'The Tension Experience: Ascension' is a Live Horror Show

By: Joey Haar - Oct 3, 2016
References: thetensionexperience & theverge
Just in time for Halloween, 'The Tension Experience: Ascension' is a new theater show that combines the best (or worst, depending on one's opinion about horror entertainment) aspects of haunted houses and escape rooms with the theatricality of a play. The immersive experience leads audiences on a journey through the history of a destructive cult lurking on social media.

The Tension Experience began its run not as a live show, but as an immersive VR experience that gave backstory to the creepy cult from the show. Now, in the real world, the show requires a large space, with a cast of over forty actors. Rather than taking place in a typical theater, the show is being put on in a 45,000 square foot warehouse, painstakingly decorated to tell the terrifying tale.