ESCAPE ROOM REVIEW – THE QUICK AND DIRTY
Play if… you enjoy horror, children, and horror movies with children in them.
Avoid if… you don’t like kids, dislike being scared, or have any sort of mental illness.
Address: 44920 Valley Central Way, Unit 106, Lancaster, CA 93536 (click address for Google Map)
Contact and Website: 661-547-8602
Room – Voices:
Description (from the company website): Thirty years ago, the Richardsons moved into this house only to be driven away by pure evil. Upon putting boxes in the attic, the Richardsons’ daughter Evilyn, stumbled across a beautiful doll. In the weeks following their move into the new home, the family started being terrorized by a spirit trapped in the doll. But little Evilyn refused to be parted from it. Fed up, her parents decided to do away with the doll, but soon realized they had made a grave mistake.
One night the Richardsons went into their daughter’s room to say good night and found her dead at her vanity. In shock and – as they cradled the lifeless body of their daughter – they heard a distant voice whispering “I told you not to throw me away.” They ran from the house leaving everything behind and never returned.
You and your team will have to summon all your courage to rid the house of the evil that has held it for the last three decades. But the task won’t be easy. You need to find the spirit’s name to chase it from the house, but you have to work quick. When the spirit gets bored or thinks you may be getting too close to revealing its name, you may not be able to leave the house. You may join Evilyn and be trapped for the next 30 years. (ERG note: edited for case, grammar and punctuation).
Difficulty (1-10): N/A
Time Limit: 60 minutes
Cost: $25 (Use code ERG10 for 10% off your booking)
Party Size: Up to 10
Staging Area: Small area with counter and several chairs.
Metro Access/Parking: This location is in a shopping center, but this was my first visit to CA so I drove everywhere.
This is the video we took before we entered the room:
This is the video we took just after we completed the room:
Note: The ERG were given the opportunity to try out this room for free, with the understanding that we would continue to provide an honest review and follow the same process we’ve used on all of our other ratings.
Description of the room: You start off in the Richardsons’ living room (tv, lamps, couch, coffee table, etc.) and have to make your way through a locked door to Evilyn’s room. That’s where it gets weird…
Understanding of the Mission: Figure out who the spirit really is and why she’s haunting the house. Then, of course, get out, unless you want to remain trapped for eternity with her.
Did We Escape: Yes
Time Remaining: 10 minutes even
Our Suggested Party Size: I would say 4-6 is fine. While 10 will by no means be cramped, some of you may get bored.
Did the room challenge the entire team? It was only me (Jason), so yeah.
Members of our team (other than the ERG): Just Jason. (I did not take a picture at this room. Totally forgot because I was talking with Greg for a while.)
Worth the time and money? Yes. Absolutely.
Where to Eat/Drink Before/After:
- The Thai Restaurant – Little hole in the wall that was quiet and had good food.