Hollow Studios & Cedar Fair Make 4D VR Experience
Virtual Reality and horror fans alike will be thrilled with Hollow Studios’ announcement. The media production company partnered with Cedar Fair Entertainment to open FEARVR: 5150, a 4D VR horror experience that will be ready for the Halloween 2016 season.
FEARVR: 5150, The Most Realistic Horror Experience
The 4D Virtual Reality experience will debut at three Cedar Fair Entertainment Parks, and each one will have its own version of real-life scare elements, so the FEARVR:5150 will be different in each venue.
- Knott’s Berry Farm, Buena Park, CA (Knott’s Scary Farm),
- Canada’s Wonderland, Ontario, Canada (Halloween Haunt)
- California’s Great America, Santa Clara, CA (Halloween Haunt)
This is the first time for Cedar Fair to host such a realist horror entertainment, the 4D immersive experience will scare the heck out of guests by making them feel trapped inside a real horror movie. They will first be greeted by some threatening nurses at the Meadowbrook Institute, and then become the latest occupants in that shadowy place.
After checking in, the guests turned into patients will be warned of a dangerous, ‘telekinetic’ female inmate that goes by the name of “Katie,” and she has suddenly gone missing (because everything goes wrong in horror movies). But don’t worry, as a patient, you will safely remain strapped to a special wheelchair, scared to death while the entire facility unravels with horrific evil. At some point, you may wish it ends very soon, but you will enjoy it either way.
Top Notch Scary VR Entertainment Made By Experts
The FEARVR: 5150 uses the Oculus powered Samsung Gear VR to deliver a high level production quality that creates a scary mix between reality and the claustrophobic entrapment of VR.
FEARVR: 5150 was produced and presented by Hollow Studios and Cedar Fair as part of a partnership and collaboration between the two companies. The 4D effects and thematic theatrical settings were designed by Jon Cooke from Knott’s Berry Farm and produced by its technicians and artists, while the visual effects, editing, and post effects were made by Hollow Studios.
Ted Dougherty, with 20 years of expertise in both haunted attractions and Halloween theme parks, was in charge of the direction of FEARVR: 5150. The VR media was made by David Love, Hollow Studios’ Chief Creative Executive, and Ted Dougherty.
FEARVR: 5150 was written by Ted Dougherty, Jon Cooke and David Love. Sound design by David Love, Ted Dougherty and Dan Bieranowski from Knott’s Berry Farm. Executive Producers are Brent Barr and Christian Dieckmann of Cedar Fair.