Never one to take no for an answer, Jason Egan has excelled over the years by making the impossible achievable for events, venues, businesses, entertainers and more. Determination and a talent for developing, launching, sustaining, and repairing businesses have made Egan a rare commodity. As one of the leading creators of interactive haunted attractions, immersive escape experiences, and live events in the world, Egan is responsible for millions of scares throughout his horror career. A native of Omaha, Nebraska, Egan relocated to Southern Nevada in 2001.
At the young age of 23, Egan negotiated a deal with MGM Resorts to launch his haunted attraction – Fright Dome at Circus Circus inside of the 250,000 square foot indoor theme park. He grew Fright Dome into one of the top Halloween attractions in the world–ranked top 5 haunted attraction in the nation by USA Today, and #2 haunted attraction in the nation by Travel Channel. Fright Dome ran for 15 years and in 2014 he brought Fright Dome to Hong Kong.
Much of Egan’s achievements over the years derive from partnerships with the best in each industry. A key ingredient to his success is identifying like minds that share his aspirations, goals, and business morale. Partnerships for his events have garnered him close ties with industry giants including Lionsgate, Twisted Pictures, Compass Films, Fortress Features, Warner Bros, and more. He was the Executive Producer of the feature films, “Bloodsucking Bastards” starring Pedro Pascal, and “The Neighbor” starring Josh Stewart and Bill Engvall. He has also partnered with “Halloween,” “Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” “The Collector,” “Friday the 13th,” “My Bloody Valentine,” and many more to create attractions based on their movies. In 2012, Egan partnered with the late George A. Romero to build “Ward of the Dead”, the only haunted attraction that Romero ever worked on.
In 2016, Egan teamed up with the video game mastermind behind “Five Nights At Freddy’s” to create the world’s first interactive theme park attraction based on the game.
In 2017, he partnered with global content leader and Hollywood studio Lionsgate to bring to life the world’s first immersive escape experience themed after the blockbuster SAW films, one of the highest grossing horror franchises of all time. The Official SAW Escape in Las Vegas is one of the largest and most immersive escape experiences in the world, ranking #1 escape room in the nation by USA Today. In 2020, he opened Fright Ride, the first ever socially distanced haunted attraction where guests rode on electric carts through a 75,000 square foot venue. In 2021, he launched Escape Blair Witch, based on another Lionsgate favorite, The Blair Witch Project.
Most recently, Egan joined forces with Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment to bring fans the newest immersive escape experience, Escape IT, inspired by one of the most horrifying film franchises of all time, “IT,” launching in Las Vegas early 2023.