The days of just putting up a billboard or running a TV commercial to promote a new TV series are long gone. These days you need to get creative. Think outside the box or in this case inside the room. The escape room to be exact.
‘The Exorcist’ which is premiering on Fox Sept. 23rd. has partnered with Escape Hotel Hollywood for a totally immersive fan experience. The Exorcist escape room!
THR reports The Exorcist Escape Room Experience will take participants through six rooms as previewed below — the church, the priest’s office, the attic, the room of a mysterious and religious woman, the room of a possessed boy as well as a secret room where individuals will be able to take themed photos before moving on to the next part of the game. The 45-minute encounter will culminate in an exorcism occurring, according to Fox, “before their very eyes.”
The increasing level of intensity and effects that occur in each room, the interactions between guests and performers, and the order in which the triggers are discovered will dictate how the experience evolves for each group.
In addition to the fake earthquakes, the experience boasts other special effects like demonic sounds, as well as puzzles and gadgets.
The experience will run from Friday, Sept. 23 through Sunday, Sept. 25 from noon to midnight. Up to 20 guests will be permitted at a time, and complimentary tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis by visiting Escape Hotel Hollywood. (A limited number of walk-in tickets will be available on-site. Guests must check-in 30 minutes before their scheduled game.)
Each guest will also receive a limited-edition Exorcist Escape Room Experience passport during the opening weekend.
This is the latest splashy stunt Fox has rolled out to promote the upcoming series, which centers on a mother (Geena Davis) who enlists the help of two priests, Tomas Ortega (Alfonso Herrera) and Marcus Keane (Ben Daniels), to rid her daughter of possession.
Looks like a cool way to get into the new series but it stinks they only do this in L.A.. They need to do traveling version.
Check out the trailer for the series