I was not sure what to expect but I was ready for the adventure. We are welcomed and all gathered in the main room until a short news report told us what this is about: a girl mysteriously disappeared, the mystery remains despite the extensive search and our help is needed to find her.
Few shouts here and there drag our attention and people scatter in the After Dark space. We discover rooms, nooks and crannies, characters each more creepy than the last and light varies from dark to darker to bring some dramatic effects.
As we stop at each of the stages, we learn a bit more about this girl, she had issues…
One of her friend talks to her psychologist, but professional secrecy obliges we won’t know more except that she had issues too.
You are invited to share your worst fear. Does sharing that fear make you feel lighter? Not really, because in the next room your demon is there, waiting for you, sly, invasive and insistent.
A fight takes place in the next room, bloody and beautifully like a macabre dance but the girl you are searching for is still not there.
Then, out next encounter is a couple arguing and fighting at a table, between salt and pepper. It is where the girl finally reappears as if these people fighting were the origin of her issues. Did we push her there?
A rather thin story, but enough content to bring you from one room to the next. The most important was the atmosphere, the visuals, the sounds, the costumes, everything was there to put you in the mood and give you the thrill.
The use of the confined space in this summer heat and a big turnout contributes to a slightly claustrophobic and oppressive feeling which was a fun and, as promised, immersive experience.