a ticket to Gore Camp also includes screenings of horror movies, a marshmallow bonfire roast, live entertainment and potentially even autograph signings from horror stars, which the organizers are currently working on securing. Various ‘horrific challenges’ will also force attendees to work together, which include obstacle courses as well as mental challenges.
If this sounds interesting to you, only 400 tickets are available for each night, and you can secure yours for $129. Everything that I’ve mentioned is built into that ticket price, and food vendors will be on the premises if you find yourself unsatisfied by the MREs.
Gore Camp takes place Friday, July 11th and Saturday, July 12th, and the official window for pre-orders opens up in mid-March. If you want to make sure you don’t miss out, you can head over to the Gore Camp Indiegogo fund, where you can purchase tickets and help out with marketing costs in the process.
Gotta say, this is a pretty awesome idea, and I must admit that I’m considering buying tickets for myself and my wife. I know I spoke outwardly about attractions that push the boundaries and stray from the simple formula I’ve come to know and love, but the experience of actually starring in my own Friday the 13th movie is one that I’m not sure I can pass up. Being in a horror movie is, after all, one of those bucket list goals that I never thought I’d actually be able to cross off, and Gore Camp kinda sorta allows me to finally live out that fantasy.
What say you? Does Gore Camp sound like something you’d be interested in attending? Comment below and let us know!
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