If you’ve watched every season of Midsomer Murders and deeply enjoyed The Shining, The Hollow Hotel in London is the perfect vacation spot for you.
The six-floor hotel filled with traps, labyrinths, and hidden passageways will be the set for theater group Differencengine’s immersive, interactive, psychological horror show in which you can participate as a guest whose life is on the line.
During the night, you’ll have to escape a serial killer inspired by real-life H.H. Holmes, a 19th-century murderer who is said to have killed 200 people.
It goes without saying that you won’t actually be chased around the corridors of this sinister hotel by a real serial killer, but that does not mean that you won’t get scared by the whole experience. Differencengine’s synopsis of the show is enough to give anyone the creeps:
Whoever built The Hollow Hotel built a literal death trap; designed just for you.”
You’ll need to keep your cool to “survive” and find out who the murderer is, but note that even if you are fall victim to the lunatic roaming the rooms and corridors, you’ll be dealing with new challenges and still be able to participate.
Differencengine has put together highly successful interactive immersive play in the past, including Heist, a show that led the audience to break into a building and attempt to steal a painting without getting caught. If Heist’s success is any indication, The Hollow Hotel should be a triumph of creepiness.