By Jana Monji, AsAmNews Art & Culture Writer
If you’ve attended comic-con or other TV or movie promotional events, you’ll know how they work. If the program hasn’t premiered yet, then it is to give you the feel, the atmosphere of the show or movie. When you see it, you’re likely to have a deja-vu experience. If the show or film has already premiered, then you’ll be rewarded for what you know. So, the more you know about the four movie that Blumhouse Productions premiered this month on Amazon Prime Video–The Lie, Black Box, Evil Eye and Nocturne, the better you’ll understand the Blumhouse Live experience.
This activation works best with Chrome. Some people had problems viewing the image using other browsers or even their cellphones. You will need a cellphone because there’s a code to scan that will get you into a “photo booth.” For the booth, you’ll want to make sure that your background is not too busy. When I took my first photo, I got an error message via text because I had plenty of stuffed animals sitting behind me. Nix that. Have a plain background that has good contrast with you and what you’re wearing for the best results when you take your photo.
After waiting in the DJ room at the bottom, you’ll be allowed to move up when your time begins. Once you’re allowed to wander through the house, you’re looking for clues to find a missing woman, named Erin Templeton, a student at the Lindbergh Academy
You’ll be warned that you can’t trust everyone. You’ll need to have a microphone to talk to the live actors in some of the rooms in order to ask questions or find things. You’ll even get a chance to save a life. As you travel through the different rooms be on the lookout for specific visual queues. You’ll need to collect four symbols in a specific sequence to unlock the door in the attic
The first floor is from Veena Sud’s The Lie. I’m going to guess that you can’t really trust anyone here. The garage is, of course, significant in the movie. You’ll be crafting a cocktail on the first floor and hearing what Tyler has to say about the missing girl. Some of the rooms have the chat feature so you can communicate with the actor or other participants.
On the second floor, you’ll be reminded of the screenwriter Madhuri Shekar’s Evil Eye, and you’ll ask Tía for a tarot card reading.
On the third floor, the theme is Black Box where you’ll meet Dr. Vack for an immersive 360 experience where you, like the protagonist in the film, will be looking for long lost memories.
On the fourth floor, you’ll have access to a few things as you wander through a young girl’s room. The film, Nocturne, is about twin sisters–one talented who will be attending Julliard next year and the other an also-ran who is taking a break year. They are both students at the Lindberg Academy but only one of them is scheduled to be in senior music showcase. The less talented sister finds a notebook that belonged to a musical prodigy who recently committed suicide. In this virtual haunted house, in one room on this floor, you’ll see a dance performance. You can also wandering through the bedroom, where you’ll get access to medical notes and a notebook. Both the notes and notebook have a code that is hard to crack.
The whole event is free, but you must RSVP through Eventbrite. It’s fun and it helps to work with friends. Don’t fret if you don’t figure it out. During the last few minutes, you’ll get extra help in the attic to open that door. The solution to the problem draws on one of the films
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October 16 ~ 5:00PM PT / 8:00PM ET
October 16 ~ 7:30PM PT / 10:30PM ET
October 17 ~ 5:00PM PT / 8:00PM ET
October 17 ~ 7:30PM PT / 10:30PM ET
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