Fall is right around the corner and those of us at Dread Central are excited for the spooky season to arrive. We’re additionally thrilled to report that one of our favorite seasonal Los Angeles experiences is back for 2021: Jon Braver’s Delusion.
This year taking place in a dilapidated mansion in Pomona, CA, Delusion has returned to its horror roots with this year’s “Reaper’s Revenge,” an interactive, immersive play that will find its guests moving through the venue as a haunted narrative unfolds. We’ve been covering Braver’s Delusion for years, and as the production has never ceased to amaze with top-notch narratives, production design and performances, we have no reason to think that this year will be any different. Although it may possibly be more awe-inspiring than in years past (is that even possible?)
Delusion “Reaper’s Revenge” runs on select nights from September 16 to November 21, 2021. Check out the trailer below, and for more info and to get your tickets before they sell out (and they historically have done so quite quickly), head on over to the official website at www.enterdelusion.com.
From the Delusion Press Release:
LA’s Acclaimed Interactive Horror Theatre Attraction is Back for 2021!
Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group Proudly Announces DELUSION: ‘Reaper’s Remorse’
Creator Jon Braver’s Immersive Theatrical Event Opens September 16
Attraction Accompanied by an All-New “Open World” Experience and Featuring “Her Private Collection: VIP Experience”
Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group (13FEG) and celebrated horror master Jon Braver announce the return of DELUSION, the overwhelmingly popular Los Angeles interactive attraction. Returning for the 2021 season, the all-new show ushers’ guests back to its horror roots, with ‘Reaper’s Remorse.’ Inviting you to ‘play your part,’ the 2021 edition of this now-renowned attraction will open September 16, inhabiting the delightfully dilapidated Phillips Mansion in Pomona, CA. Adding even more excitement to the DELUSION experience in 2021, 13FEG also announces the first-ever ‘Open World’ accompaniment to the attraction that continues the immersive experience. All tickets entitle guests to wander the ‘Open World’ and explore multiple narrative threads within a whole new adjacent event area, featuring food, drinks and more. Like that of an eerie scavenger hunt, the experience will help further shape the story and is available before or after the main attraction. This fantastic new addition continues the already twisted tale for hours of scary fun!
Frighteningly fun new DELUSION additions in 2021 also include the debut of “Her Private Collection: VIP Experience,” a special ticket upgrade, allowing guests to continue their mansion visit in a secluded 2nd floor of terror, filled with the families’ private collection of artifacts, uncovering exclusive story threads. Also, on the second floor as part of the VIP experience is the private ‘Dark Arts Bar & Lounge’ where more fun awaits with entertainment and perhaps a chance encounter with the mansion’s strange, magical and eccentric resident. This highly encouraged upgrade also includes a ‘Reaper’s Remorse’ limited poster signed by creator Jon Braver.
“With theatre lovers ready for live entertainment, Delusion’s return couldn’t come at a better time,” said Jon Braver, Delusion creator. “We are crazy excited to return to our Delusion horror roots and to deliver an all new, original play in what I would say is the very best Delusion venue yet!”
The Phillips Mansion is located at 2640 Pomona Blvd in Pomona, CA. Ticket prices start at $89.99. Street parking is available at no cost.
A site-specific, intimate interactive play where guests move through the venue as the haunting narrative unfolds, DELUSION invites guests to play a part in a fully realized, live otherworldly adventure, unlike anywhere else. Because dates and quantities are limited to ensure the attraction delivers the experience that has left Halloween-lovers loyally coming back for more than 10 years, fans are encouraged to act quickly as past years have sold out almost immediately.
REAPER’S REMORSE Synopsis:
There are some dead that won’t let go. Clutching to this world by whatever threads they can find. Pretty red shoes. A shotgun. A loved one left behind. And although these strands of life can be as innocent as a child’s toy… everything has its price. A price only Esther Phillips can afford.
She lives alone. A solemn collector surrounded by artifacts that not only tell tales but carry the very souls they’re tied to. An ethereal prison of those unwilling to let go.
Esther’s latest acquisition maybe her greatest yet… if she would only go near. Fear, anger and regret bleed from it. Things decay, but memories can linger.
A rare invitation has been extended to you, fellow lovers of the occult. An exclusive evening to play your part in the haunting and epic story of Esther Phillips.
There are some dead that won’t let go. And there are others that must make them.