Tour a real life haunted house in Los Angeles

Eric Pfeiffer
The Sideshow

Next week on the Sideshow we will be debuting the first of what will hopefully become a regular video feature on the blog. Today, we'd like to give you a preview of that first episode, a tour of the Blumhouse of Horrors.

The Blumhouse of Horrors was conceived by Jason Blum, producer of the Paranormal Activity films and the upcoming movie, Sinister.

"Blumhouse is passionate about telling scary stories in entirely new ways and we are taking everything we have learned from our film production experience to create a one-of-a-kind Haunted House in downtown L.A.," Blum said.

Blum is no stranger to haunted houses; along with the Paranormal Activity series, he has also produced the 2010 haunted house flick Insidious.

But for this project, Blum turned his attention to a real-world location that many say is itself haunted: The Variety Arts Theater in downtown Los Angeles.

The vaudeville-themed attraction tells the story of the mysterious performer Magii and his dark legacy inside the labyrinth like structure.

Blumhouse opens today and you can take a roughly 40-minute terrifying tour through what is the world's first haunted house created by the minds behind some of today's scariest films. And check back later for our behind-the-scenes look into the making of a real life haunted house.