Readers beware, you’re in for a scare. The famous words from R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps is something you need to remember as you’re looking over that forty-page legal contract before you are legally allowed to enter a haunted house so terrifying, that nobody has ever finished it in its entirety. Think of the 21st centuries version of “Escape from Terror Tower.”
Located in Tennessee, McKamey Manor is a haunted house is so horrifying, that participants are required to read and sign a 40-page waiver, create a safe-word, have a doctor’s note confirming you’re of sound mind, and pass a drug test…all before entering. But, the lucky survivor will be paid $20,000.
That’s some serious legal shit and something you’d expect straight out of Bates Motel, American Horror Story, or Black Mirror.
For a contract to be legally enforceable, it must contain a (1) valid offer, (2) acceptance, and (3) consideration, or a bartered-for-exchange.
The offer? Join the experience at McKamey Manor….all for free.
Acceptance? Do you dare read the 40-page waiver and agree to all of its legal requirements? If so, sign it.
Consideration? If you somehow survive at the end, you will limp off with $20,000.
McKamey Manor advertises that it’s “the world’s only true interactive four to seven hour extreme haunt experience.” Yes, you heard us right—talk about Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” film—this is truly something that will make you shit and piss your pants.
The Manor’s owner, Russ McKamey said he has spent over $1 million creating a haunted house where fans can live out their horror flick fantasies—for free. Just bring a bag of dog food for one of McKamey’s five dogs—don’t worry, they aren’t ghosts as you may remember from R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps. Or so we are led to believe.
At this point, we are providing you with a video of the Manor, which we are WARNING YOU, is extremely graphic. In the clips featured online, participants are pushed around, blindfolded, screamed at, and buried in mud. They also appear bruised, bloodied, and utterly petrified. You know, just your average haunted house.
Hence the 40-page legal waiver.
But, if you’re not ready for this demonic and supernatural experience, the only way to end the horrifying experience is to utter “You really don’t want to do this” into the camera. Then, you can attempt to collect what’s left of your soul and dignity…and probably consider some serious therapy after that.
Before guests begin their haunted and soul-grabbing journey, McKamey requires everyone to watch a two-hour film, “And Then There Were None,” which is basically a “torture porn montage” of every contestant who has ever tried to survive the experience between July 2017 and August 2019.
WARNING: GRAPHIC VIDEO BELOW. LEAVE NOW OR FOREVER BE HAUNTED.
If you are able to get through that video with whatever hollow soul you have, here is the remaining list of requirements that must be met:
- Be 21 years old or older, or 18-20 with parental approval
- Completed “Sports Physical” and doctor’s letter stating you are physically and mentally cleared
- Pass a background check provided by McKamey Manor
- Be screened via Facebook, Facetime or phone
- Proof of medical insurance
- Sign a detailed 40-page waiver
- Pass a portable drug test on the day of the show
So, tourists beware, you’re in for a scare.