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    Sign a Waiver to Get Scared Out of Your Pants

    You could just watch a horror flick … but then the actors wouldn’t breathe on you. The Tension Experience: Ascension, an L.A. version of the increasingly popular immersive-theater haunted house, begins with you signing a consent form and having a black bag plunked on your head before entering a spooky warehouse. While Tension abandons some Halloween clichés for sense manipulation, disorientation and panic, its pricey offering — $125 a pop — is just shy of truly hardcore haunts, where bruising and waterboarding are the latest scare tactics.

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