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New Summer Camp Lets You Find Out What Kind of Horror Movie Hero(ine) You’d Be

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.

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  • Anonymous

    Oh, hell no; I’ve seen this episode of Psych. I’ll learn from Shawn and Gus rather than repeating their mistakes!

  • Anonymous

    Hmmmm! Tempting (if I could even go), but that last part is kind of triggering. Still, sounds SUPER fun! (and scary…but fun!…and….)

  • Anonymous

    But isn’t part of knowing you’d survive dependent on your ability to, at some point, beat the crap out of the forces of evil coming against you?

    Sure, I may have moxie, but I’ll never know if I’ll actually make it because, personally, I need to know if kicking Leatherface in the head would really give me enough time to run away and regroup or enough time to drive a crowbar through his face. And what if it isn’t? What if kicking him in the face only draws me in close enough to get a meat hook through the spine? And since they’re actors who I don’t really want to kick in the face…

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  • Stehpy

    I would probably die in one of those scenarios ;_; I do believe I would fit the “get to know them enough before they die because they’re trope savy so its really sad when they die” person halfway though. I think I would do better in a hunger games sort of thing because though I don’t do outdoorsy stuff that often I am the hide and seek master and i’m moderately savvy with the outdoors and survival things…but would probably still die. Ill be nice and give myself top 4 unless someone finds me.

  • Anonymous

    This itself sounds like a set-up for a horror movie. Someone kills and replaces the real counselors and goes about murdering the campers, who still think it’s part of the show.

  • ShifterCat

    What could possibly go wrong?

  • Ten Thousand Buckets

    I tend to go berserk when my mobility is limited, which has caused more than a couple playfights to escalate very quickly, so I think I would have to sit something like this out.

  • Nicole Elizabeth Currie

    All I can think about is how badly this could go wrong.
    All it takes is one actual bad guy to buy a ticket…