From the sound of it, this isn’t for the faint of heart, either. If you can’t hang with the rubber masks at the local haunted house, an evening at Chez “Saw” probably isn’t for you: “During Great Horror Campout you may be forcibly handled, moved, bound, hooded, chained and subjected to simulated torture by our actors,” the website promises. If you really want to take things to the next level, there’s even an optional “Hell Hunt” where guests scavenge the woods for hidden items and up-close-and-personal scares. But don't worry too much: Tents are arranged by zones that reflect personal preference for "immersive terror," and guests can yell "I want my mommy!" as the "safety phrase" that signals bad guys to back off. (Yes, really.)
Tickets start at $99 for each spot in a four-person tent. Now we’re just hoping some actual hotels will take a cue and launch something similar. Maybe The Stanley Hotel, which inspired Stephen King’s “The Shining,” and continues to play it on a continuous loop in guest room TVs? Or America’s oldest continuously operating (and reputedly haunted) hotel, the Omni Parker House? Get on it, guys. Halloween will be here before you know it.
[Image: Great Horror Campout website]