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Friday, October 10, 2014

Kinky Haunted House to Pleasure San Francisco Thrill-Seekers

Posted By on Fri, Oct 10, 2014 at 1:32 PM

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When you really think about it, Halloween and BDSM aren't that much different: There's plenty of role-playing, lots of thrill-seeking, and, to the prudish folks out there, both might resemble a scene from a horror movie (when the lights are turned on). 

Still, if you prefer ball gags to creepy clowns, this Halloween event just might be made for you and yours. Kink.com, the popular San Francisco-based porn studio, is hosting its very first erotic haunted house in the spirit of sex and all things spine-chilling (including sex) this Halloween. An erotic haunted house is precisely what it sounds like a celebration of "Halloween and things that go bump in the night." 

To create the world’s first erotic haunted house, the porn company partnered with legendary San Francisco’s Vau de Vire Society, a subcultural circus "with an eye for the extreme." The event, which takes place in the 100-year-old San Francisco Armory where the company shoots its adult films, will run all month long, which gives you plenty of time to secure a babysitter. 

Of course, the erotic haunted house, aka "Hell in the Armory" won't be as explicit as the company’s very-explicit films. Still, parental guidance is strongly suggested (those are Kink's words, not ours).

“We know that many people find Kink’s films scary, so we wanted to have a little fun with that,” said Andrew Harvill, the producer of the event. “The Armory building itself is actually haunted, so setting up a real haunted house tour using our dungeons and sets was a natural fit. It’s both terrifying and, depending on your kink, arousing.”

Harvill noted that the combination of sexual tension and fear has long been a part of the American culture — especially at Halloween. If you don't believe him, go watch slasher films like Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th. 

“The two emotions, fear and sex, are inextricably linked," he said. "We wanted to play off that and offer people a truly old-school scare in an unexpected setting.”

If you're interested in this type of trick-or-treating, here are the details: Hell in the Armory runs Tuesdays through Saturdays from 7 p.m. to midnight at the San Francisco Armory, 1800 Mission St.  You must be 18 years old to enter. 


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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.

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