The haunted house plumbs new psychological depths of sensory deprivation. The Blackout Haunted House in downtown L.A. is so petrifying that even the pre-show liability waivers come with a cold flash of terror.
The event’s website warns of “sexual and violent situations” and promises complete darkness and physical contact. There’s even a “safe” word to utter if it gets too harrowing and you need to exit.
KFWB’s Maggie McKay and Michael Shapee spoke with Josh Randall, one of the co-founders and co-creators of Blackout Haunted House: