REVIEWS
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THE CLOWN ACADEMY
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CLOWN ACADEMY proved to continue to impress in all facets of the maze. The set design was incredible and comparable to that of Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights. CLOWN ACADEMY’s attention to detail in each different room was phenomenal. No room was the same or skimped on, which, when combined with their talented cast, drove the experience to a whole other level.

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I always love what @intruderescape has to offer. This Halloween it's the Clown Academy! It's a short and sweet maze that ain't for the coulrophobic faint of heart! #immersivelosangeles#hauntseason2021

- Beth

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 CULT  

Intruder Escape has created something magical. The Clown Academy is a gorgeous exploration of what it means to be a horror clown. Taking inspiration from some of the greats, they take you into a classroom to learn, a carnival to play, a bathroom to think, a kitchen to get hungry, and many more locations. They infuse it with so much love and care that the details deserve a lights on experience just to appreciate everything. We are proud to call ourselves clowns here at Haunting; and we know that ghosts aren’t real, clowns are.

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I was invited to attend #IntruderEscape’s newest immersive horror haunt “The Clown Academy”. I had no idea what to expect except clowns. Personally, with certain exceptions, clowns don’t really do anything for me in terms of scares etc. That said, Intruder Escape came up with a fresh concept of you the guest as a newly recruited student at the clown academy & the steps to become a clown. This coupled with the immersive aspect not only gave a new take on clowns in haunts, but also simply put, it was an absolute blast! I adored every second of this haunt. The only complaint I had is that I didn’t want it to end. This is by far one of my favorite haunts of 2021. A “Grade: A” attraction! I highly recommend checking this one out for yourself.

Think Midsommer meets Strangers. Ugh! I love how terrifying yet fun it is. It’s like adult hide and seek but with puzzles! On a huge property! Seriously y’all, play this game! It is one of the best experiences I’ve ever done, possibly one of the best in existence in California. It definitely beats the haunts I’ve been to. It’s actually terrifying but in a fun way where anyone could play. My best friend is a wimp and that was her second time playing, she can’t get enough! I highly recommend it! Who doesn’t love a fully immersive cult theme? 😍😍😍 - Kaleigh M.

About last night..... we started our 31 days of Halloween with a pre-game weekend. Our first haunt was a first for us and let me tell you, @intruderescape DID NOT DISAPPOINT. I've NEVER experienced anything like it and it might already be my favourite haunt experience this season. It was a scavenger style, free roaming haunt on a 20 acre property in the middle of nowhere. We also may have accidentally on purpose joined the cult... but whatever.. perks 🖤💀🎃🧟‍♀️⚰ - Melissa

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The family members, each with their own unique personality and wants, were terrifying. It was stressful enough to try to figure out the puzzle’s answers, but the added bonus of being chased by lunatics was an added bonus. To me, this is where the experience excels: making you feel like you are very much in a horror movie, much like THE STRANGERS or along those lines. Spotting one of the family, in their white animal masks, out of the corner of your eye down the path or peaking out of a window staring at you is by far one of the scariest things I have ever experienced.

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"Maybe it’s because I’m obsessed with cults, but Intruder Escape was honestly one of the coolest and most original immersive experiences I’ve ever participated in. Everything from the location, to the sets, to the actors were perfect and completely drew me into the world of Intruder Escape. While it was fun, it was also intense and creepy. The actor who plays Father Ash is so convincing as a cult leader, I’m still not convinced that he isn’t one in his spare time."

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"We had a blast and I want to thank you for such a fun time! All the best to you and your great cast and crew for the return. I am definitely recommending you to friends! I am planning to discuss the experience (in a non-spoilery manner) and recommend the event to listeners of the My Haunt Life podcast in an upcoming episode... Follow the link to listen, skip to 1:52:40."

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"More than once during the experience, Family members sneak into rooms and let the audience stumble across them before closing in to capture them. This type of slow, deliberate scare is actually far more frightening than monsters running after guests would be, as it creates a sense of them being in complete control over the space. It’s as though they are playing with the audience like a cat plays with a mouse – and it’s terrifying to experience."