Chapter 2: Elevator Shaft

Chapter 2: Elevator Shaft


You've earned a second chance at freedom, but its slim.

About 3 months ago, Edward hired a man named John Peterson to help him make some "engineering changes" to an elevator shaft on his property. John quickly figured out that these changes he was being asked to make were indeed sinister in nature. When he confronted Edward, he was told that he could not leave until the project was finished or else his wife and daughter would pay the price. 

The project is complete and John is long dead. You've found yourself locked inside the elevator shaft. Will you and your friends be able to follow the steps John put in place for you? Or will you perish under the weight of a 6 ton steel elevator?

This is the highest tech room we have built at The Basement and it delivers a level of realism and intensity that is unmatched in the world of Escape Rooms as it exists today.

Location: The Basement LA

Address: 12909 Foothill Blvd, Sylmar, CA 91342


Parking: Small parking lot in-front

Date Completed: January 20, 2018

Number of Escape Artists: 3

Hint System: Hints provided without asking throughout experience

Result: ESCAPED! - 33 minutes 51 seconds

Creativity: 5+

Difficulty: 4

Immersiveness: 5+

Fun Factor: 5+


Note. For OVERALL means, 1 = WTF?; 2 = Take a gander; 3 = You can book it; 4 = You should book it now; 5 = OMG! You should've booked it yesterday!


  • Recommend 3-4 escape artists

  • 6 escape artists is too much (Suggestion from Allison N.)

  • 45 minute escape room

  • Immersive AF

  • Creative puzzles

  • Room has great ability to make you panic

  • Wear closed toe/water-resistant shoes (Suggestion from Matt N.)

The atmosphere of this escape room was creepy. Our game master, Jordan, was very nice and encouraging. She told us not to be scared as she saw how scared we were. She led us into a small black room with a TV monitor to talk about the story. The sound in that black room was loud and it didn't help that the movie had creepy elements. 

After the video, a door opened into a dark room. The room was fairly small and to have 6 people in there would be pretty packed. We were in an elevator shaft and we needed to escape before the elevator came down on us from above. Don't worry, I touched the elevator bottom and it was made of foam. We good! LOL. The puzzles were clever and creative. Careful reading, looking eveyrwhere as well as the utilization of teamwork are very crucial for this escape room.

Overall, this escape room was a thriller. I have never felt the most stressed out in an escape room BUT it was very fun. I have never seen an escape like this one! 

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