Halloween is my Christmas, so naturally I love a good haunted house. I’ll never forget going to the Haunted Mansion in Long Branch, N.J., and my crazy cousin Mary Beth punching a poor ghoul in the jaw for getting a little too touchy-feely with her. She’d hate Blackout then, which is not so much a traditional spookfest as an interactive piece of sexual horror theater. You are immersed in a mental hospital-like environment, equal parts Saw, Silent Hill and Last Tango in Paris. These Boogeymen (and women) will scare you, but then feel you up like you're in a smoky Berlin sex club. Not for the squeamish, you’ll get touched and dirty in more ways than one at Blackout, and may need a shower afterwards, probably a cold one at that. Perfect torture porny Halloween date.
Reviewed by Greg Garry (@GregGarry)
Through October 31
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays: 7 p.m. through 11 p.m.
Fridays: 7 p.m. through 12 a.m.
Saturdays: 5 p.m. through 12 a.m.
Sundays: 5 p.m. through 11 p.m.
54 West 39th Street, New York