Words and Images by James H. Carter II
The Scream VI Experience in Santa Monica, CA, offers an immersive and entertaining encounter with Ghostface, coupled with an exploration of memorabilia from the entire Scream film series. Located at 1231 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401, this free experience runs from March 4th through the 5th, from 11 am to 9 pm.
Before delving into the experience, it is important to note that this review contains spoilers. Upon entering the venue, guests are transported to an authentic NYC bodega, complete with Easter eggs and hidden references from the Scream films. The attention to detail in the set design is noteworthy and serves as a testament to the creators' dedication to the franchise.
[SPOILER WARNING] One of the highlights of the experience is the subway encounter with Ghostface, which is both surreal and terrifying. The subway station is covered in graffiti tributes to Ghostface, serving as a warning of the scare that awaits guests.
As the experience progresses, guests enter a room filled with screen-used props from the entire film series. The room offers a lot of references to Stab, the film within the film, and serves as a perfect opportunity for guests to appreciate the effort put into the creation of the Scream universe.
The finale of the experience is the hall of Ghostfaces, where guests must navigate through the hall, surrounded by both fake and real Ghostfaces. The experience offers a thrilling rush of adrenaline and keeps guests on their toes until the very end.
While reservations are currently sold out, a standby line is available for those hoping to experience the event. However, it does not guarantee entry.
The attention to detail in the set design, coupled with the thrilling encounters with Ghostface, make for an experience that is sure to leave a lasting impression on its guests. With its clever nods to the iconic horror franchise, this experience is a scream come true for any die-hard Scream fan.