If you’re bored with normal camping trips and want to add some scares to your next overnight stay in the woods, then the Great Horror Campout is for you. It’s definitely not for the faint of heart. Get details about this interactive horror event after the break.
Created by the same people who brought you the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride, this immersive horror experience takes place in June over a 12 hour period from 8 pm until 8 am in the Los Angeles State Historic Park. For $149 you get accommodations in a tent, a buffet-style dinner, a continental breakfast and enough scares to keep your heart pumping at a crazy pace.
The full scare potential comes from participating in “Hell Hunt, ” a scavenger hunt of sorts where you try to find items by doing all kinds of weird horror-filled activities. Per the site, these activities could include performing a voodoo ritual, digging through road kill amongst “Beasts of Bray” or bathing in the blood of a “Pope Lick.” For those not up on their urban legends, the “Pope Lick” is a monster that is part-man, part-goat and part-sheep and “Beasts of Bray” are wolf-like creatures that walk on their hind legs. Evidently, different types of urban legends play into the story elements for this event.
Even if you don’t participate in “Hell Hunt,” no place is off-limits for the scares to happen. They’ll try every trick in the book to lure you into the dark sooner or later. Even just staying in your tent won’t help, because they could drag you out by your sleeping bag. Per their site, they have a Zero Dark Thirty laundry list of activities that could happen to you:
During Great Horror Campout you may be forcibly handled, moved, bound, hooded, chained and subjected to simulated torture by our actors. You may witness strong verbal content, which may be considered offensive in nature. This content is part of the experience and is presented for entertainment purposes only.
For those interested in the basic story synopsis surrounding the Great Horror Campout, here’s what the site has to say:
These grounds are the site of the old Southern Railroad station of 1875. It acted as a supply route for highly sensitive government freight. According to legend, one night a train hauling a cargo load of crates filled with “biological weapons” jumped the tracks crashing into the tree line that still stands today. Fourteen railroad workers lost their lives upon impact crushing them under two tons of screaming hot metal.
The contents of the crates… well that became complicated.
The smashed crates let loose a catalog of species that had never been seen or defined. Creatures thought to of existed only in legend were erroneously unleashed upon the mainstream population. THEY, the crate dwellers, devoured other crew members that would have survived otherwise almost as if they were ravenously feasting. The government acted quickly to cover up any evidence of the crash, however too many were freed that night to contain the evidence.
Since that date, unexplained sightings have run rampant in these areas. THEY now dwell in the surrounding woods and shadows awaiting their next hot meal. Tonight…their hunger grows.
Welcome To Camp!
The only dates of the event are June 7th and 8th. For more info on how to buy tickets or the event itself, you can check out the Great Horror Campout website for more details. You can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.