ESCAPE ROOM REVIEW – THE QUICK AND DIRTY
Play if… you [still] love horror movies.
Avoid if… the Purge made you want to, well, purge, or if you are afraid of the dark.
Laurel’s House of Horrors:
Address: 935 Fairlawn Ave, Laurel, MD 20707 (click address for Google Map)
Contact and Website: 240-278-4545
The Room – Escape the Movies, Revision 3:
Description (from the company website): “Escape the Movies” is all-new in 2017, with revamped puzzles and features. You and a group will experience four distinctive rooms, with iconic scenes from your favorite record-breaking horror films, including Halloween (Michael Myers), Purge, Saw, and The Conjuring 2. Solve intricate puzzles and race the clock to escape. Your limits will be tested in an attempt to truly Escape the Movies… or become our next victims trapped inside the haunted theater!
Difficulty (1-10): not listed
Time Limit: 45 minutes
Cost: $25 per person
Party Size: Up to 8.
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:
Description of the room: The theater didn’t look as creep-tastic as it did last time, but they still do a yearly haunted house.
The rooms were just as well done as they were last year, probably even better this year. The themes were more clear than last year too. Made no mistake about which movie was which. (And no, you don’t need to have seen the movies to get through, which is good.)
Understanding of the Mission: Make your way through the 4 movie themed rooms with (or without, if you’re a dick to the GM) help from the GM. All you need to do is escape. With your life.
Did We Escape: By the skin of our teeth (again)
Time Remaining: 2. Freaking. Seconds. [You’re welcome! ~Jason]
Our Suggested Party Size: 6 was prefect, but there was room for 2 more.
Did the room challenge the entire team? Yes (omg yes…)
Members of our team (other than the ERG): Mark, Katheryn, Eric
Worth the time and money? Yes
Where to Eat/Drink Before/After: We aren’t familiar with Laurel, but there’s a Five Guys 2 blocks away.