BCR: A Place To Scare - Halloween Haunted House
Hollywood Gothique Says:
As a non-profit fundraiser, BCR: A Place To Scare is limited in production value, but it makes good use of available resources, and the enthusiasm level of the cast compensates for any budgetary deficiency. The haunted house’s 2019 debut showed lots of promise, raising expectations for its return in Halloween 2020.
BCR: A Place to Grow
230 Amherst Drive, Burbank, 91504
2022 Status: On hiatus. The proprietor plans to return next year.
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BCR: A Place To Scare History
BCR: A Place To Scare made its debut in 2020 as a fundraiser benefiting BRC: A Place to Grow, a non-profit organization offering programs for the developmentally disabled. Though obviously mounted on a limited budget, BRC: A Place To Scare exploited its location to great effect, casting BRC’s activity center as a haunted hospital where nurses were overeager to draw blood, perhaps to satisfy the thirst of vampires lurking in the shadows.
The building provided more space than most amateur efforts could afford, and the sense of being in a real place helped immeasurably, aided by eerie lighting and ominous soundscapes that turned innocuous corridors into haunted hallways.
The results were good, raising expectations for how the haunt might grow in the future. After shifting to a drive-through for Halloween 2020, returned to walkthrough haunting for Halloween 2021. The theme, Cursed Creek, was ported over from the previous year with some new and returning scenes. The experience was much improved by proximity between actors and audience, creating an enjoyable Halloween experience.