Happy Halloween! At this time of year between 1988 and 1994, Richard Garriott held what were the most elaborated haunted houses in the world for several nights at his home Britannia Manor 2. Despite no expense being spared on their design, they were available free on a first-come first-served basis and people would queue for days to get a spot.
These weren’t about cheap scares as you might expect but were as much about roleplaying and there was a strong Ultima theme with original storylines for each year. As something a little different for Halloween, I’ve uploaded a video with an hour of footage from one of these (I think it’s 1994). This comes from an old VHS labelled Spookhouse Tapes 1-3 and in combination with it being filmed on a 90’s camcorder at night the quality isn’t the best. It still gives a glimpse into what it would have been like to take part in one of these events as we follow some hapless adventurers on their journey through hell in pursuit of the Avatar.
This is available via Youtube below or you can download the original version in mp4 format [dlprotect file=”BritanniaManorSpookHouse.MP4″]here[/dlprotect]:-