This NYC Horror Attraction Will Actually Kidnap You and Lock You In A Warehouse. Could You Survive What Happens Next?

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New York City is currently taking horror attractions to a whole new level. To serious scare-chasers who want to graduate from typical haunted houses; look no further. This Is Real is an immersive horror experience brought to you by Nightmare Haunted House's Timothy Haskell and Studio 153. In the 70 adrenaline-pumping minutes of this attraction, participants are abducted, brought to an abandoned old warehouse in Red Hook, Brooklyn, and locked up. 

The website states: "This is NOT a haunted house. At least not in the traditional sense." Well, they're not kidding folks. If kidnapping and confinement aren't enough to scare the daylights out of you, watching a deranged psychopath kill the other participants should do it. And if you don't want to end up like them, you'll have to figure out a way to escape the warehouse with your life. 

If you're the hero-type, you can try risking your life to save the others from the homicidal maniac. Whichever path you choose, keep your wits about you. And good luck! You'll need it.  

Oh, and there's basically no subway access in the industrialized area of Red Hook- adding to the creepy and isolating ambience of the whole experience.  

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Yes, this does sound a bit extreme, but kudos to Timothy Haskell for creating a new type of horror attraction that combines immersive theatrics with escape-the-room thrills. If you're thinking of buying your tickets, here's a few things you should know.

  • 8 players can go in at a time. If you don't choose to go with a crew of 7 friends, you'll be grouped with strangers who will soon become your companions in survival.  
  • The show runs nightly. Tickets go for $95 on weeknights and $110 on weekends. If you think you can handle it, grab your tickets here

So, what do you think? Would you have the guts to do something like this? Let us know in the comment section below!

Author: Nate Morgan