If you’ve ever wanted to walk through Beetlejuice‘s graveyard, explore the Overlook Hotel, or hide from ultimate evil in Pennywise‘s lair, we have just the event from you. I Like Scary Movies is coming soon to Los Angeles, and it is being billed as an “Interactive Horror Experience.” It aims to give horror fans a multi-sensory experience as they walk through interactive scenes from some of their favorite horror films.
It is being created through a partnership through Warner Bros. Studio, New Line Cinema, and artist Maximillian, who has worked on Comic-Con installations for twenty years and created this type of experience for a variety of films. This sounds like it will be his biggest yet – I Like Scary Movies will pay homage to the films Beetlejuice, The Shining, A Nightmare on Elm Street, IT, and The Lost Boys.
The official press release explains the installation a bit more:
“I Like Scary Movies is the experience that all scary movie fans have been dreaming of – a groundbreaking immersive art installation that is a true celebration of some of the most beloved horror films. This is a unique opportunity for fans to interact and enjoy the films that they love in a completely new way with amazing photo opportunities to share with their friends. Come play with us as we take you back to The Shining, where you can “sink” into the infamous carpet from the Overlook hotel, before wandering through Beetlejuice’s graveyard on your way to the Netherworld Waiting Room. Feel the fear as you enter Freddy’s boiler room from A Nightmare on Elm St. and then revisit The Lost Boys on your way to Pennywise’s lair. After all, we all float down here. When you visit I Like Scary Movies, you enter a multi-sensory experience where you can see, hear, feel and smell the environment. Don’t miss out on the first stop of our tour, opening April 2019 in Los Angeles.
The I Like Scary Movies experience is brought to life by Maximillian, the experiential artist behind many Hollywood studio activations over the years. “Our goal was to create an experience where fans could take their time to engage with the fantastical worlds of scary movies that have shaped their fandom,” says Maximillian. “We want them to be able to take a deep creative dive into some of their favorite movies in a way that is fun, engaging, artistic, and memorable, allowing them to really explore and enjoy the thrill of it all. The Warner Bros. Consumer Products team has been incredibly supportive of our vision and we can’t wait for fans to experience it.”
I Like Scary Movies is not a horror maze; it seems more like an opportunity for true horror fans to experience some of their favorites in an all new way – and get some serious social media pictures as well. It opens April 4th in Los Angeles, and tickets are $39 per person. The official site also mentions that this is a touring event: even if you can’t get to LA, you keep your eyes peeled to see if I Like Scare Movies is coming to your city.