Delusion Interactive Theatre has dropped a trailer for its Halloween 2022 production, titled Valley of the Hollows. A follow-up to 2021’s Reaper’s Remorse, the new show is set in 1974, an era noted for a boom in lethal cults. The story casts audience members as deprogrammers who infiltrate a fanatical cult, named The Hollows, after receiving a message from an ex-member whose brother has gone missing. Delusion promises that Valley of Hollows will “delve into an era and theme never before explored, swallowing its guests into [our] most disturbing interactive play to date.”
Delusion returns to the Phillips Mansion in Pomona. In addition to the interactive play, the venue will house a VIP experience on the mansion’s second floor, featuring “Kool-Aid Bar” (think Jonestown) with exclusive spirits and ’70s soundtrack, a “Theatre of Bad Omens” playing horror classics from the era, and “Hell’s Hollow” – which depicts a strange fissure opened by the cultists, through which visitors travel in the dark, using sound and touch to find their way.
Tickets go on sale August 12, For more info, visit enterdelusion.com.
Read the complete official description of Valley of the Hollows below.
POMONA, CA – THE PHILLIPS ESTATE
“Remind me to decline any future invites from Esther Phillips!” Wise words from a former guest of the mysterious Miss Phillips. Rumor has it that she poisoned her guests at an elaborate pretense of a party, forcing them to collect souls in exchange for an antidote. Yet the antidote was no such thing. The two-part poison caused the dead to pile up. Soon after, Miss Phillips disappeared. Yet the mystery surrounding her spreads like a blight.
Since her disappearance over twenty years ago, a cult known as The Hollows has born. Fanatics from around the world have come to the estate, driven by a promise of a gift beyond this life, if only they would die on her grounds.
The cult and its elusive matriarch remain shrouded in mystery. Yet, a lead has emerged. An ex cult member has left you an odd message. Her little brother is missing. She fears he’s been swept into the cult. During her search, she claims to have witnessed a groundskeeper transporting bodies from a local cemetery back to the Phillips Estate.
She pleads for you to meet her at the Estate. Under the cover of fog and darkness, you will infiltrate The Hollows and uncover the truth behind one of the most disturbing cults in American history
PLAY YOUR PART
Guests play the role of Deprogrammers; those meant to help rescue people from the influence of cults. During the 1970’s there was an influx of cults popping up around the United States such as Jonestown, Children of God and The Manson Family. Playing upon this phenomenon, Delusion will delve into an era and theme never before explored, swallowing its guests into its most disturbing interactive play to date.