The Internet Urban Legend Come Indie Horror Video Game Hit Comes to the Ville as a One Time Survival Horror Experience!
IMPORTANT UPDATE: This event has been RESCHEDULED for Friday, September 13th and Saturday, September 14th!
Welcome back, my spooky friends, it’s the Phantom of the Ville just home from the hustle and bustle of the massive Fandom Fest convention at the Galt House and Convention Center this weekend. As a free floating phantom, I passed through walls, skipped the long lines and met many of my favorite horror stars and artists. I hope many of you were as lucky in navigating the hungry hordes of convention zombies.
In any case, I survived and brought back with me news about a one time, live action, survival horror adventure taking place next weekend in the dark, dark woods near the Haunted Asylum Scream Park at 3101 Pond Station Road just off the Gene Snyder Freeway. The terror takes place between 9PM and 2AM.
The Slender Man is the first urban legend of the Internet age. Photos containing images of the mysterious Slender Man in the background started popping up online in 2009. An ominous figure wearing a dark black suit with no face would appear in photos of children who were abducted and had mysteriously disappeared.
The Slender Man phenomenon went viral, spawning fan art, found footage videos, cosplay and ultimately an indie downloadable video game called “Slender: The Eight Pages,” on which the Slender Man Live Action Experience is based.
Created by the same team that brought you the Asylum Haunted Scream Park, the Slender Man Live Action Experience provides brave guests with a flashlight as their only resource and challenges them to quest through the pitch black forest to find eight pages of an arcane text and escape before being caught by the creepy Slender Man.
Prizes will be provided to all (any!) that manage to collect all eight pages and survive being caught by the Slender Man. This event is limited to just one weekend and the event organizers recommend you preorder tickets online at www.asylumhaunts.com/slenderman. Tickets are $10 each and are ONLY available online. There is a small chance that tickets may be available on the day of the event, but the website suggests that you get your tickets online in advance due to the limited nature of the event.
Patrons under 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent who can sign the liability waiver in order to participate. Flashlights will be provided (one for every two patrons), and you should wear clothes and shoes suitable for hiking. It’s a dark forest trail with uneven terrain and faceless death behind every tree. You have been warned.
More information can be found at www.slendermantruth.com. This is the Phantom of the Ville, and I’ll be back very soon with more 2013 haunted attraction previews and spooky news.