The Blackout Experiments is a 2016 documentary that examines the immersive horror experience Blackout. The documentary is directed by Rich Fox and had its world premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. It was released by Gravitas Ventures in July 2016 on Video on Demand, Cable on demand, DVD and Blu-Ray, and Starz Network. The documentary received mixed reviews.
The documentary looks at Blackout, an immersive horror experience in which participants willingly take part in a haunted house type event. The scares are tailored to their individual fears, which they relay to the event coordinators prior to fully entering the show. Acts performed on the participants will differ depending on the scares set up by the Blackout staff. Performers are allowed to touch participants, unlike most other fright attractions, and participants are given a safe word if they grow too uncomfortable or scared.