HTC And AMC Want To Scare You To Death In Virtual Reality

HTC announced that it will be debuting a brand new VR demo for the Vive this coming weekend. The new experience is a horror game set in the universe of the Paranormal Activity movies, and it coincides with the release of the franchise's fourth installment, Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension. The company said that it will eventually be released as a full game, but moviegoers out for the premier weekend of the film will have the first chance to try out the VR horror experience.

HTC will be on site at 15 select AMC theater locations from October 22-24 running the demonstrations between 5-11 pm each day. HTC said that each AMC location has its own policies, and ticket stubs for the movie may be required to gain access to the game.

“The timing couldn't be better for the reveal of our Paranormal Activity VR Game Demo," said Russell Naftal, Co Managing Partner of Beast MG/VRWERX. “With the Paranormal Activity VR Game Demo, we've created an entirely unmatched horror experience on this amazing new platform. We can't wait for everyone to play the full game this spring!"

Many people found Paranormal Activity to be a truly frightening film. Experiencing that kind of environment in virtual reality must be a truly visceral experience. If you want to try it for yourself, the following theaters (scroll down a bit) will be hosting the demo. The demo is restricted to ages 13 and up, but if you're under 16, a parent or guardian will have to sign a waiver.

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  • netwired
    I believe this is one of the best ways to get more people interested in VR.

    Great job HTC and AMC!
  • Oldbutstillatit
    WTF, most are in California. You'd think Gabe McDuck could take a break swimming in his vault and roll it out to all 50 states or at last the first 48.

  • dark_lord69
    No locations in MN.

    I will say this much though...
    Scary movies don't scare me... but the Sisters vr demo... was on a whole different level.
    You can watch youtube videos of people's reaction to this...

    I can only imagine how intense it would be if the graphics were more realistic and the experience was more immersive.