[maxgallery name=”hell-in-the-armory-2014-review”]SPOILER ALERT: Some aspects of the tour are revealed.
They threw prisoner hoods over our heads and forced us to hold an old rope as they guided us to a dingy concrete walled room. With our hoods then abruptly removed, we were taken through a narrow door to another stark low lit chamber. A small spotlight shined dimly on a wooden Saint Andrews Torture Cross in the rear corner. A tall intimidating woman, scantily clad in black leather and holding a bullwhip, entered the dark cell and glanced at us like slaves ready to be sold at an auction. Suddenly, she pulled a girl from our group, tied her against the cross, and proceeded to strip her naked. As we began to question our situation, a man slave came crawling into the room and delighted himself on the innocent screaming girl.
The first interactive scene in Kink.com’s Hell In The Armory satisfied our needs to be psychologically manipulated. We thought that girl was one of us. Who would be next? Are they going to disrobe and humiliate more of us? As we advanced into the different rooms we witnessed naked people being chainsawed, a chanting witch casting spells, irreverent nuns stripping down, wandering mental patients, and spooky mazes. The scenes were an over-the-top dramatic experience providing elaborate costumes and sets, but lacked the teasing and mental torture found in the first act. As thrill seeking adults, we desired less theatrics and more induced feelings of loneliness and vulnerability that would make us call out the safeword “red”. Regardless of our expectations, many first timers would still find the experience intimidating and unnerving enough to justify the $45 admission fee.
The Hell In The Armory is a BDSM inspired haunted house experience through the Armory’s basement underworld. The show runs from October 7th to November 1st. For more information checkout the event’s website.