It's a "literal death trap" — but that's the fun part.
Trying to outrun a serial killer isn’t typically what comes to mind when one thinks about taking a relaxing vacation, but that’s exactly what The Hollow Hotel in London has in store for guests.
According to Metro, The Hollow Hotel will soon welcome guests to come in and reenact how 19th-century serial killer H. H. Holmes murdered his victims. How did he, you ask? In hotel rooms, of course.
The hotel experience, Metro noted, comes complete with difficult labyrinths and traps, so brave guests will have to figure out how to escape every turn.
DifferenceEngine, the theater group putting on this spooky hotel event, explained on its site that The Hollow Hotel will be “an immersive interactive psychological horror that draws inspiration from the historical events surrounding America’s first and most terrifying serial killer – H.H. Holmes – the man whose preferred instrument of murder was a hotel.”
The group added, “If you listen to the whispers in its winding corridors, you might lose yourself as each turn entices you to delve further in; until you can’t turn back.”
While scary, this event should definitely be entertaining. According to Broadway World, differencENGINE is an Off West End-nominated immersive and interactive theater company whose first show, "Heist," was meant to run for a mere three weeks but ran for nine months thanks to its incredible demand.
In that immersive show, guests had to break into a building, interact only through headsets, and attempt to steal a painting without being caught. Since then, the company has gone on to produce a number of popular high-impact events that make guests both the heroes and the villains.
As the group said, starting now they are inviting everyone to come “Uncover the hotels’ intricate histories, dark secrets and hidden agendas – whoever built The Hollow Hotel built a literal death trap; designed just for you.”