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I’m Christine, a gal obsessed with haunts, escape rooms and other oddities.

This blog is a passion project of mine. The fact that I personally do all of the reviews here and on my YouTube channel is what really makes TheHauntGirl.com stand out from other review sites. There is no team, just me. Most of my entries are about the west coast since that is where I live, however I also love to travel. In 2018 I was approached by USA Today to be one of their Ten Best List experts for haunted attractions & escape rooms. Please subscribe to my YouTube channel for updates.

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IMMERSIVES

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Check out some of my friends’ awesome escape room & haunt content too:

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Room Escape Artist

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The Cager Express

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Note: My husband & I are now the proud owners of Exit Game OC in Anaheim CA

PHONE PLAY – Baby Jessica’s Well-Made Play – PHONE

TICKETS

BABY JESSICA’S WELL-MADE PLAY is a five-act phone adventure to the bottom of a well and back again. Loosely inspired by the 1987 true story of Baby Jessica, this highly interactive, intimate performance-for-one ushers audience members into conversations about fear, hope, self-care, imagination, culture, and memory. Over the course of two nights, audience members will discover what pulls them up and out of the dark.

Length: 120 minutes

Tickets: $30

February 28 – March 30

ANNOUNCEMENT- BL4KM4SS

PRESS RELEASE:

As of January 1st, 2023—the 4 F0UND3RS will be taking a step back from BL4KM4SS.
Going out the way they came in: at the stroke of midnight at New Years, this time to a broader audience and out of the shadows.
This is not the end of immersive theater for any of them. Each F0UND3R has other passions they are exploring, ventures they are building, and other projects they are working on. While continuing to have each other’s back and best interests at heart, the 4 F0UND3RS thought it would be best to shift focus… at least for now.
Alex C. James has created several musical immersive experiences recently, working with artist like Cancer Christ, Fusion Babies, Sleeperz, Bushfire, and Jomo in conjunction with CoCo Beach Presents in Long Beach. Alex continues to push artistic boundaries and play with conventions by combining socially conscious music arts with live performance theater. Follow Alex at @safekidzab for future show information, the continuation of the M-series, and remote shows in 2023. To keep up with Alex, follow his Instagram at @andbenderran.
Amori “Kitty” Stewart continues to perform with fire at various shows. Recently, Kitty was brought on as a character performer for Knotts Berry Farm. You can spot her ice dancing as Peppermint Patty or doing Meet and Greets as Snoopy during Knotts Merry Farm! During the 2023 Peanuts Celebration, Kitty will be performing in the Music Goes Round Show in Camp Snoopy! To keep with what she’s up to follow Amori at @lovebug615 on Instagram.
Paul Stephen Edwards continues his artistic ventures through film and photography, recently winning Best Sci-Fi Film for shooting 16-Bits (From the Director of Ugly Sweater Party, Aaron Mento) and filming 2 segments for the anthology Body Count (Written by Jenn Nangle) this winter. You can find Paul at @xigarun on Instagram.
Reyna “Chainsaw Queen” Velarde continues to torment people, instead you can find her in the wrestling ring as Chainsaw @wow_chainsaw at WOW (Women of Wrestling @wowsuperhereos ) on KCAL 9 on Saturday nights at 11pm (check your local listings). Follow her Chainsaw account for live show information and air dates! The Chainsaw Queen will continue P41N 4C4D3MY, for more information, follow p41n_4c4d3my and keep up with Reyna @chainsawqueen13 on Instagram.
Of course, you can also catch the 4 F0UND3RS at the 17th Door (at least most of us, we were all there this last season!) And we will all be featured in the up coming film, No Way to Die, currently being edited by the one and only Kris Smith! Follow the film’s progress, BTS, and announcements at @noway2die
The 4 F0UND3RS have encouraged their cast and crew to create their own content. During lock down, they presented a contest for cast members to create their own show. Tim Elrod and Linnea Swanson presented two winning ideas which are currently in development.
Coming Soon- Tattered & Frayed Productions by Tim Elrod, follow @tattered_and_frayed We look forward to the future.
Sincerely,
The 4 F0UNDERS

ESCAPE ROOMS – Escape games PDX – OR

FILM NOIR

*Christine Barger (aka The Haunt Girl) became an escape room creator & owner in 2021 at Exit Game OC in Anaheim CA. Opinions given by thehauntgirl are uniquely those of Christine & do not reflect the opinions of the escape game company. https://www.theexitgame.com

YOUTUBE VIDEO TRANSCRIPT:

hey everybody it’s Christine the haunt girl and today I am talking about film Noir The Case of the dark Rose an escape game at escape games PDX in Portland Oregon

if you’re new to my Channel please take a moment to hit subscribe to Notifications alright thank you all that already subscribe and check out my blog yay okay so my friends and I were at Rose City Comic Con and we were like we need an escape room play and we found this one and so we like took an Uber over so this is kind of dodgy looking area in the middle of nowhere Portland and it was awesome okay so the game is set in the 1950s it’s a two to six player game it’s very traditional and gameplay as far as puzzle style and structure um we had a blast uh my friends also love escape rooms and so we kind of blew through some of the puzzles we definitely had some struggles on our binding searching moments although one of my friends thankfully is much better at searching and finding than I am uh and uh we had a really good time the theme is a really fun 1950s like you’re a gum shoe you’re there trying to solve a murder what happened who done it uh it’s really fun in the way that they’ve Incorporated the theme into the puzzles there were some really fun things that I hadn’t seen quite like they did it before um I really really loved the use of lighting in one of the puzzles and how they did that and I also loved just how well they had decorated the room and Incorporated all of the set pieces and the props and stuff into the game in a very organic way overall really really fun um well thought out fun enough story you discover and unravel the story as you go and just a really good time so I hope you’ll go check them out I’ll put the link down in the description below thanks for watching you can see more at my blog thehauntgirl.com and uh also you can find me on all the social medias @thehauntgirl thanks for watching

ESCAPE ROOMS- Ronnie’s House – WA

RONNIE’S HOUSE

hanging out at Ronnie’s House at NWEscapeExperience

*Christine Barger (aka The Haunt Girl) became an escape room creator & owner in 2021 at Exit Game OC in Anaheim CA. Opinions given by thehauntgirl are uniquely those of Christine & do not reflect the opinions of the escape game company.

HAUNTS – Delusion – CA

DELUSION

Delusion immersive theatre review
ready for an immersive adventure

*Christine Barger (aka The Haunt Girl) became an escape room creator & owner in 2021 at Exit Game OC in Anaheim CA. Opinions given by thehauntgirl are uniquely those of Christine & do not reflect the opinions of the escape game company.

HAUNTS – Howl o Scream – CA

HOWL O SCREAM

Mudd the Magnificent magician

*Christine Barger (aka The Haunt Girl) became an escape room creator & owner in 2021 at Exit Game OC in Anaheim CA. Opinions given by thehauntgirl are uniquely those of Christine & do not reflect the opinions of the escape game company.

AT HOME ESCAPE GAMES – A Haunting in Apex by While Brain Escape – home

A HAUNTING IN APEX

*Christine Barger (aka The Haunt Girl) became an escape room creator & owner in 2021 at Exit Game OC in Anaheim CA. Opinions given by thehauntgirl are uniquely those of Christine & do not reflect the opinions of the escape game company.

TRANSCRIPT OF VIDEO:

Hey everybody it’s Christine the haunt girl and today I am talking about a haunting in Apex by Whole Brain Escape.

I would like to thank Whole Brain Escape for sending me a preview copy of this game they have a Kickstarter up right now which has already been fully funded so make sure you jump on board with the rest of the folks to get this game when it is out I was like oh my goodness look at all these puzzles when I opened this game and then there were more there’s like so many puzzles uh I really enjoyed the type of puzzles that are in this game uh as you can see the pieces and the the props are really well done and this is just the preview version so I imagine once it’s funded they are going to do some other things possibly with the contents of the box but from what I was told the puzzles will stay the same but I thought that the quality was really well done for a lot of the props anyway and I really liked the puzzle so I liked the layout as well and the way that they do their Solutions in hint system so if you solve your puzzle you go to this book and you make sure to look at the thing you solved and see if it is the correct code to the code on the puzzle and if it is then you know you’ve matched you know you’re correct and if not then it doesn’t give you the answer so you can go back and you can then solve the puzzle again make sure you’re correct check it that sort of thing so it works out really well also it isn’t necessarily linear so you can work on the first half of the puzzles as a group and they recommend one to four on this game like people so if you’re working by yourself great you’ll probably do it linear uh but if you’re working with a group then some of you can work on some of the puzzles and like I did and my husband worked on some of the other puzzles and then we worked together um moving forward so it’s it’s a really cool format on the game and uh the puzzles were not too difficult that you’re like pulling your hair out but definitely not simple and several of them were um a little multi-step I guess so uh I really enjoyed them there were a couple twists on some puzzles I’d seen before but they did them in a slightly different way which threw me then I was like wait a minute I don’t know the answer to this and then I had to go back and like solve more oh yeah okay now I see so um I enjoyed that as well as someone who’s played a lot of box games a lot of in-person live Escape rooms virtual games there’s you know a lot of puzzles that I’ve seen before and they specifically one that I can think of off the top of my head where I was like um sneaky sneaker so I quite liked that I thought that was really fun um the story is there’s a ghost and uh the ghost Society is coming in and you are are if you are the determinant of whether or not they succeed so if you can succeed then they see finding out what is the truth there’s a story the puzzles go along with that which is great it’s coherent it makes sense everything seems to be pretty logical um I did get stumped once with the hit system in the Box I was able to check on something but it wasn’t the hint that I specifically needed so I was a little a little stuck for a minute another thing I really liked is there are QR codes for you to hear audio Clues but if you don’t want to or can’t they also had them typed out so that was quite nice for accessibility purposes um just overall I think it’s very well done it’s fun and I hope you will go check out their Kickstarter down in the description below thanks for watching

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