Who says the month of October is the only time to celebrate all things scary? The same people who bring you the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride every October wanted a foolproof way to keep the momentum going. The Great Horror Campout is the best way to get your scare on this summer!
Expanding in their second year to multiple cities, the campout tour kicks off in Los Angeles this weekend, June 6 and 7. It’s a completely immersive experience for those who want to personally feel like they are in a Friday the 13th movie. There are, however, different scare levels, and you can choose how far you want to take fright factor.
The “chicken zone” simply shows horror movies while you roast marshmallows by the fire. You can also kick it up quite a few notches and partake in scavengers hunts where you can actually be kidnapped, bound, caged or trunked! It is an overnight experience that happens between the hours of 8 p.m. and 8 a.m., but be prepared for very little sleep. If at any point something becomes too scary for you, just shout out the safe phrase of “I want my mommy,” and the torture will stop.
“Shark Tank”’s Mark Cuban recently invested $2 million into the company, allowing for even greater scares and more interactive options: lots of tunnels, loud noises, scent effects, fog and scareactors.
For those of you wishing to indulge in a very frightening real-life experience, run and get your tickets while they last. You can get a 4-person tent for $139 a person, or a 2-person tent for $203. The price includes your tent, horror movies, marshmallows, continental breakfast, parking, Hell Hunt Experience, Hell Hunt bag and more scares than you can count. Don’t forget to bring your own sleeping bag, although, it doesn’t sound like one can catch that many Zs.
What: Great Horror Campout
Where: Griffith Park Old Zoo, 4730 Crystal Springs Drive, Los Angeles 90027
When: June 6 & 7, 2014