Upland, California, U.S.A: September 19th, 2018 — BLACK MARKET ESCAPE ROOMS, an immersive-based attraction company, announces the opening of MURDER CO: Hardcore for selected nights during the upcoming Halloween season!

More blood, more gore and intense as f*ck, Murder CO: Hardcore is a limited time complete re-design of our normal immersive horror escape room experience only available during October 2018. New story, new puzzles and a ramped-up experience for groups up to 8 people that are brave enough to become members of our exclusive club.

Returning members will also be able to actually become part of our story with our #SnakeInTheGrass immersive experience at no additional cost. Returning members simply need to mention “Snake in The Grass” to our host upon arrival and their experience will begin. Note: Limit of two “Snake in The Grass” spots available per show”

Murder CO: Hardcore was created by theme park industry veterans Jon Cooke and Ted Dougherty. Quotes about the limited time experience are below.

“Our mission from the initial launch of MurderCO has been to create a highly produced, blood pumping horror experience while maintaining a high “fun factor.” MurderCO: Hardcore is no different however, after high demand guests will no longer be voyeuristic bystanders. Our members will now have to get a little blood on their own hands as they are plunged right into the blood-soaked action and although this is now a more extreme experience it is still high in fun factor. Our members will be screaming from both joy and terror for their entire 60-minute experience.” – Jon Cooke Founder and CEO Black Market Escape Rooms

“By introducing MurderCo Hardcore, we want to give guests the chance of a lifetime by allowing them to dive deeper into the gritty world of MurderCo. Packed with even more gruesome elements, this limited presentation is perfect for repeat fans and a brutal introduction for brave new members. Our visitors’ senses will be bombarded at every turn as they uncover the gushing secrets behind MurderCo Hardcore.” Ted Dougherty Co-Writer & Director

-About Murder CO-

MURDER CO is more than simply solving puzzles, combinations or finding keys to break out of a locked room. The high-level adventure incorporates unique entertainment elements matched with intense scenes of harsh violence, pitfalls and physicality. Groups of up to eight members find themselves trapped in a gore and chaos-filled race for survival.

MURDER CO: A high-priced, high-society underground black-market sports ring enabling voyeuristic individuals to privately witness a live murder take place. Beyond the scant rumors found on the Black Web, not much is known about the enigmatic company. It is only after guest’s sign-up that the specific details of the ominous Murder Co will be revealed. If you’re still brave enough to make the plunge after signing a waiver, dangerous mystery awaits.

Murder CO includes state-of-the-art special effects typically seen inside major theme park attractions. Some of the other professionals Cooke has recruited include artists, technicians and designers who have worked with the Walt Disney Company, Universal Studios, Cedar Fair and the National Football League. Companies on board and supplying a stockpile of surprises are Gantom Lighting and Controls, Immortal Masks and Ghost Ride Productions.

Expect serious thrills as Cooke is no stranger to terrifying people based on his innovative haunted attraction designs for Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor and Knott’s Scary Farm. When conceiving Murder Co, he admits, “It’s what I have always wanted to see and do in an immersive attraction.”


For more information on Murder Co: Hardcore, including tickets, operating hours and directions, visit www.blackmarketescaperooms.com and click on “Book Now”. Selected nights will show as “Murder CO: Hardcore”. You can also connect with us on Facebook (@BlackMarketEscapeRooms), Twitter (@BlackMarker_ER), and Instagram (@BlackMarketEscapeRooms)

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