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Dark Lake: Interactive Horror Experience - Review

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by Stacey Canavan (subscribe)
I'm a 29 year old female Senior Reporter for Weekend Notes. I Graduated from A Bachelor of Journalism at The University of South Australia in 2013 & completed my Diploma in Photography
Hunted The Interactive Horror Experience presents ''Dark Lake', an interactive horror experience playing in Adelaide from January 28th until February 6th with an extra show on February 21st. The experience is held at a secret location that is only given to ticket-holders before they attend. Each group of 4-6 people enters the location 10 minutes apart and are in the experience for 30-40 minutes depending on how quickly the group moves through.

Not suitable for audiences under 15 this experience is not for the faint-hearted, although its not slasher-movie scary its definitely a unique experience. The story is based on a girl called Elise who is inviting guests to join her at her birthday party.

Elise's party is in Dark Lake and on the way to meeting her guests will see some strange things happen there: people go missing; people go there after dark, then come out strange and changed; and guests will meet some characters that will ask them to do certain things for them and others that it's best to avoid.

The actors play their characters well, keeping the audience on their toes until the very end of the story. Sometimes guests were laughing more than scared, because it's easier to hide the fear that way. Don't walk into this experience expecting to be terrified because you'll leave disappointed. Guests should walk in not knowing what to expect.

More like Edgar Allen Poe than a gory slasher flick the story unfolds before your eyes as you move further into Dark Lake. Just like Allen Poe slowly describes the presence of The Raven:

"And the Raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting
On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door; ...
And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor, Shall be lifted—nevermore!"

we have the same gradual story progress from the characters we meet and an ending not quite expected.

Be prepared to do exactly as the characters tell you, because it's important to keep them happy in order to continue your journey. Be ready to run, sit, squat, think and choose a path for your group to take. Hold on to that flashlight as it's your only protection. Overall, this is an interesting experience and it's great to have a show in Adelaide that doesn't come during The Adelaide Fringe and Mad March.

February 21st, from 7:30pm at a secret city venue to be advised to ticket holders only

Adults $39, Concession $35, Group Discount $32 (6 or more)

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Why? Horror Experience
When: February 21st
Where: Adelaide, Mystery Location
Cost: Adults $39, Concession $35, Group Discount $32 (6 or more)
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Did it last Sunday in Adelaide 11.50 pm ,shows where running late up to half hour we all had work Monday morning Anyway great concept , loved the outfits especially the hunter.The location could have been thought out better as we all watched the groups before us from the other side of the Torrens while they screamed and run Secondly was way to short for price
by Simon (score: 0|2) 1650 days ago
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