HAUNTS – Containment – GA


October 2019

Containment is an incredible story based haunted attraction that uniquely blends immersive theatre and traditional jump scares into a fun, heart pounding experience.

My husband and I were grouped with a pair of teenage brothers that were especially jumpy. (I will admit their energy added to the fun.) The opening interaction with the large creature was creepy fun. Soon after Helga explained more of the story in her own interesting way as well as asked our fears. I loved this moment because not only was the actress wonderful, but it put us into a specific mental state focusing on our real fears, whether or not we’d experience them inside. I also think it set us up to be more affected by the shadow that almost seemed to be lurking everywhere. The creators at Containment appear to have a deep passion for the art of the haunt. They understand how to effectively scare people of all ages. They have some of the strongest performers I’ve seen and I applaud them.

Thank you to Containment for inviting me to see this year’s event. I was very impressed.


The Séance

A Frightening Interactive Theatre Experience

Written and Directed by Madison Rhoades

THIS HALLOWEEN SEASON- October 2- November 3, 2019

ANAHEIM, Calif., (September 2019)- Summon the dead and step beyond the veil in the world premiere of The Séance, written and directed by Madison Rhoades. Eight guests will sit around the table with Madam Ruby and take part in her ritual. But who or what will be waiting for you on the other side?

This hour-long performance is a frightening interactive theatre experience with live actors and special effects. You will be required to interact with your surroundings and others, living or dead, in the room.

The Séance is NOT an escape room, although it is created by Luke and Madison Rhoades, owners of Cross Roads Escape Games. With a background in theatre, Luke and Madison are going back to their roots to create a theatrical show but where audience is in the middle of the action.

This husband and wife team is determined to break the entertainment mold and continue to create more unique interactive experiences.

Tickets range from $45-$60 per person. The experience is 60 minutes long and for up to 8 guests over the age of 16. Shows are available October 2nd- November 3rd, Wednesday-Sunday until midnight. Limited tickets are available. Please be aware this show involves light touching, strobe lights, fog, and smells. Audience must be able to navigate stairs on their own.

Tickets: $45-$60 per person, on sale now at http://www.CrossRoadsEscapeGames.com/the-seance/

Ages: 16 and up with a parent or guardian’s permission.

Run: 10/02/19- 11/03/19. Wednesday- Sunday.

Warnings: Contains light touching, strobe lights, fog, smells, and stairs.

Playbill: https://crossroadsescapegames.com/the-seance/the-seance-playbill/

YouTube Trailer: https://youtu.be/ISRE6tLoCJE

Location: 4245 East La Palma Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92807

Email: Info@CrossRoadsEscapeGames.com

Phone: (714) 572-1004

Facebook: @CrossRoadsEscapeGames

Twitter: @CRescapegames

Instagram: @Cross_Roads_Escape_Games

ESCAPE ROOMS – Escape Factor – IL


Fun Time Game Show Challenge at Escape Factor is one of my favorite Escape Rooms in the Midwest. I happen to be slightly obsessed with escape rooms and being a game show contestant, so two of my worlds collided in this experience. I was lucky enough to be able to book a last minute game with three strangers and fit this in my Chicago weekend trip. They were a great team of experienced players. We were able to work together to escape in time. I love the set design and props. The bright colors and familiar themes made it even more like a real game show set. The puzzles were fun and creative. I especially enjoyed the word puzzles and physical challenges. There are a few activities that are especially good for new players such as doing simple tasks repeatedly, but nothing that I found annoying or frustrating as an experienced player (like excessive amounts of math or searching). The flow of the game was spot on. The game master is in the room with you as a character. Most importantly the game was very fun! I highly recommend this escape room for all experience levels.


I also played the 30 minute doctor’s office game alone. It’s a fun, logical, clever escape room. The theme is doctors waiting room, so the set isn’t anything especially spectacular compared to their hour games. I enjoyed the interaction of the game master in character. I would recommend the game be played with two people, but doable with one. Overall I had a fun time playing the game and thought the puzzles were enjoyable.


Before leaving for the day I played the 15 minute challenge in the lobby. It’s a fun little challenge game. They also take it to fairs and festivals if I understood correctly. It’s a quick, standard escape puzzle game. It’s fun.


ANNOUNCEMENT: The Shadow Space (Los Angeles)

The Shadow Space

Best Medicine Productions announces an extended run of:

The Shadow Space: A Haunted Affair

A near death afterlife experience where you, a ghost, get to haunt the living!

Los Angeles- Sept. 15, 2019- Best Medicine Productions is happy to announce the remounting of their popular new event, The Shadow Space: A Haunted Affair. It’s an immersive experience that combines elements of a mystery play, escape game, ghost story and interactive challenge to create something completely new. After a successful run this past May, it returns October 8-Nov. 3 for two shows a night, six nights a week at the historic Hartsock House on Gower St. in the heart of Los Angeles.

What is The Shadow Space?

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to walk unseen? To discover private

passions? Hear whispered secrets? Have you ever wanted to experience a haunting from the other side? The Shadow Space is a new series of performances where the audience is welcomed by afterlife spirit guides, who have arranged a haunting package. They take you into a living home and teach you the basic rules of haunting as the living go about their lives, unable to see you, the guest. In this performance, A Haunted Affair, you visit the home of a couple who are having friends over for a big night~ and the guides were able to learn some juicy gossip on these four people that should guarantee an exciting evening. Over the course of the evening, a simple haunting has a twist that not even the spirit world could have foreseen, causing the audience to take a more active role in the events of these four. Can you help the living avoid an even worse fate than death? Do you dare try?


“Blends up escape rooms, immersive theatre, and a mystery with a clever conceit, unusually intimate audience size, and strong, nuanced acting.”

– NoProcenium.com

“It simply refuses to be put into tidy little categories.”


“The Shadow Space manages to invent a rather brilliant format.”

– Horror.net

ESCAPE ROOMS – Escape the Night – CA

ESCAPE THE NIGHT escape room experience

Have you ever dreamt of being on the innovative YouTube series ESCAPE THE NIGHT? Now you can play the live action escape room based on the series and even meet Joey Graceffa depending on the ticket package.


Whether you’re a fan of the show or just like escape rooms, this is an incredibly fun and well designed game. The set and props are beautifully designed. There is a strong story based goal. The puzzles are clever. There is a good mix of puzzles and activities, however I would say they lean a little more on activities which is perfect for new players. The designers integrated technology throughout the game seamlessly. There is a perfect amount of things to do for the average group to accomplish. Overall I had a fun time and would highly recommend Escape the Night escape room to all players regardless of experience or age.

YouTube review & see INSIDE the game:

TICKETS: https://escapethenighttickets.com/e/la


Escape the Night – Escape Room

Aug 9, 2019 to Aug 27, 2019
UTA Artist Space, Beverly Hills, CA
Welcome to the first ever Escape the Night – Escape Room. Created by Joey Graceffa, Escape the Night is a competition series that lives on YouTube Premium. Its 4th season premiered on July 11.  This is a limited event that will run exclusively in Beverly Hills from 8/9 to 8/27, so be sure to book your tickets asap as quantities and times are limited.
Ticket prices range from $55 to $15,000.