I think everyone at one point or another has wondered how they’d fare in a slasher movie. Personally, I’d like to think that I’d snap into badass mode fairly quickly and make it to the end, busting a few heads along the way. But something tells me I’d be killed fairly early on. I’ll (hopefully) never know.
But those in the Los Angeles area (or those willing to travel there) can find out courtesy of the Great Horror Campout, a summer camp that lets you live the horror movie experience. Without, y’know. Actually dying.
Taking place on June 7th and 8th in the Los Angeles State Historic Park, the Great Horror Campout is, per its website, an “overnight, immersive experience that puts campers into an interactive horror camping adventure. Whether campers decide to stay in their tents or venture into the darkness, they are fair game. You will be lured out of your tent one way or another.”
Sounds… pleasant. But wait. There’s more! Here’s some of what campers will be lured out of their tent to participate in:
The interactive “Hell Hunt” experience will give campers whom [sic] wish for a more extreme experience a run for their money as they come face to face (and closer) with their worst nightmares in order to retrieve the items for which they are hunting. The Hell Hunt will be an extremely high-octane hunt for items that will send campers bathing in the blood of a “Pope Lick,” partaking in a sacrificial voodoo ritual, digging through road kill amongst “Beasts of Bray” and more. Campers will have to use creative thinking and problem solving to find the most coveted items.
“Pope Lick”? What the hell’s a… no, never mind. I’m OK not knowing.
For the lightweights, there’s a “Safe Zone” where you can hang out, roast marshmallows, and watch horror movies in peace. My first instinct is to scoff at that. You’re paying $149 for this thing! Don’t wimp out! But then I read the following:
During Great Horror Campout you may be forcibly handled, moved, bound, hooded, chained and subjected to simulated torture by our actors. You may witness strong verbal content, which may be considered offensive in nature. This content is part of the experience and is presented for entertainment purposes only.
I’ll be in the Safe Zone.