I Like Scary Movies interactive horror exhibit is art for the Instagram era

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"Look dead. No, more dead." Ars writer in a horror playground inspired by 2017 film adaptation of Stephen King's <em>It</em>.
Enlarge / “Look dead. No, more dead.” Ars writer in a horror playground inspired by 2017 film adaptation of Stephen King’s It.

Horror-movie fans are known for their love of immersive “haunts:” special exhibits of events that pay tribute to their favorite films while letting the fans in on a bit of the scary action. That’s the thinking behind I Like Scary Movies, a pop-up interactive art installation that just opened in Los Angeles.

I Like Scary Movies is the brainchild of “experiential” artist Maximillian Castillo (who goes by Maximillian), well-known for his interactive immersive creations, like a Snakes on Plane installation or a Pirates of the Caribbean walk-through for San Diego Comic-Con. He’s also a horror-movie buff, and the current exhibit—housed in the historic art deco building The Desmond, along Los Angeles’ Miracle Mile—draws inspiration from five films in particular: The Shining, It, A Nightmare on Elm Street,…

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