In Another Room by E3W Productions

A beautiful production from beginning to end and an amazing way for E3W Productions to burst onto the immersive scene.

Experienced: August 26, 2017
Location: Undisclosed
Address: Los Angeles, CA
Price: $60.00
Audience Size: 3
Runtime: 75 minutes
More Information: Instagram

E3W Productions

In Another Room came onto the scene, as many do these days, with an Instagram account. Their account initially focused on case files of “Official Record of Reported Incidents”. At that time no one knew if this was an ARG or a show but the imagery was intriguing. Looking back at their timeline it was brilliantly orchestrated, with at least one photo per day for almost a month, starting on June 13 all the way until tickets went on sale July 10th. After selling out a few days later their Instagram went dark for almost another full month before starting up again the week of their show’s debut.

Based on the videos (and “Paranormal Volunteer” moniker on the ticket) leading up to opening night one would expect the show to be full of ghost hunting through darkened rooms with atmospheric hints of apparitions with randomly closing doors, creaks, wind, sounds, and the like. I was expecting something similar to Knott’s Scary Farm’s Visions “Skeleton Key” room from last year which used an iPad’s camera to augment reality with ghosts that could only be seen on the tablet’s screen.

The show starts out with three audience members checking in at a desk on the porch of a home. We have our picture taken one at a time so the E3W Paranormal Investigation team can make sure we aren’t bringing any negative EMF type auras that would affect the investigation. In the meantime we were to speak to the current owner of the house around the corner of the home.

Michelle looks distraught and starts to tell us about the home. About how she wants nothing to do with it but can’t sell it, how strange things have and continue to happen here, how she has moved far away from here and only came back because E3W was paying her, how she doesn’t know what we’re looking for but hopes we find it here. She mentions renting it out to someone named Wendy Morrow, an investigator investigating the numerous deaths at the house, for only a month or two before she ended up dead. Her intensity and genuine concern literally sent chills down my spine.

She walks us into the home and up a dark staircase giving us some more backstory of the home and her time there. We slowly make our way up and she abruptly tells us that this is as far she’ll go with us and wishes us luck. She tells us to keep walking up the stairs and knock on the door, wishes us luck, and leaves us alone. I’m getting chills just thinking about it. The scene was set so perfectly and it was up to us to muster the courage to continue up those stairs.

After walking up the creaky steps and knocking on the door it abruptly opens up and we are welcomed into an odd, unsettling, tiny room with photos and case files strewn on all walls and even the ceiling if I remember correctly. I noticed the nameplate on the desk as “Wendy Morrow” and immediately knew we were being greeted by a dead woman, the investigator mentioned in the opening act. She frantically tells us about random deaths and causes of deaths occurring in this home.

E3W Productions

This room, or hallway, acts as a centralized hub for the home. It also serves as the hub for the show with 6 doors surrounding it. The majority of the show takes place in the various rooms of the home. Each room represents a different scene, depicting the lives and deaths, of the people Wendy Morrow told us about. The show takes us through different time periods and we are occasionally split up into even smaller groups of 1 or 2 to witness different scenes.

Needless to say this show was excellent. It very much felt like being a part of a full blown horror movie and with only 3 of us in the home the whole time it was extremely intimate. The audience to actor ratio is insane (about 10 actors and 3 audience members) not to mention the people behind the scenes working the music, lights, and set changes (some rooms like the hallway looked completely different when going through them various times). The amount of effort put into the script, set design, and Instagram is all top notch. After going to so many haunts and immersive theater events I rarely get scared but can say there were several times I was scared, startled, or just plain creeped out.

This was a beautiful production from beginning to end and an amazing way for E3W Productions to burst onto the immersive scene. I can’t wait to see what they have in store for us next.