ANNOUNCEMENT: Zombie Joe’s Underground

ZJU

FRIDAY and SATURDAY Evenings at 8:00pm / 9:00p / 10:00p / 10:45p / 11:30p:  OCTOBER 4 – NOVEMBER 2, plus THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31 (Halloween).  

WARNING:  Graphic content, trigger warnings, and full nudity. For Ages 16+

*NEW FOR 2019: “Family Friendly” version of URBAN DEATH TOUR OF TERROR: Haunted Theatre Attraction! 

SATURDAYS @ 7:00pm, OCTOBER 5 – NOVEMBER 2,  plus THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31 (Halloween).  For Ages 8+

 

Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group

4850 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA 91601

TICKETS at:  ZombieJoes.Tix.com & http://zombiejoes.tix.com/  Advance tickets $16 / $20 at door.

WEBSITES:  http://zombiejoes.com/ & http://www.urbandeath.com/

ZJU HOTLINE:  818-202-4120

SOCIAL MEDIA:  @urbandeath_zju [Instagram] [Twitter] @zombiejoes [Instagram] [Twitter]

Urban Death on FB:  https://www.facebook.com/UrbanDeathZJU/

Zombie Joe’s Underground on FB:  https://www.facebook.com/ZJUTheater

URBAN DEATH TOUR OF TERROR: Haunted Theatre Attraction! returns for its 7th year to shock and delight audiences with its fun n’ freaky twist on the haunted house, with their exciting new maze and show attraction!  Created & Directed by Zombie Joe and Jana Wimer, Urban Death first shocked audiences in 2005, revealing our deepest fears through a series of wordless, non-linear vignettes and intense physical performances. URBAN DEATH TOUR OF TERROR: Haunted Theatre Attraction! is bold, terrifying, and entirely unique. You are advised to purchase tickets early, as this event consistently sells out. Don’t come alone.

“There may be many spooky stage productions around this Halloween, but few will approach the level of this one.”  Andy Webster, The New York Times

 

“Zombie Joe’s Underground and Halloween go together like Norman Bates and motels, as demonstrated by ‘Urban Death’.” – David C. Nichols, LA Times

 

“Shows like…Zombie Joe’s ‘Urban Death’ hearken back to the Grand Guignol and Artaud’s Theatre of Cruelty, frightening us in new, experimental, and unexpected ways.”  Graham Skipper, Blumhouse.com

 

“Creepy, sad, sinister, and even satirical, ‘Urban Death Tour of Terror’ is not just the same old nightmare.” – Steve Biodrowski, Hollywood Gothique

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ESCAPE ROOMS – Escape Games at the River – CA

Escape Games at the River

Playing this Baker Street Mystery game was a throwback to the early days of escape rooms. It was the type of first gen game that would’ve impressed up when we started playing escape rooms, however felt a little lackluster now. 

We ran into a few small glitches in the game. There was a problem with one of the puzzles not working as well as it could physically that caused us to waste some time and get annoyed. The final lock was jammed. Honestly my biggest problem was the final puzzle’s logic, it felt misleading. Everything else was fine.
They did have one really clever puzzle I hadn’t seen before, but it didn’t really fit the decor of the room as well as some of the other puzzles. The room looks nice, nothing fancy but certainly clean and well kept. 

If you’re in the area I would say check it out. 

ODDITIES – Jurassic Planet at the LA County Fair – CA


I’ve never been particularly interested in dinosaurs, but I heard about Jurassic Planet and my curiosity got the best of me. I’m glad it did. 

For only a small $5 up charge to your fair admisssion you can walk among 40 life sized realistic animatronic dinosaurs. It pretty darn cool! I know they aren’t actually real dinosaurs (except for a few live creatures on display such as an emu, alligator and tortoise), but they seem pretty real if you let your imagination run wild. I found myself wanting to pet them and at one point talking in “baby talk” to a few adorable animatronic baby dinos. 

I really enjoyed Jurrasic Planet and wanted to share it here. I also recorded a bit of my experience which you can watch from YouTube below. 

ESCAPE ROOMS – Mission Escape Games: Escape the Hydeout – California

MISSION ESCAPE GAMES

 

WATCH MY INTERVIEW WITH JOE FROM MISSION ESCAPE GAMES HERE

We must find out what happened to Dr. Jekyll before Mr. Hyde returns to have our hides!

Escape the Hydeout in Anaheim California is a beautifully done escape game. It tells a clear story using familiar characters from literature. The puzzles are fun and they do a wonderful job of adding their own unique spin on some of the standard puzzles I’ve seen before. They use the space well. They have the perfect combination of standard puzzles and locks combined with technology.

I was most impressed with the gorgeous Victorian style set. The room is very well designed and the decor is outstanding. I had actually played an earlier version of The Hydeout in New York in 2015 and one of the surprises in that room was painfully obvious to a seasoned player, but in the new room I feel they’ve addressed that. They’ve also improved the game overall. There are a few really fun “Wow” moments through the puzzle solving and technology in the game.

They are located about a 10 minute walk from Disneyland, so this is the perfect location if you are on vacation because you can walk over from the park. There is a parking lot, so if you are driving they validate parking. That area can be a little busy depending on when you visit, so be sure to give yourself a little extra time just in case.

I would recommend this game for both new players and experienced players.