Ghost Escape Rooms and Haunted Houses

Creepy haunted houses have always been children’s favorite, and it’s not surprising. But when kids grow up, they do not entirely let go of their ability to appreciate a good spook. Sure, a first haunted house doesn’t provide strong impressions anymore. But we adults still enjoy a good horror movie, and the same can be said about a substantial haunted escape room.

Horror Escape Rooms Are Great for Any Age Groups

An immersive quest can take you to another world and make you experience something different from everyday life. The surroundings matter a lot: even if our conscious knows for sure that the spooky abandoned house is just a game location, the subconscious begins to interact with the objects and characters just like if they were real. The effect becomes stronger if the ghost escape quest requires you to make many quick decisions and solve puzzles. The necessity to work on achieving the goal gets the player involved, and that’s when reactions become genuine. Also, that’s the invisible architects make their move – and freak you out with a sudden jump scare!

It is hard to find the key to the door in a completely dark room. Maybe there’s a switch somewhere – or at least a candle?

If you are not sure whether you’d enjoy a haunted escape room game, make a quick self-check. You need to like at least several of these:

  • Creepy old houses. They are the primary location option for haunted escape rooms.
  • Abandoned crypts. If it’s not an old house, then it’s an ancient crypt or a creepy graveyard. That’s where all the incredible adventures take place.
  • Ghosts with tragic or disturbed past. If a spirit stays in our realm without proceeding forward, then there must be something that keeps it attached to the ground. Often it’s about vengeance, but there are just as many stories about the ghosts that want to find peace.
  • Randomly moving objects. This happens a lot in ghost escape quests, as it’s a brilliant way to set the mood. Sometimes the furniture moves to scare you, sometimes – to warn or inform you, or even to indicate that you’re doing something right.
  • Retro themes. Up to date, there are just so many sci-fi ghost escape adventures or even new action quests about haunted houses. Modern technology is rarely intimidating. The ghosts seem more comfortable in a room with an old gramophone and a typing machine than in a cabinet with a laptop and a blu-ray player.
  • Jump scares. They are almost unavoidable if we’re talking about quests with haunted houses. Though if you’re actively against it, you can always ask the staff to change the room scenario a bit to make it available to everybody in your team.

We at Quest Factor love haunted escape rooms, and plan on producing more of them one day! As for now, please visit our Dracula quest in Redmond: it is perfect for everyone who loves a good horror!