Fundraising campaign has begun for Los Angeles-based ‘haunted house’ attraction hell-bent on offering a unique, psychological horror experience based on enhancing guests’ own fears.
(August 26, 2013; Los Angeles, CA.) Looking to be scared to pieces? Want to experience a different twist on the haunted attraction this Halloween season? Then help us bring ALONE to reality. Developed by artist Devon Paulson, producer Lawrence T. Lewis and Tiny Little Pictures, ALONE [an existential haunting] is part interactive theater and part psychological nightmare where participants must enter the attraction alone, facing what’s inside both the space and themselves. There will be NO prosthetics, NO fake blood, NO clowns and NO chainsaws. Each guest will be immersed in total darkness with a flashlight and will have to come face-to-face with what scares them, along with some surprises lurking in the dark.
“We’ve created ALONE [an existential haunting] to play with the idea of the traditional ‘haunted house’ attraction,” says artist Devon Paulson. “We want to tap into and appropriate your authentic, psychic fears without a narrative structure or familiar Halloween themes. We personally find that costumes, gory makeup, fake blood, can actually separate us from the experience itself, providing a less scary environment. In ALONE, we want to place you in a vulnerable situation where you’ll feel absolutely out of control and make your personal fears rise to the surface.”
The ALONE Kickstarter campaign’s goal is to raise $10,000 in completion funds in by Friday the 13th of September. ALONE will open in October 2013 and the fundraising will help pay for pay for “actors”, location fees, permits and insurance costs, with a goal to provide you with an experience you’ll never forget…that is if you make it all the way through. A sampling of some of the wicked incentives to give include:
☻ Limited-edition hand-screened ALONE t-shirts.
☻ VIP ticket to any night of the event with priority line access, a commemorative ALONE mask for completing the event and drink tickets to a local drinking establishment to gather yourself after your terrifying walk-through.
☻ Exclusive attendance to the Opening and Closing night parties.
☻ And the $666 pledge level which will grant you 6 VIP tickets to Preview, Opening and Closing events and being listed as a “Demon Donor” on all marketing materials.
Visit the official Kickstarter page for ALONE [an existential haunting] and help us spread the terror.
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ABOUT DEVON PAULSON
Artist and designer Devon Paulson is co-creator of ALONE [an existential haunting]. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles. While attending California Institute of the Arts, Devon Paulson began engaging with not only the visual arts but also with performance and installation and sound sculpture. While he has continued to experiment in these disparate fine art fields, he has also annexed this with the design and fabrication of commercial spaces, mostly restaurants, over the last sixteen years. This has allowed Devon to create larger works of art that straddle both the fine art and public domains and knows that there doesn’t have to be a compromise in integrity when thinking about scale.
ABOUT LAWRENCE T. LEWIS
Film producer Lawrence T. Lewis is co-creator of ALONE [an existential haunting]. He started his career in filmmaking at the age of 5 when his parents let him use their Super 8mm camera. Those early years swiftly landed Lawrence in the producer role as he navigated through a path through a variety of positions in TV news, independent feature films, major studio feature films, commercial film, and new media. With a virtuosic flair for the operational side of things, Lawrence spends his days solving logistical problems and translating conceptual ideas into reality. Producing both large and small productions has given him the ability to find the creative solution to every problem.