While Halloween mazes and haunted houses may be de rigueur for most folks when October rolls around, the fun turns into true horror in the new found footage indie The Houses October Built. Bobby Roe directs and stars along with Zack Andrews, Brandy Schaefer, Mikey Roe, and Jeff Larson. It was made by Insidious and Paranormal Activity producer Steven Schneider and Andrews.
The Houses October Built (review) tells the tale of a group of friends who decide to visit extreme haunts all across the country leading up to Halloween. Throughout the documentation of their trip, they realize that something evil has followed them home.
The cast and crew were all on hand this past Friday night (October 17, 2014) in South Pasadena, CA, for the season opening of one of the country’s best and most beloved haunts: Evil Twin Studios’ Haunted House “Resurrected” at the Fremont Centre Theatre and Raymond Hill Mortuary.
There were also a few celebs wandering through the fog, most notably former Playboy model and Hefner plaything Bridget Marquardt. As you may know, she’s a huge fan of horror films and Halloween. She was in the first group of people to go through the Raymond Hill Mortuary haunt this year along with the filmmakers and talent. She immediately tweeted on the terror:
— Bridget Marquardt (@Bridget) October 19, 2014
The quality of the sets and props is top-notch, and the interactive presentation offers the best blend of theatre and labyrinth. Last year some Yelp reviewers noted that younger children were observed crying upon exit, and a couple of patrons were cramped following the crawlspace portion of the haunt… what’s wrong with that? Seriously, though, be warned: Evil Twin Studios’ Haunted House is not for the faint of heart or weak of knee.
“Theatre of Terror” was ranked as one of LA’s top ten haunts in 2013. This year’s is even scarier and more interactive (this is not just a maze… it’s far more extreme than that). To make the Raymond Hill Mortuary the most memorable haunt of the Halloween season, the folks at Evil Twin Studios (Todd Schroeder, Scott Peterson, Jennifer Bandich, Russell Eaton, Mike Brunner, and John “DJ” Desjardin) have started fresh with an all-new theme, different scares, and a cause: Proceeds go to the South Pasadena Educational Foundation (SPEF). This October brave haunt tourists can support the schools, get the scare of their lives… and maybe even live to tell about it.
All the details and our image gallery follow with more about the movie below that.
Raymond Hill Mortuary Haunted House
Fremont Center Theatre, 1000 Fremont Ave., South Pasadena, CA
Remaining Dates: October 24, 25, 26, and 31; November 1
Hours: 7-11 PM PT
Tickets: $13 online advance purchase, $15 at the door
You can watch The Houses October Built right now on VOD via all cable providers, iTunes, and Vudu thanks to a pervasive push by RLJ Entertainment and Image. The home video version arrives on January 6, 2015.