REPOD S6E5: Halloween Spooktacular Special

“Chris, you’re a monster.”

Join us for spooky trivia games that test your escape room knowledge and scary stories to tell in the dark. Peih-Gee takes over hosting duties from David to present a ghostly and entertaining episode with guests Tommy Honton, and Anne & Chris Lukeman.

Foggy spooky forest at night. Image title says "halloween spooktacular, season 6, ep. 5". The logo of reality escape pod is wearing a purple witch hat. on the left is an image of a bald man with a cartoon cat. There is a man with glasses and a goatee with a voodoo doll on his shoulder. There is an asian woman with glasses holding a blue cocktail. To the right of the logo is a man with glasses, beard and red devil horns. There is a smiling woman with a witches hat.

We learn about things like mummy brown and the origins of Halloween, a unique trick or treating tradition in the midwest, and a video game called Sanity’s Requiem, which gaslit its players into going mad. Play along with us on The Price is Fright, where we guess the number of escape rooms in the world with certain words in the title, such as “zombie” or “asylum.” And you don’t want to miss Chris’ terrifying tale of a group of friends who wander into an escape room and leave haunted with a mystery they’ll never figure out.

This is a special seasonal episode, and we’ll return to our usual format next week. We hope you have fun playing along on our Halloween Spooktacular Special. Happy Hauntings!

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We are immensely grateful to our sponsors this season: Morty App, Buzzshot, and COGS. We truly appreciate your support of our mission to promote and improve the immersive gaming community.


Morty is a free app for discovering, planning, tracking, and reviewing your escape rooms and other immersive social outings.

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COGS by Clockwork Dog is an easy to use software/ hardware platform for running interactive events, including escape rooms, and other immersive experiences. They have plug & play hardware that seamlessly integrates with their software so you can create a show with lighting and sound cues without having to write a single line of code. Map all kinds of inputs to outputs by building up simple logic steps which determine what you want to happen and when.

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Topics Discussed in this Episode

  • [4:02] Peih-Gee hosts Halloween trivia with questions ranging from pumpkin spice to mummy brown.
  • [14:17] Tommy shares a story about a St. Louis trick-or-treating tradition involving jokes.
  • [17:22] Chris and Anne prepared a game called “The Price is Fright” where we guess how many escape rooms in the world, as listed on Morty, contain certain words like “cabin” or “zombie.”
  • [30:30] Peih-Gee hosts her game, “Even Monsters Need Love,” where the guests must guess the monster from their dating profile.
  • [37:11] Tommy tells us about a video game called Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem, which messes with the player’s mind, including making it seem like the volume was changing or there’s a fly on the screen.
  • [40:18] Peih-Gee challenges the guests with her last game “B-Sides,” where they must figure out if the title is an escape room or horror B-movie.
  • [47:05] Chris tells us a terrifying tale about a couple of friends who decided to play an escape room… 
  • [56:09] Anne and Chris tell us about their new escape room and some goodies they have prepared for holiday shoppers.
  • [57:20] Tommy tells us about his new position teaching the art of escape room design to college students. 
  • [1:04:13] Tommy tells us a bonus story about a mysterious door he discovers at his escape room, Stash House.

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Resources Mentioned in this Episode

Guests: Terrified Tommy Honton, Craven Chris Lukeman, and Apparition Anne Lukeman

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