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Serial-killer inspired ‘Horror Hotel’ opens in London

The Hollow Hotel in Bermondsey London promises a psychological horror experience in its grand reopening.

We have to admit, we love horror and this is some of the most exciting news we’ve heard all week.

If you share our feelings, you will be even more excited to know that the experience, which is like an escape room, was inspired by real-life American serial killer H. H. Holmes.

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During the late 1800s, Holmes confessed to 27 murders but it is rumoured that he killed as many as 200.

The Hollow Hotel was built at the Biscuit Factory in Bermondsey and was created by interactive theatre company DifferencEngine.

According to Lonely Planet, organisers say it is the “first events of its kind that fuses both immersive theatre with the mechanics of escape room games.”

In the experience, guests are initially welcomed to the bar and reception but are quickly taken to their private suites.

The experience can last up to an hour and a half and the production is for those aged 18 and above in groups of two to six.

Visitors are able to control how their night runs, with seven scenarios that depend on how they interact with different objects and characters.

Jon Cooper, co-founder at DifferencEngine told Lonely Planet: “There are a number of scare attractions and full-blown horror shows at the moment.”

“We wanted to make a production which was psychologically horrifying, a show that would change the way you saw hotels permanently.”

The experience will run from April 17 to June 17 with tickets starting at $65.

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