Casting Call

Hollywood Horror Escape Rooms Casting – Sep. 27-Oct. 31 (hours vary)

Genesis Studios is hosting a month of horror movie themed escape rooms – Hollywood Horror Escape Rooms.

We are casting for all roles. The event will begin Sep. 27 and end on Oct. 31. Days & hours of operation are Fridays from 6:30pm-12:30am, Saturdays from 3:30pm-12:30am, Sundays from 3:30pm-11:30pm and special hours on Oct. 30 & 31 are 6:30pm-12:30am.

Actors must live in the Columbia, SC area. We are opening up the casting call to people who aren’t necessarily available for all dates and times or could potentially be backups if an actor gets sick or becomes unexpectedly unavailable. The event will be on Sep. 27, Oct. 4-6, Oct. 11-13, Oct. 18-20, Oct. 25-27 and Oct. 30-31. There will be rehearsals for each escape room so it’s important our actors are local. Each role is paid hourly. Payment will be issued by check the Friday following each weekend. Everyone will need to complete a 1099 for tax purposes.

These are the lead roles available:
– Deranged Female Patient: This will be a victim in the zombie lab. Any race, age 20s-30s. She’ll be the main character. Strapped to a bed–seemingly as just another victim, but over the course of the event, she becomes more and more deranged… as if becoming a zombie. Rate is $20/hr.

– Freddy Krueger-type character: Male, age 25+, Caucasian, average build. This will be an active role creatively scaring participants while they try to solve their way out of the escape room. We need 2 people to play Freddy simultaneously. This will involve wearing a mask and costume for the duration of the hours. Rate is $20/hr.

– “It” clown-type character: Male, age 25+, any race. This will be an active role creatively scaring participants while they try to solve their way out of the escape room. This will involve wearing a mask and costume for the duration of the hours. Rate is $20/hr.

Room Hosts: these roles are used to set the stage for the experiences the participants will encounter. There will be short interactions with the players at the beginning and end of each event as these room hosts get the players into wardrobe and escort the players to their destinations. The rate for room hosts is $15/hr.

– Groundskeeper Room Host: Male, 60 years or older, any race but prefer African American. This will be a suspicious and leery old man who does his best to warn the players of their impending doom. Rate is $15/hr.

– Sanitation Worker Room Host: Male, age 40+, any race. This person will escort the players to a long sewer pipe where they will encounter the “It” clown. Rate is $15/hr.

– Lab Worker Room Host: Female, age 20-28, any race. This is the tour guide at Genesis Life Labs who helps the players to a safe location during a zombie outbreak. Rate is $15/hr.

– Angry Parent Room Host: Male, early 40s-mid 50s, any race. This is a frustrated/angry dad who is tired of his kids not going to sleep – unaware of their fear of the nightmares they’re doomed to have. Rate is $15/hr.

Miscellaneous Roles:
– Production Assistants: Three PAs who will function as movie set liaisons between the production crew and the players. Any gender/race, prefer younger (20s). Must be very friendly and organized. Rate is $15/hr.

– Zombie: We are looking for someone, perhaps missing a limb, who is available to play a zombie scaring escape room participants. The rate for this role is $15/hr.

Submissions should be sent to GenEscapeSC@gmail.com. Please put the role name(s) you’re applying for in the subject of your email. Please include a recent picture (not a headshot) and any relevant acting experience. Auditions in some form (via video or in person) may be required for some roles.