ESCAPE ROOM REVIEW – THE QUICK AND DIRTY
Play if… you love The Walking Dead.
Avoid if… you have a fear of hospitals… or zombies… or hospitals with zombies in them.
Laurel’s House of Horror and Escape Rooms:
Address: 935 Fairlawn Ave, Laurel, MD 20707 (click address for Google Map)
Contact and Website: 240-278-4545
The Room – The Rising Horror:
Description (from the company website): “The Rising Dead” is inspired by the hit zombie TV series, with hints of the hospital scene from the first season. This new game is one of our scariest yet, with the added pressure and motivation of a live-actor zombie. Can you get out of the quarantine room into the hospital lab? Bring your friends — you’ll need all the help you can get!
Formerly “Resident Horror”, this escape room experience has re-launched as “The Rising Dead” starting in August. A live actor is part of the experience* (incidental, but not intentional, touching may occur due to unpredictable activities of the dead).
Difficulty (1-10): 3/5 (medium difficulty)
Time Limit: 45 minutes
Identifier: R2 (revamped from Resident Horror)
Party Size: up to 8 people
Staging Area: It’s in an old movie theater that is supposedly haunted, so pretty damn creepy.
Metro Access/Parking: Not metro accessible at all. The theater is in a strip mall so there is plenty of parking.
This is the video we took before we entered the room:
This is the video we took just after we completed the room:
Note: The ERG were given the opportunity to try out this room for free, with the understanding that we would continue to provide an honest review and follow the same process we’ve used on all of our other ratings.
Description of the room: You start off in a hospital room that is connected to a hallway… and another room with a heavy lock on the door.
Understanding of the Mission: Make our way through the hospital, get to the lab, find the medicine, and escape before the zombies get us!
Did We Escape: Yes
Time Remaining: 13 minutes
Our Suggested Party Size: We’d recommend 6 if you all have escape room experience; 8 if you have some newbies or ERVs (Escape Room Virgins) with you.
Did the room challenge the entire team? Yes
Members of our team (other than the ERG): Mark, Eric, Shannon and three of the employees from Laurel’s House of Horror.
Worth the time and money? Yes
Where to Eat/Drink Before/After: It’s in a shopping center in Laurel. Lots of places to eat. We had Five Guys before doing one of the previous rooms.