Creep L.A., presented by Just Fix It Productions, welcomes all into the dark-heart of downtown with their fifth installment: HAUS OF CREEP.
Since 2015, Creep L.A. has welcomed over 20,000 creeps through their doors and now through Nov 3rd, Creep L.A. will immerse guests in a bizarre and shocking world where reality and performance art blur together. The roughly 75-minute multi-sensory exhibit brings guests into the world of Creep L.A., a darkly satirical and terrifying send-up of social media-driven culture. With the growing popularity of “grammable museums”, businesses and consumers are devouring art as a commodity. HAUS OF CREEP sets out to remind us that art is alive, and it can’t be restricted to a little square photo without dangerous consequences.
HAUS guests will spend the hour roaming the avant-garde and nightmarish playground of over a dozen installations, witnessing grand and shocking scenes as well as intimate scares. Elaborate lighting and diverse and detailed environments create a surreal world in which guests may find themselves lost— unsure of where reality ends and the show begins. HAUS OF CREEP tells its story with a cast of 20 provocative characters and features a sultry lounge, small dark spaces, shadow plays, deranged puppet shows and innovative analog installations by MEDIA POLLUTION.
We had an opportunity to visit the HAUS OF CREEP this weekend, and can honestly say it’s unlike anything else you’re likely to experience this Halloween season. In the vein of the popular ‘Sleep No More’ production in New York, HAUS OF CREEP is a free-roaming installation where you explore the space on your own and can follow along with and or interact with actors/characters as you choose to or are drawn to, and who will at times approach you and engage with you, sometimes leading you to another room or a more private experience.
We loved the demented art gallery theme, the immersiveness and interactiveness of it all, the playful engagement with the actors, and the unpredictability of the living scenes. The fluid nature of the exhibit means each guest’s experience is unique, and if one were to attend twice, you’d have a unique experience each time. I would advise guests to use the map while inside and to ask the actors/characters to help guide you as well, as there are a few scenes/rooms/exhibits we seem to have missed. At times it felt like we were missing out on something that was happening elsewhere, or that we were out of step with the crowd, and I think asking for guidance from the characters might have been helpful. As a whole though it was a fun and immersive experience, and I’d definitely recommend HAUS OF CREEP for those looking to spice things up and mix up their “normal” spooky season or theater routine with something a bit more playful, edgy, artsy and provocative.
More about HAUS OF CREEP, including ticket information below:
“This year marks our fifth year producing Creep L.A., a project that started out in its infancy as a self-funded production supported by friends and family, to what is now a collection of aberrant theatrical experiences that have hosted over 20,000 guests to date,” said Justin Fix, Founder of Creep L.A. and Just Fix It Productions. “Moving forward, we are excited to bring a myriad of new experiences throughout the year to Los Angeles and beyond.”
HAUS OF CREEP is directed by Justin Fix, written by Daniel Montgomery and choreographed by Stephanie Turek. Creep L.A. has been a high-end, buzz-worthy Los Angeles Halloween staple for the past five years, with fans like Will Smith, Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Olivia Wilde, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen. HAUS OF CREEP is housed at the ROW DTLA, encompassing a 5,000 square foot gallery space in the historic downtown Arts District. The twisted 21+ experience will feature four shows a night with up to 50 guests per performance. Upon arrival, guests will enter a CREEP lounge where they can enjoy a selection of beer and wine throughout their stay at the HAUS OF CREEP. Proceeds from sales in the CREEP lounge will benefit Beautify Earth, a nonprofit putting an end to blighted walls and fixtures by empowering artists, encouraging social responsibility, and instilling community pride in impoverished or neglected communities, streets, walls and fixtures.
HAUS OF CREEP will run from September 13th through November 3rd on all weekends with some weeknights available.
Tickets are $69. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. with shows beginning every 90 minutes.
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