‘Christian’ haunted house that included depiction of Pulse nightclub scene banned
A haunted house in Chicago has been cancelled and banned for planning to re-enact scenes from the Orlando Pulse nightclub massacre.
The horror house has been described as a “christian interactive experience” that includes 12 rooms of “action-packed, real and jaw-dropping” terror.
The event, called The Room: A journey to Hell, was organised by Tyrone Tappler Productions.
The company put out a call for volunteers to re-create the night that saw 49 people gunned down in June.
Taking to Facebook, Tappler wrote: “Club Pulse, Dancers, Victims, caged people/screamers, extras needed trying to escape a cage! Sounds interesting? Come out this Saturday!”
The 2015 Charleston shooting that happened in South Carolina was also rumoured to be included in the event, as well as a depiction of a botched abortion.
The event was scheduled for October 29th and 30th at an Elementary School in the area but was promptly pulled by the Chicago Public School System.
Michael Passman, a spokesperson for the system said: “The event organisers mischaracterised the true content of the event, and we did not approve any association with the activities the organisers have now advertised.”
Tappler notified guests that the event had been banned, but promised to refund ticket holders.
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Tappler has deleted his Facebook account following the outrage.
Hell houses are popular with evangelical Christians during Halloween. The spooky attractions showcase the “horrors” of modern life and attendees expecting to see depictions of teen sex, drinking, homosexuality—and the consequences.
A number of people have since complained about the event on social media.
One person wrote: “This is absolutely disgusting, and people say “there’s no reason to get offended on Halloween! it’s just a joke!”
“That’s sick and twisted,” another chimed in.
Another summed up the event in one word: “Deplorable.”