Grown-ups at Halloween want something more than trick or treating or dressing up in ironic costumes. What happens when the Halloween parties grow a tad predictable? Enter the McKarney Manor.
Located in San Diego, this half-million dollar production offers visitors more than just a simple fright. It pushes them to the brink of nervous breakdowns. Just watch the intro video. As Oddity Central points out:
The participants were tied up, gagged, their heads were forced into cages with snakes, and they were force-fed horrid stuff like rotten eggs. They screamed begged to be let out, but the horror just wouldn’t stop.
Russ McKamey and his girlfriend Carol Schultz dreamnt up the house of horrors. McKarney explains:
You want to see true fear? You put live spiders crawling on somebody’s face, and the tears are just flowing down their eyes in silence. It’s like you’re watching a silent movie. It really is like watching somebody live their own horror movie right there, six inches in front of their face.
And it’s not ghouls and goblins jumping out saying ‘Boo!’. It features truly disturbing and torturous techniques including: waterboarding, strangulation and asphyxiation, having a working drill and assault and battery by multiple guys. Just watch this ex-Marine mentally give out:
The experience can last 4 to 7 hours, but no one has ever made it through to the end. Maybe the best part? It’s free.
So if you find yourself looking for something to do this Halloween, you know where to go. McKarney Manor.