The time has finally come for us to announce the name of our haunt and—drumroll please—the project will be further known as: The Nevermore Haunt, at Old Town, Baltimore.
The Nevermore—which stems from famed Baltimorean Edgar Allen Poe’s iconic 1845 poem “The Raven”—was selected from a long list of Poe-inspired titles. While the name is derived from Poe’s legacy, The Nevermore won’t be a Poe themed haunt.
“The Nevermore” instead refers to the actors and creatures inside the haunt, which were alive once, long ago, but are no longer and never will be again—alas, nevermore.
It also speaks to the fleeting nature of live theater. While a storyline has not been set for the haunt just yet, each visitor’s experience will be unique and adlibbed based on the visitor’s reaction. The story will morph over time as the actors evolve their characters each night so that no performance will happen that same way again.
We’ve done more than just sit around a table throwing names into a pot, though. Construction has continued for the old Kaufman’s Furniture Store space. We’ve built new walls to finish framing the space since gaining power last month, and plumbing has begun this month and should be completed by March.
Next month, we’ll be attending the TransWorld 2016 Halloween & Haunted Attractions Show in St Louis, the largest haunt show in the country, where they actually have classes and seminars where haunt owners and operators sit around and discuss how to scare people better.
While we have some boring administrative stuff to take care of, we plan on brushing up on the latest in haunt technology to make The Nevermore Haunt one of the best haunts in the region.