Variety — “Eli Roth’s Haunted House: Trick-VR-Treat,” from his Crypt TV banner, will take viewers on a Halloween adventure that goes horrifically awry — culminating in a frighteningly immersive haunted house. Written and directed by Roth, the 30-minute, 180-degree VR experience will premiere in Meta’s Horizon Worlds and Meta Quest TV on Friday, Oct. 21, at 6 p.m. PT. If you don’t have a Meta Quest 2 VR headset, the experience also will be available to watch on Crypt TV’s Facebook and Instagram pages.
The “Trick-VR-Treat” was produced by Roth’s Crypt TV, Cream Productions and Light Sail VR. In a Q&A with Meta’s VR team, Roth explained that “once I stopped thinking of this as a ‘short film’ and started thinking of this as an immersive haunted house, it really freed me up to go wild and use every corner of the frame.” In a staircase shot toward the end of the piece, he said, “I’m subtly directing which way you should look, but truly all four quadrants of the frame are being used and each one has a different scare.”