Our short review of Delusion's 2016 interactive horror play "His Crimson Queen"
Since Delusion first began, there have been many imitators - yet all of them fall short of touching how special this interactive horror play truly is.
Jon Braver's fingerprint is apparent within every aspect of the interactive play making this haunt an inimitable master of its genre. The cast, stunts, audio, plot, and setting are always excellent and executed with admirable precision.
This years act, “His Crimson Queen”, is a really entertaining, hour long, immersive journey.
It was running an hour and a half behind, which became grating since there wasn't much to do while waiting. Considering the amount of attention you get from the talent inside this unexpected delay is understandable. But when you are the last group of the night, like us, the lag could be made more pleasant by having suspenseful entertainment in the waiting area or by offering a small cafe/hang out room similar to the run Delusion did during its 2014 run in West Adams.
Within our group there was a complaint that “His Crimson Queen” was lacking the tension that Braver has become known for and instead focused more soley on the storytelling. An example of this would be the panic one would feel during 2014’s “Lies Within” when the fireplace came to life after you were locked inside a room. However this gripe is minor when you consider how impressive this play is otherwise.
In conclusion Delusion is a must for every Halloween season. You and your friends will likely leave impressed and exhilerated; wondering what the fuck just happened. We are looking forward to going again!
What did you think of it?
- J. Madison
October 04, 2016