Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Haunted Hollywood Sports 2013 Media Event

On September 27th, I had the chance to attend the Haunted Hollywood Sports media event in Southern California. If you haven't heard of this attraction before, Haunted Hollywood Sports it a brand new Halloween attraction located in the city of Bellflower at Hollywood Sports Park. This event offers unique experiences that you won't find at any other haunted attractions. Also a spooky thank you to Jerry Paxton from GamingShogun who gave me an awesome opportunity to attend this event.

Furthermore, this Halloween event offers a huge selection of entertainment this year including 3 mazes, 2 scarezones, 3 interactive killhouses, Club Crimson, and two additional themed attractions. At the media event I got to preview their all new claustrophobic maze, relax in Club Crimson, witness the Carnival of the Damned and defend for my life against zombies in the Voodoo Killhouse. 

Carnival of the Damned

Carnival of the Damned was the first attraction we got to preview at the event. Nightmarish clowns and other monsters were lurking inside this scare zone. It wasn't the sets or props that brought this eerie scare zone to life, it was the scare actors. Though there was only a few clowns roaming around this evil carnival for the preview, they were really entertaining and full of high energy. The clowns were a lot of fun to watch. My favorite scare actor was the spider walking performing clown that sneaked past us, that was pretty creepy.

Scare zone description:
"The show has just started and these clowns and circus freaks running this dark bit top are always looking for a few new recruits to join their demented ranks. These clowns may have smiles on their faces...but its only to hide their twisted true intentions once you are within reach!"


After being chased by clowns, we got to experience their all new maze at the event this year, Venom (sponsored by the Venom Energy drink). Afraid of tight inclosed spaces? Then Venom will definitely make your skin crawl. Venom takes you through an ancient temple filled with narrow pathways, monsters at sudden turns, and deadly traps. The narrow pathways give you the feeling they are closing in on you and during one area of the maze they do... 

Maze description:
"Premiering in 2013, Venom Energy Drink presents "Venom". Venture into an ancient temple, dodging deadly traps, navigating maze-like labyrinths and surviving attacks from countless entities and venomous snakes."

Snakes? Why did it have to be snakes?

One of the great things we got to experience while going through this maze was not entering a maze with a large group, aka a conga line. Following a conga line all the way through tends to ruin the overall mood of the maze, so that little bit was quite refreshing. The maze length was perfect, not to short. The scare actors were all in character interacting with victims guests and filling the maze with screams. With the dim lighting you couldn't even see where the scare actors were coming from, they were hidden quite well in the temple. 

Voodoo Killhouse

The last attraction of the night was the Voodoo Killhouse. Guests were given a protective mask and a Semi Automatic Airsoft BB Assault weapon and instructions of what awaits them inside the Killhouse. After we were suited up, it was time to enter the battlefield crawling with zombies. As you enter the course zombies are closing in on you from all over! Watch out! Going through the Voodoo Killhouse felt like I was transported in the world of Resident Evil, it was surreal. I had a blast going through the Killhouse and was hands down my favorite attraction at the event. If your a fan of zombie themed video games, you will definitely love the Killhouse attractions! 

Killhouse description: 
"Making another return, the Voodoo Killhouse pits parkgoers against an onslaught of paranormal beings foretold by the local Shaman. Grab the shotgun from undearth the cash register and walk together towards town of endless defeat. "Let's go git them bastards."

Here's a few more photos from the event:

The media event took place in this grand room, so beautiful!

This zombie here was scaring guests waiting to go through the maze and killhouse. It was fun to watch him sneak up on guests. 

There was a delicious assortment of Halloween themed desserts at the event for those who survived the Voodoo Killhouse in Club Crimson. My favorite was the cleaver cupcake, it was bloody good.

I got a chance to interview Candice Catron, Co-Director/Producer of Haunted Hollywood Sports at the event! Learning more about how she got into the Haunt world and the new attractions at this Halloween event.

Check out the interview: 

How did you become part of the Haunt Industry?

Candice Catron: I actually started off as a makeup artist, I've been a makeup artist for almost 10 years now. I started off at Knott's Scary Farm and was there for 7 years.

What is your favorite attraction to do at Haunted Hollywood Sports this year? 

Candice Catron: My favorite attraction this year has got to be Venom. It's a free standing maze that we build this year. It's full of so many twist and turns. 

What other haunted attractions do you like to visit around Los Angeles?

Candice Catron: I am always open to go to all of them, I try to visit as many locations as I can during the season.

What other information can you give on the new attractions this year at Haunted Hollywood Sports?

Candice Catron: They're more better, they are more equipped, and they are awesome. We have learned a lot from last year and we've come back with a vengeance.

Is there anything you would like my followers to know about this event this year?

Candice Catron: Yes, we just want everyone to come out and have a great time. Who doesn't want to shot some zombies? 

Overall, I had an amazing time at the media event. This was my first time visiting Haunted Hollywood Sports and won't be the last. I was impressed by all the scare actors and all the attractions I got to witness. The highlight of the night would have to the Voodoo Killhouse. I have never had an experience quite like that before, such a rush! It was also great meeting folks from IsItOctoberYet, TPAdventure, and GamingShogun at the event. Such frightfully delightful people! If you're looking for a new attraction to visit in Southern California this October, check out Haunted Hollywood Sports. You don't want to miss the Killhouse experience!


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1 comment:

  1. You did not double tap, missy! Remember your Zombieland rules!