I was fortunate enough to be invited to attend the Blumhouse of Horrors media night several weeks ago, but I was unable to attend. Luckily for me they were gracious enough to reschedule, so this past weekend I made the trek up to downtown LA to check out what terrors lay in wait for me.
The Blumhouse of Horrors is the brain child of Jason Blum, producer of Paranormal Activity, Insidious and Sinister. In this terrifying haunted tour, you explore the corridors of a haunted Los Angeles theater that shut down for 80 years after a tragic accident. It’s halls are filled with the ghosts of past unfortunate victims along with an evil dark arts magician that may have something sinister in store for you…
What I enjoyed the most about Blumhouse was the interactive nature of the tour. It wasn’t like every other maze type haunted house where the only scares that happen are the monsters that jump out at you. The experience itself was like walking through a live play, exploring the back stage of a production where you interact with cast and crew. There were also many unexpected plot twists and features at Blumhouse that I thoroughly enjoyed. I won’t divulge any specifics (wouldn’t want to ruin the surprise), but I can say that the entire walk through kept me on my toes all the way until the very end when we finally made it to safety on the street.
Another plus is that since you’re in downtown LA, you’ll find plenty to do afterwards. Your ticket stub gets you $5 valet parking right around the corner at the Watermarke Tower, 10% off at Towne, and 20% off at LA Brewing Company. There are obviously tons of hot dog carts around as well and LA Live is right down the street.
I’d have to say that this is probably one of the better haunted tours I’ve gone through and I recommend it to anybody looking for a good scare this Halloween season.