6. The Blumhouse of Horrors
City: Los Angeles
Address: 940 S Figueroa St.
Scariest Feature: The disorienting feeling of the guided maze
From the mind of Jason Blum, producer of Paranormal Activity and Insidious, comes an immersive horror experience in an 88-year-old theatre. The 40-minute guided tour imagines you as the first group to enter since a mysterious accident forced the building to close, and you’re told a story about a magician who once performed at the theatre until one of his tricks caused a tragic accident. A series of elaborately creepy, well-thought out vignettes, performed by 80 actors, result in expertly engineered scares that don’t feel gimmicky. A cohesive, thoroughly creepy narrative emerges that even jaded horror fans will appreciate.