Returning to Los Angeles on June 6th, 2014, for a second kicking and screaming year, the Great Horror Campout is expanding its uniquely entertaining and immersive horror camp to cities across the nation. From Ten Thirty One Productions, the creators of the incredibly popular Los Angeles Haunted Hayride, the Great Horror Campout is a “choose your own adventure” overnight experience unlike any other in the horror themed events genre. With Mark Cuban recently investing $2 million in the company, the biggest deal in Shark Tank history, this year’s Great Horror Campout will be even more frightening with live scareactors, fog and scent effects, water spray and splash, narrow tunnels, crouch spaces which require you to bend down while walking, sudden loud noises, and much more.
“We’re beyond excited to be bringing Great Horror Campout to our Haunted Hayride home grounds at the Griffith Park Old Zoo,” explains Ten Thirty One Productions Founder, Melissa Carbone.
Campers can decide how extreme of an experience they get by their choice of activities lasting 12 hours (8pm to 8am). In the “Chicken Zone,” campers may watch horror movies and roast marshmallows, while those seeking “High Startle” zones will want to warm up around the Bonfire or wander off to the Mess Hall.
The interactive “Hell Hunt” experience will give campers, whom wish for a more extreme experience a run for their money, as they come face to face 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, especially when facing “Speed Bumps” that may leave the camper kidnapped, caged or trunked. Those “Hell Hunters” who complete the task will be crowned Great Horror Campout “Hellmasters.” Upon being crowned a Hellmaster, campers will receive a sash and an official patch with the city and year they won. The more patches earned at each Campout, the more prestigious each camper will become in the network of Hellmasters.
During Great Horror Campout, campers may be forcibly handled, moved, bound, hooded, chained and subjected to simulated torture by a cast of actors. If a camper can no longer take the horror, shouting the safe phrase “I WANT MY MOMMY” will immediately put an end to the nightmare.
Ticket Price for a 4-person tent is $159, or $223 per person, and includes: Overnight tent accommodations, Buffet Style Dinner, Continental Breakfast, Parking, Hell Hunt Experience, Canvas Hell Hunt Bag, Horror Movies, and Marshmallows. Items not included: Sleeping Bags, Pillows, Flashlights, and Drinks (other than at Dinner/Breakfast).
This year’s camp fare is by Mud Hen Tavern’s Susan Feniger and Kajsa Alger, who will also prepare the buffet-style dinner.
2014 Tour Schedule:
6/6 & 6/7: Los Angeles, CA
6/20 & 6/21: Houston, TX
6/27 & 6/28: Austin, TX
7/11 & 7/12: San Francisco, CA
7/18 & 7/19: Sacramento, CA
7/25 & 7/26: Seattle, WA
8/1 & 8/2: Portland, OR
8/15 & 8/16: San Diego, CA
8/22 & 8/23: San Bernardino, CA