SUMMERTOWN, Tenn. (WFLA) – You really do not want that. Everybody has to say this after missing a tour of McKamey Manor.
Russ McKamey owns and operates the most terrible haunted house experience in America – one that you can not attend until you take a two-hour visit. Long video, signing a 40-page disclaimer, creating a safe word, passing a physical and more.
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In Netflix's "Haunters: Art of the Scare" and in a sequel to "Dark Tourist," McKamey Manor is an attraction that must have been seen.
The horror house in Summertown, Tennessee is so extreme that no one has successfully completed this experience. And yet Russ says his new spook show "Desolation" is his most extreme yet.
"No one ever made it to the start clock with this new show," Russ told news channel 8, "With the new mental game, it's much more difficult. And that's why no-one has started the clock yet. "
YOU REALLY DO NOT DO THIS.
You think you have what it takes to visit the Manor House? If you do that, it costs only a bag of dog food – Russ has five dogs And when you complete the tour, Russ will give you $ 20,000.
Why should not you do that?
It's not as easy as just a bag of dog food, as you've probably already collected it on the website of the manor house lists seven things to do before the tour can begin.
- 21 years or older or 18-20 years with parental consent
- A background check provided by McKamey Manor.
- About Facebook Proof of health insurance.
- Sign a detailed 40-page waiver of the show
It Also gives a two-hour movie that Russ has to watch before visiting the mansion. The video "And Then There Were None" is a collection of all participants who have tried to visit McKamey Manor between July 2017 and August 2019.
The video is basically a montage of people leaving the tour expressing the sentence: "You really do not want to do that.
When it comes to the actual tour, Russ has a list of warnings and rules that you must follow:
Intense audio, lighting, extremely bad Visibility, lightning and fog effects, humid and wet conditions, physically demanding environments, close contact with creatures (they could be touched), very real and graphic horror scenes.
Smoking, drinking, eating, running or touching props and / or actors is prohibited. McKamey Manor reserves the right to refuse admission to anyone for any reason. The guest voluntarily assumes all risks / dangers associated with participating in this event.
WHO IS RUSS MCKAMEY?
The Russ you meet outside McKamey Manor is not the Russian you would expect. He says he was never drunk, never smoked a cigarette, never drank a cup of coffee, did not take illegal drugs and did not smoke marijuana.
"I am a very heterosexual, conservative type, but here I run this crazy haunted house that people think is a torture factory, a fetish factory. All these things are not, but people believe that they are based on the films I made. "
Russ films every tour with his video camera. He then publishes the results on his Youtube page.
Russ says he does not curse and do not allow a curse during spooky tours. If you do that, and many obviously can not help themselves, they'll deduct money from your potential prize money of $ 20,000.
" I've put well over a million dollars into the thing, "Russ said," and of course, I do not ask for any money. A bag of dog food is the starting price. Which is crazy. I am not a very good businessman. "
You might think Russ's favorite horror genre is the" saw "or" hostel. "" The more blood the better. "That's not the case, Russ appreciates the classics.
" My favorite genre It's more like Alfred Hitchcock, 1950s dizziness, rear window, birds, psycho, the man who knew too much, "North for Northwest," he said, "because that's what the mansion really is. It is a mental game. I am really against her. "
Russ is so good at what he does. but not really happened.
Russ not only films every show for entertainment purposes; he does it to protect himself in court.
"You will be surprised over the years, as many people have claimed that something happened to them inside," he said. "And I have to go back and show who needs to see it, the raw and unedited footage, and say, here, here's the full show."
How is Russ so good at making makeup? believe? He says hypnosis is a great tool.
"If I use hypnosis, I can put you in a kitten's basin with a few inches of water and tell you there's a big white shark and you'll think there's a shark in there," he said. "And if you have that power over people and let them see and do things that they should see, then they can go out here and think that it really happened, and they will go to the authorities and say: & # 39; Oh, anyway, & # 39; and I have to come back and show the footage and say, & # 39; it did not go that way at all. & # 39;
"It saved me a thousand times."
Over the years, Russ has tapped the fears of all the people who have come through the mansion. He says that he deals with each show with the individual anxiety of each individual, so it's never the same show.
Russ says a common fear that people share is water soot here. I will stay behind.