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Movie World Australia: Fright Nights 2016 – Panic Rooms & Dirk Gently Escape Room at New York Comic Con

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Will you be driven out by the horrors lurking inside this theme park?

Fright Night Panic Rooms return this year to Movie World with two new rooms: Zombies! A zombie apocalypse themed escape room where your team of survivors are hiding in a bunker … but the zombies are closing in and Helter Skelter, an escape room based on a mysterious serial killer. The other two panic rooms – Devilution and The Play Pen return for an encore appearance this year.

The CATATONIC Virtual Reality Horror experience is a new addition to the horror lineup this year – a ride which uses virtual reality to create a true horror experience. The story follows a patient as they enter a asylum and the thrill ride follows the patient as they descend into madness.

The final addition to all the horror experiences in the theme park are mazes and no matter what you see in the mazes – there’s no going back. From Dusk til Dawn is a maze based on a bank robbery gone wrong, a kidnapped family and trouble is going to find you soon – how do you survive? The other new maze is The Conjuring 2, where an ominous presence is causing strange things to happen in the maze. People who come out of the maze are .. different somehow. Unless the spirits can use you, then they don’t want you in this maze.

For previous attendees of Fright Nights, the other two mazes: Friday the 13th and Wyrmwood can be replayed again.

Website: Movie World Australia

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// Other Escape Room News
Everything is Connected – At New York Comic Con this week (6th – 9th October), there’s an escape room on display to promote the new tv show Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, which follows the adventures of an eccentric detective and his assistant. The show is based on the books written by Douglas Adams and stars Samuel Barnett as Dirk and Elijah Woods as his assistant Todd.

One of the show’s actors has described the show as “It’s like an escape room that’s a TV show” and another news article writes  “each week, viewers will enter the escape room-esque mystery”.

The Dirk Gently Facebook page indicates the New York Comic Con escape room will be located in Fandom Village and for those participants who do escape, they will get a Dirk Gently themed prize.

– Essa 🙂

The Hunt Begins: Hunt A Killer experience takes over 200 acres in Darlington, Maryland – USA

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A 200 acre living crime scene to explore.

Hunt a Killer is a three hour immersive experience where teams of six people will help solve the mystery of the serial killer.

The Hunt A Killer experience is described as part adventure race – to the next location, part escape room – discover and solve crime scene clues and part interactive theatre with actors.

As the event is designed in an open world format – teams are able to choose how their adventure plays out. Go in any direction located within the event’s land boundaries and see what you can discover.

Search for crime scenes, find evidence and discuss wild theories with your teammates. Then complete physical/mental challenges to collect information about the killer before time runs out. Will your team choose the path to success or failure?

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Teams attend a briefing before the Hunt a Killer experience starts at 3pm this Saturday. The FAQ says players may also need to crawl or swim(!) through other challenge sections and that not all teams will finish the experience by the 6pm deadline.

When night falls – the event turns into a party where players can talk about the day’s events over a camp bonfire. Afterwards, players can then pitch their camping tents for the night.

Tickets are $210 USD per single ticket (where a person is matched to a team) and $960 USD per team (each person $160 USD).

There’s a code on the website: KEMPER300 which gives teams a $300 discount at the moment. Since the event contains mature content, the Hunt a Killer website states only players 21 years or older are able to join.

Would you sign up for the Hunt A Killer experience?

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The Hunt A Killer team are also planning something for 2017 – mysterious packages in the mail.

 

// Other Escape Room News
Today is the last voting day for the 10 Best Escape Rooms as nominated by USA Today. Experts nominated 20 of their favourite escape rooms in the USA and the Room Escape Artist team covered the story with a great post here.

The final results should be listed on the USA Today website – who will be crowned USA Today’s number one escape room?

Perhaps someone will take up the challenge to do an escape room tour to visit the top 10 US escape rooms after all the votes are tallied.

Essa 🙂