Nearly 30 years later, their footage was found…
They were not.
The investigators are gone, but the terror is not…
Enter the world of deranged Maxwell Wyczeck, who was believed to have burned to death on October 27, 1963, in the “Big Fire. Police determined the devastating blaze to be “a deliberate action perpetrated by the Fremont’s then-director” (South Pasadena Chronicle).
(In truth, the location did use to house a mortuary. So, beware.)
Now a word from Evil Twin Studios Co-Creator Director John Jesensky:
Now, being a life-long haunt developer, I’ve seen my fair share of strange events. I don’t think much of them—usually—attributing them to nerves or the spooky work atmosphere. So I recently went into a night of promotional filming for the Theatre of Terror with nothing but excitement and eagerness to make a great video for all of you.
I left that night around 1 a.m. after hearing disturbing noises, having the wind knocked out of me, and seeing what appeared to be a young boy standing in the back of a dressing room. Many haunts claim to have paranormal activity within their walls. Never in my life did I expect to be able to level with my audience about real occurrences that I can still picture: burnt into the back of my mind most likely for life.
Theater or Terror
October 19, 24, 25, 26, 31 & November 1, 2
Operating hours: 6:30-11 p.m.
Special “lights on” costume party with food & drinks in the “graveyard” Oct. 18
Fremont Theater, 1000 Fremont Ave., South Pasadena 91030
Tickets for “lights on” party: adults, $50; children, $30
Tickets for true haunt: $10
Purchase tickets at EvinTwinStudios
Editor’s Note: Proceeds from this “haunt” benefits the South Pasadena Arts Council.