Best room/best scare....SO FAR!!
About 4 years ago I built a room to look like a crypt. When the group enters the room they walk into a seemingly empty room about 8ft x 10ft, all black walls, with just a strobe light pointed at them from the oposit end. Most groups were usually wondering what was going on cause they just entered an empty room, not even a prop or character in it. From hereing some of them talk, they were alittle dissapointed that nothing was done with the room.
Just then as they get locked in the room, the strobe light goes out. And now in the total darkness, all the walls around the room begin to lower to the ground. You can here a screaching from the pulleys in the cieling turning and thats it. As the walls drop as many and 7 characters lean out of there tombs, which were previously hidden. The group at this point still is clueless to what is going on around them. Just then as the walls reach the floor, some stage lighting comes on lighting up the set and I $^&* you not, all HELL would break loose.
When this group of I believe 3 teenage girls entered the room, one right after the other, hanging on to eachother, they walked in and turned to the right and just stared at one of the walls not knowing what to do. Eventually the lights go out. Us characters could here them talking to themselves wondering what was going on and how nervous they were.
After about 15-20 seconds (the time it took to lower the walls) the lights came on and with a character inches from the leading girls face, she screamed like hell and darted to her left for safety only to find another group of charaters reaching out at her. She and the girls clinging to her continued the rotation to the left searching for relief, but........another wall gone and characters there for the attack. After the girls making a complete counterclockwise rotation in I swear less than a second they all fell to the floor in total panic.
It was intense as hell being there part of it. And it was so funny going back and watching my recording on my TV!! That room was like that nearly all night long, everynight we were open. FUN....FUN....FUN....room to do.
Time after time people would leave they room talking about how great a scare it was. Lot of great comments!