Jon Cooke, who designed frights for Knott’s Scary Farm, has founded a new immersive-based attraction company called Black Market Escape Rooms, and they’ve produced the nation’s first R-rated Escape Room.
Murder Co, a permanent escape experience in Upland, California, was created by a handful of theme park professionals moonlighting from their day jobs and looking to turn the attraction industry on its head. The high-level adventure features unique entertainment elements and intense scenes of harsh violence, pitfalls, and physicality. Groups of up to 8 people can find themselves trapped in a gory, chaotic race for survival.
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Here’s what to expect if you’re brave enough to venture into Murder Co:
A high-priced, high-society underground black market sports ring enabling voyeuristic individuals to privately witness a live murder take place. Beyond the scant rumors found on the Black Web, not much is known about the enigmatic company. It is only after guests sign-up that the specific details of the ominous Murder Co will be revealed. If you’re still brave enough to make the plunge after signing a waiver, dangerous mystery awaits.
The experience was created by theme park designer Jon Cooke and includes state-of-the-art special effects typically seen inside major theme park attractions. Some of the other professionals Cooke has recruited include artists, technicians and designers who have worked with the Walt Disney Company, Universal Studios, Cedar Fair and the National Football League. Companies on board and supplying a stockpile of surprises are Gantom Lighting and Controls, Immortal Masks, and Ghost Ride Productions.
With a roster like that, expect serious thrills when entering Murder Co. “It’s what I have always wanted to see and do in an immersive attraction,” said Cooke.
Tickets for Murder Co start at $45 and are available now on the company website. The experience takes 1 hour to complete and you must be at least 18 years old to enter.