Are you an escape room fan? Are you an Evil Dead fan? What if there was an Evil Dead 2 themed escape room with deadites, chainsaws and equal parts horror and laughter? You’d be so in! Well, Seattle based Hourglass Escapes has just announced the licensed Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn Escape Room.
In this escape room, players enter that all-too-familiar cabin in the woods, they will have until dawn (or sixty minutes, whichever comes first) to find the Kandarian dagger and destroy the book of the dead before the evil dead swallows their souls. Fans of the classic film can expect deadites, chainsaws, a very strange deer head, a chained-up cellar door, and plenty of horrifying surprises, including a cameo by Twin Peaks star Andrea Hays.
Creative director Seth Wolfson is behind the project who, among other amazing talents, was a scenic animatronic artist at Universal Studios Orlando and sculpted/designed wax figures for Ripley’s Believe It Or Not. Joining Wolfson in bringing the Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn experience to life is set and prop designer Regan MacStravic (Captain Fantastic, Safety Not Guaranteed), makeup FX artist Tim Peirson (Z Nation), video designer Ben Rock (production designer and creator of the infamous stickman for The Blair Witch Project), and veteran escape room composer David Chesnut.
Wolfson says of the experience, “Every part of the design phase we stop and ask if this fits into the Evil Dead 2™ universe. We want this to be a great Evil Dead 2™ experience and a well-respected escape room on its own merit.” And as far as bring a cult favorite to life, he adds, “It’s an honor to be the first team ever entrusted with creating an escape room out of my all-time favorite horror film. It’s a dream come true.”
The original Evil Dead 2: DEAD BY DAWN™ Escape Room opens in July 2019 and will be a scary and fun experience appropriate for ages 13 and up. Find more information, here.