What is extreme? Is it senseless violence? Is it gratuitous nudity and deviant sexual situations? Or is it downright vulgar and hateful language? How about all of the above! As the Southeast's only 18 and up haunted house, Chambers of Horror pulls out all of the stops to terrify adults until they are sucking on their thumbs like toddlers.
In previous years, Chambers of Horror put guests on a tour through TORTUREco, where the rich and demented tortured and murdered innocents. But then after an FBI raid, the building was set ablaze, seemingly ending the nightmare. Now Urban Horror Tours is offering crime scene visits through the ruins of the legendary headquarters of TORTUREco, even though rumors have circulated that some of the building's previous inhabitants may still be there and plotting their revenge.
Inside, debase nemeses that would be fit for only the most extreme horror films strike fear into guests, while the professional sets feel like real-life nightmares. As if it wasn't scary enough to walk through the dark with evil lurking at every turn, the environment is constantly changing. "I liked the way you were maneuvered through multiple rooms, each one varying in effects and shock factor," noted Chambers of Horror survivor Adam M. "Every turn was a new sensory experience."
Chambers of Horror comes from the masterminds of horror fans and local artists Luke Godfrey and Rene Arriagada, who together created an all-new story and layout for Chambers of Horror in 2013. To add even more sense of disorientation this year, an elevator trick was added this year to bring guests down to the "basement" of the building. Godfrey, who is also a set dresser for The Walking Dead, revealed to Examiner that a professional elevator inspector was partially responsible for the success of this trick that has to be seen to be believed.
As an added bonus of being an 18 and up haunted house, guests 21 and older can enjoy drinks from the Splatter Bar and Lounge while they wait in line. Select nights* will also feature performances from local artists.
For the fifth year in its existence, Chambers of Horror continues to push the envelope of what is possible at haunted house. If you think you're ready to test your limits, visit Chambers of Horror this Halloween season Tuesdays through Sundays (and Monday, October 28), now through November 2. Tickets can be purchased online or at the ticket booth located at the Masquerade Music Park entrance. The Masquerade is located at 695 North Ave. NE, 30308.
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