No prosthetics, no fake blood, no chainsaws, no clowns, no tattered hospital gowns. Besides those of us who lurk inside, the only thing you will be confronted with, is your own mind.
It will just be you. Alone. In the dark. With us.
We are Devon Paulson and Lawrence Lewis, horror fanatics and haunted house enthusiasts for many years. However, after each haunted event, we would leave feeling unsatisfied. Over the years we have learned what works and what doesn't. What creates that thrill we seek, and what falls flat. We've said to one another after each haunted event we attend, that there is a way to do it better, and that we should produce our own event.
And now we are.
Our event is called ALONE. It is one part interactive theater and one part psychological haunting that you walk through by yourself with nothing but a flashlight to light your way. You will not face any cliché "haunted house" accoutrement, nor any saccharine narrative. It's just you... alone, immersed in a world where the fourth wall has been dissolved. Your personal space will be violated, and you will be pushed and pulled around the space.
Because you have signed a waiver, the inhabitants of the labyrinthine space have free will to physically handle you. There is an escape plan if you get too scared, a safety word. If you choose to take it, your experience will come to an immediate end, and you will be escorted out of the event. There are no refunds to those who cannot make it all the way through, our apologies.
We want to take the haunted house experience to a new level. It will not be for the faint of heart.
ALONE will take place in October 2013. We have secured a location in the south side of Downtown LA, and are underway with casting. But we need your help to bring ALONE to it's fullest potential. The funds we are raising will help pay for our actors, location fees, permits and insurance costs.
Tickets to the event will go on sale to the general public on Friday, September 27th. The event will run from Thursday, October 24th through Sunday, October 27th, and then again from Wednesday, October 30th through Saturday, November 2nd, 2013. ALONE will take place on each of those dates, and your ticket will reserve you a spot in one of the hourly blocks from 7pm until midnight.
An independent project like this is expensive to produce. Allowing one participant through at a time doesn't bring in the volume of paying customers like the more commercial haunted events. You won't be herded through with hoards of others, and therefore will have a more personalized experience.
Your participation in this event would help us bring our vision of true psychically-spine-tingling terror to life. Don't miss this opportunity to become part of ALONE, a uniquely terrifying event, and pledge now to reserve your ticket before they go on sale to the general public.
Risks and challenges
In order to successfully mount this production, it will take all our passion, creativity and drive, and that is exactly what we are both bringing to this project.
Devon—an artist, musician and all around creative force—deftly solves creative problems and thinks fast on his feet. Working in commercial applications over the last sixteen years, he has been able to create large works of art that straddle both the fine art and public domains and knows that there doesn't have to be a compromise in integrity when thinking about scale.
Lawrence—a film producer and musician with a virtuosic flair for the operational side of things—spends his days solving logistical problems and translating conceptual ideas into reality. He has years of experience in coordinating film shoots and dealing with permits, insurance, locations, casting and every other aspect of a production both large and small. Lawrence has learned that there is always a creative solution to every problem.
Together we will not only get this project off the ground but make it the most existentially unnerving experience you and all your friends could possibly hope for.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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