The Great Horror Campout brought two thrilling and chilling nights of scares and scavenger-haunts in Los Angeles’ Elysian Park, making it an oh-so-fun, memorable and eerily-epic experience to die for!
Brought to you by Melissa Carbone, the CEO and Founder of Ten Thirty One Productions — the masterminds, creators, and producers of larger-than-life attractions in the horror genre — and partner to Mark Cuban, Michael Rapino of Live Nation and Charlie Walker of C3. The Great Horror Campout LA was a frightfully-fun live attraction around the new Freeform show- Dead of Summer where campers arrived to see if they could make it out alive from Camp Stillwater!
Campers came from far and wide with friends, family, and fellow-fright seekers to take on the challenge in this interactive 12-hour overnight event that put guests into an immersive horror camping adventure jam packed with either a High Octane Horror Experience that was perfect for the brave souls that sought a scare-filled night of fear and fright or a Lower Octane (Less Extreme) Horror Experience for those that wanted monster-free fun filled with horror flicks, ghost stories, and arts & crafts, the choice was completely up to each camper! Best of all, Camp Creepers who immersed themselves in the High Octane Horror Experience and “Hell Hunt” got to compete for the coveted title of HELLMASTER which took strategy, cunning, and a little “gettin’ up in there, to hunt down the mandatory SCAG (Sh*t Campers All Get) items.
I attended night one, on Friday June 10th and much to my delight, all the “camp creepers” chose the High Octane Horror Experience. The Great Horror Campout LA was truly a unique, immersive and interactive experience that featured overnight “camping” in tents complete with a wicked and witty “Camp Counselor,” a series of “scavenger-haunts” that tested your limits and brought you to face your fears with the most creepy creatures of the night, a full-night of scary flicks and ghost stories to give you spine-tingling chills, camp skits that will shock you with laughter, and arts & crafts to keep your mind free from the night terrors that lurked abound. And best of all, the macabre master of ceremonies was the “Headmaster” who was set to raise hell throughout the night — he called the shots and even changed the rules to make sure you struggled to survive because only the dawning sun would save you!
Without giving away too much information and taking the element of surprise from this eerily-epic experience, I will only tell you that the Great Horror Campout is a bloody blast that can’t be missed! So here are a few survival tips to help you make it out alive:
Safety in numbers: Camp creepers are best grabbing a guest or coming in groups because it’s only fair to share the frights and fun with family and friends!
Dress the part: You’re coming to a one-of-a-kind camp where you’re set to experience a “scavenger-haunt” of thrills and chills so make sure you dress comfortably — and be sure to bring a change of clothes between the scares and spills. Come in camouflage, hiking attire, or dress in “theme” the choice is yours but be ready to move silently and skillfully
Fear fundamentals: Bring a sleeping bag, pillow, blanket, flashlight or headlamp— and don’t forget your Dossier (which will be sent to you via email 24 hours before your stay) because your life depends on it! Plus, if you want to be an experienced camp creeper be sure to bring some snacks and drinks to get you through the scares, a change of clothes to switch out once the “Hell Hunt” is over, a towel and some wipes to wash away the blood and slime, and some lawn chairs to hang out with your group and to sit and recover from the haunts
Guts and glory: Come prepared, be brave, face your fears and rise to the challenges so you can win the guts and glory of being crowned the coveted title of HELLMASTER!
For more information, and to find out about upcoming events visit: greathorrorcampout.com.