Haunted houses have made a big comeback in recent years with none scarier than The 17th Door in Tustin, California. You know it’s going to be heavy when they make you sign a waver just to walk through their scary corridors. The whole place is decked out to represent a fictional teen named Paula’s nightmarish world.
Even the description on their website is a bit much:
If you think you are prepared to enter Paula’s world, then know this: everything inside this realm, which assaults your senses, is real. All you’ll feel on your flesh, the heat and the freezing chill, is real. The putrid odor that invades your nose from the stench of her rotting life is real. Know that when you walk into the frozen locker and are surrounded by the carcasses of her demons, what hangs from those hooks is real. And when you linger in her dorm room, what scurries under your feet and along the walls is real. The question is: can you make it?
Much like a hot night in with your partner, you get a safe word and there are no rewards for finishing early. In fact on the website it clearly states that if you leave early, they are doing their job well.
Please excuse me while I check my closet for unrelated reasons.