Serial Killer Speed Dating- Spring Fever Edition

 In this day and age, many have turned to technology to find romance. They look to websites and apps to building a lasting relationship. However, Abel Horwitz (@abelhorwitz, http://abelhorwitz.tumblr.com) has a better idea. He took the idea of speed dating and made it a little bit more interesting- by adding serial killers!

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In what has become quite the successful adventure, Abel has brought back his signature event- Serial Killer Speed Dating (@skspeeddating, http://www.serialkillerspeeddating.com). Part speed dating, part show, part murder mystery- the participants witness a death and then engage in trying to guess which one of the other participants is the killer, all the while speed dating. This time it was a sold out special “Spring Fever” edition of Serial Killer Speed Dating.

I had the opportunity to be a fly on the wall for this event, and was witness to the party. It started as a scream was heard from the bathroom as one of the participants had been attacked and died in a bloody mess in front of everyone. From there, the speed dating began. It was amusing to see how many of the dates began with asking “Are you the killer?” Or “I didn’t do it.” Then the real surprise came as the victim rose from the dead and joined in on the dating. From there, began two hours of smiles, laughs and a fantastic time for all those dates. In the end, it was discovered who the killer was, prizes were passed out, and some even made some real connections.

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Abel, who also acts as host, was in true form as he is always engaging with everyone, while making sure everything runs so smoothly. It really runs like a well oiled machine.

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The entire night went by so fast and flawless, you’re sad when it was over. I want to point out that one thing I observed the most was everyone having such an amazing time. Everyone was laughing and smiling from ear to ear.

With so many impersonal and technological ways to meet people these days, it’s so nice to see people actually meeting up and talking. I think the addition of blood, dead bodies and serial killers just makes it more fun and definitely more interesting.

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All in all, Serial Killer Speed Dating’s Spring Fever edition was an absolute success. You get to go on a series of dates, meet someone, and possibly catch a killer. What doesn’t sound like a good time?! And to Abel’s credit, SKSD has become so popular, a representative from SnapChat came to cover the event, which resulted in SKSD being featured in SnapChat’s Los Angeles Story. You can view their video of SKSD on YouTube at https://youtu.be/WRLAVqAZJoY?t=39s

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I, along with the rest of the All Hallows’ Haunts team, loves and highly recommends Serial Killer Speed Dating. It’s different, unique and fun. You will not be disappointed. And luckily for you, Abel has said to stay tuned and be sure to follow SKSD on Twitter and FACEBOOK as they have some exciting events in the works that will be coming very soon!

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Serial Killer Speed Dating returns this April with Spring Fever!

springfeverOur pal Abel Horwitz (@abelhorwitz, http://abelhorwitz.tumblr.com/) just announced that he is bringing Los Angeles another awesome edition of Serial Killer Speed Dating (@skspeeddating), entitled Serial Killer Speed Dating Spring Fever. “The show just keeps getting better,” says Horwitz, creator of Serial Killer Speed Dating. “After selling out our Valentine’s Day show our killers couldn’t wait to come out and play again.” This is a personal favorite event of the folks here at All Hallows’ Haunts and with its growing popularity and ability to sell out quickly, we wanted to spread the news of this awesome event ASAP!

For those unfamiliar with Serial Killer Speed Dating, It’s an actual speed dating event, in which a participant will go on numerous mini dates over a two hour period. There is a twist however, hidden among all the participants is a killer! You now have to guess which one of the participants is the killer, all while looking for a possible match.

spring1Serial Killer Speed Dating has turned out to be a real hit as it separates itself from both online dating and other speed dating events. “Part of the appeal of speed dating is that you get a face-to-face date,” continues Horwitz. “The twist that it might be a killer sitting across from you gives it just a little bit of spice.”

Serial Killer Speed Dating first appeared at Scare LA in August 2015, and has since been brought back several times over the last few months, each one a success. This is one of those events that really sets its self apart from any other interactive haunt type events. Serial Killer Speed Dating has a very bright, exciting future and we can’t wait to see what it has in store, or the amount of bodies left behind!

spring 2Whether you’re looking for love or testing out your detective skills, this special Spring time edition of Serial Killer Speed Dating, hosted by Horwitz, will be sure to provide a killer evening of excitement. Serial Killer Speed Dating Spring Fever takes place Wednesday April 13th, 2016 from 8pm to 10pm at BarFood LA- 12217 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025.

Tickets are $20 and there is also $10 minimum at the bar. Be sure to use the promo code “SPRING FEVER” for 25% off the ticket price. If you want to come and check out Serial Killer Speed Dating, but wish not to participate, you’re welcome to do so. You will be required to do the $10 minimum at the bar! You can buy tickets and get more info at www.serialkillerspeeddating.com ! This event will sell out, so buy your tickets ASAP!

For more information on Serial Killer Speed Dating, please check out our recent interview S.K.S.D. creator, Abel Horwitz at https://allhallowshaunts.wordpress.com/2016/02/08/exclusive-interview-abel-horwitz-creator-of-serial-killer-speed-dating/

 

Serial Killer Speed Dating Review

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Contributed by Lola Tarantula

Recently, I attended Abel Horowitz’s event, Serial Killer Speed Dating (@skspeeddating, http://www.serialkillerspeeddating.com), for the second time. For those who don’t know how Serial Killer Speed Dating works, here’s the gist. It’s basically regular speed dating, but with a twist. There’s a serial killer thrown into the mix. You have five minutes with each date to get to know them and figure out if they’re a serial killer. Throughout the night victims are killed off one at a time, usually in a dramatic fashion. For example, after only a couple dates, a girl came stumbling out of seemingly nowhere. She was covered in blood. She proceeded to collapse and die in front of a captivated audience. The crowd erupted into applause, obviously enjoying themselves.

If I’m honest, and I am, I enjoyed these theatrical moments better than the actual dating. It’s surreal to see people “dying” in a swanky little Santa Monica bar. The shock on the faces of the other patrons still has me laughing. My personal highlight of the evening came when I became an accomplice in the murder mystery. On my last date, I was given a small glass of blood that I was told to hide. With the blood, came a note informing me to give my date the drink and then scream when he starts choking. I did as I was told, and when the time came I let out a shriek worthy of any scream queen. My date who turned out to be one of the killers fell to the floor in a campy display of death. This signaled the end of the evening. Those who guessed the right killer or killers, were awarded a prize.

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Now, despite my preference for blood over romance, that’s not to say I didn’t have a blast during my dates. It was exciting to get to meet so many people from different walks of life. Between my two experiences with S.K.S.D I met an ice cream maker, a talent manager, a guy into something called “Ecstatic Dance”, and a Meat Loaf impersonator. Almost every single guy I encountered was beyond nice. Most of them were interested in horror on some level. That was nice, because it gave us common ground and a good place to start the conversation. I’m glad I got the opportunity to talk to so many fascinating characters, even if I didn’t meet the serial killer of my dreams.

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Ultimately, Serial Killer Speed Dating is a great event for love seekers and horror fans alike. For many, people outside the horror community seem to perceive their macabre interests as “weird”. This can make dating, and especially speed dating difficult. Serial Killer speed dating offers a haven for the so called freaks. We can date without the fear of judgement. We can be open and relaxed about our interests. So if you’re in the market for romance, some bloodshed, or even just plain old fun, I highly recommend attending the next S.K.S.D event.

For more information on Serial Killer Speed Dating, please check out our recent interview S.K.S.D. creator, Abel Horwitz  (@abelhorwitz, http://abelhorwitz.tumblr.com/), at https://allhallowshaunts.wordpress.com/2016/02/08/exclusive-interview-abel-horwitz-creator-of-serial-killer-speed-dating/