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.

HAUNTS/IMMERSIVE- House of Spirits – CA

HAUNTS/IMMERSIVE- House of Spirits – CA


lovely drinks
amazing performances
hot tips

*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.

ANNOUNCEMENT – Zombie Joe North Hollywood CA


Grand Opening MON OCT 3, 2022 at 8:30pm

Playing MONDAYS at 8:30pm, OCTOBER 3 thru OCTOBER 24, 2022

Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group – 4850 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601

Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group celebrates their 30th anniversary season with their all-new interactive magic-séance spectacular: Monday Magick with Micah the Magician! The ONLY interactive magic show where YOU are the MAGICIAN – AND the MEDIUM! Starring professional magician Micah Cover – straight from The Magic Castle and Penn and Teller: Fool Us! Just in time for Halloween! Written and Directed by Micah Cover and produced by Zombie Joe. For Ages 13+.

TIX:  $20 in Advance ($25 at the door); Advance TIX Now on Sale at: ZombieJoes.Tix.comWEBSITE:


2022 Spooky Season Reviews

Here’s a list of links to my 2022 spooky season reviews.

* I won’t be personally doing as many haunted attractions as I usually do this season due to now owning/running Exit Game OC. Hopefully next year I will be back to my usual crazy schedule.








HOWL O SCREAM (10/31/2022)

DELUSION (11/22)

ANNOUNCEMENT – Magic Mountain fright Fest – CA


Fright Fest At Six Flags Magic Mountain 

Returns Scarier Than Ever

Find Your Fright with New Haunted Attractions

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — August 18, 2022 — Six Flags Magic Mountain’s 29th season of Fright Fest is back with 23 terrifying nights of monsters, ghouls, and creepy characters ready to strike fear in any one who crosses their path. The bone-chilling lineup of attractions features a daunting new haunted house, two new spine-tingling scare zones, an ominous new show, and a new haunted happy hour. Six Flags Magic Mountain leaves no tombstone unturned to deliver what guests want most—an all-out terrifying experience, on select nights September 10 through October 31.

Fright Fest, presented by Snickers®, boasts a grand total of 14 electrifying haunted houses and dare-to-enter scare zones with nightmarish zombies lurking around every corner. Six Flags Magic Mountain also adds a sinister element to some of the park’s monster coasters by turning off the lights, leaving riders to face their fears in total darkness. And, for the little monsters, BooFest offers frightfully fun family activities during the day with a Trick-or-Treat Trail in Bugs Bunny World.

“We couldn’t be more excited to bring this legacy Halloween event back to the park. Six Flags Magic Mountain’s Fright Fest is upping the scare factor with an all-new haunted house, two new scare zones, an eerie new show, plus a new haunted happy hour and buffet,” said Park President Don McCoy. “Spooky season is back in Los Angeles, and Fright Fest is the scariest event in town!” added McCoy.

Highlights of this year’s new Fright Festlineup include:

  • Truth or Dare – A haunted facility that leaves guests questioning their every move, with never-before-done scares and effects in a warped game of Truth or Dare. Located near Full Throttle;
  • Devil’s Triangle – The deepest, darkest depths of the ocean haunted by the many souls lost to the Devil’s triangle, who prey on guests as they enter the park;
  • CarnivHELL – One of the largest scare zones in the park featuring the carnivorous band of carnies from a once-thriving circus. Located in Bugs BunnyWorld, step right up and enter if you dare;
  • The Rising – An ominous show set on the remains of a sunken pirate ship revealing the battle of good versus evil and the power of the demonic Devil’s Claw. Located in the Devil’s Triangle; and
  • Spirits with Spirits – An evening of monstertainment featuring music, spirits of both natures, and devilish treats located in the West Picnic Pavilion. Plus, don’t miss other ghoulish grub only available during Fright Fest at select locations around the park.

Popular returning haunted houses and mazes that incorporate state-of-the-art makeup, props, and special effects, include:

  • Willoughby’s Resurrected is where evil spirits roam the once-affluent Willoughby’s Family mansion;
  • Condemned – Forever Damned is full of horrific haunts of a dilapidated home where the walls are alive and the spirits of those who once lived there unleash their fury on anyone who dares enter;
  • Vault 666 Unlocked is where demonic relics are locked in a dark and sinister antique shop, casting spells and haunting those who try and steal them;
  • Sewer of Souls takes guests into an underground world of lost souls and terrifying tunnels where evil oozes; and
  • Aftermath 2: Chaos Rising is the region’s largest outdoor maze, covering more than 40,000 square feet where the spirits of the dead and the near-dead inhabit a post-apocalyptic city with larger-than-life props, fire, fog, and other special effects.

Additional scare zones around the park which leave guests nowhere to hide and screaming to get out unscathed include:

  • The Deadzone unleashes a renegade group of cyberpunk zombies that feed on unsuspecting visitors;
  • Terror Rising – Dark Developmentshaunts guests for all eternity as their worst nightmares rise up from the depths of hell and prey on the innocent who dare to enter this abandoned cemetery;
  • City Under Siege is full of clowns who are loose and running rampant through the streets;
  • TERRORtory Twisted is home to steam-spewing mechanical beasts who relentlessly hunt down their victims;
  • Nightmares – A Twisted Fantasy is where childhood favorite bedtime stories take on a perverse twist; and
  • Exile Hill makes guests freak out when unimaginable sinister souls appear without warning.

More spooktacular shows include:

  • Unleashed located in City Under Siege, takes place at 7:00pm nightly when the monsters of Fright Fest break free;
  • VooDoo Nights returns where ghoul rock goes pop with today’s hits. Guests will want to dust off those thriller moves and join in the fun in the Full Throttle Plaza. 

Fright Fest operating days include:

Fridays: September 16, 23, 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28

Saturdays: September 10, 17, 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Sundays: September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Monday: October 31

For more information on Six Flags Magic Mountain’s Fright Fest, visit our website at

Six Flags Magic Mountain is currently hiring ghouls and scare actors for Fright Fest. Team Members receive in-park discounts, rewards and recognitions, exclusive Team Member events, and more. Applicants, age 16 and older, can apply online at

About Six Flags Magic Mountain 

Six Flags Magic Mountain, known as the Thrill Capital of the World, boasts 20 world-class roller coasters—more than any other theme park on the planet—and is home to more than 100 rides, games, and attractions, including roller coaster icons like Twisted Colossus, Tatsu, Full Throttle, and X2. For more information, visit

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ESCAPE ROOMS – Battleship Not Another Escape Room – CA


*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.