Are you a murder mystery fanatic? Do you subscribe to multiple true crime podcasts and spend your nights bingeing on the latest crime drama serial? Are you constantly scouring the web, looking for your next mysterious fix?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you’re in luck: we discovered your next creepy obsession. And it ships right to your doorstep.
What is Hunt A Killer? Well, it’s a monthly subscription service that presents a complex murder mystery and challenges you to solve it, delivering the pieces to the puzzle directly to your home.
Every month, you receive a box chock-full of creepy clues: perplexing photographs and ciphers, lifelike case files on insane asylum patients—even an ultraviolet flashlight and what we’re pretty sure is a tooth fragment.
Together, these items tell a dark and deadly story. It’s your job to make sense of it all; it’s your job to catch the killer.
We were immediately hooked upon receiving our first two boxes. Each shipment contains a letter, written directly to you. The writer is an institutionalized patient with whom you’ve been put in contact, and is the person who reveals the puzzle, piece by creepy piece.
As one of us read aloud our pen pal’s creepy message—using his best Hannibal Lecter voice, of course—another inspected a mysterious star chart for hidden messages. Opening each box, reading each note, and passing around each clue created the illusion that we were in the midst of a mystery.
And this is far from a lone wolf investigation. There’s an active Hunt A Killer forum and a private dedicated to solving the case. Subscribers swap theories and dissect the meaning behind the items in every box. Is there a code hidden in the pen pal’s most recent letter? Could a strange newspaper clipping point to the location of the murder? We fell down the rabbit hole for hours on end.
A subscription start at $30 month-to-month, $27.50 per month for a six-month prepay, or $25 per month for a 12-month prepay. While most investigations last around four months, the grand mystery never dies. When one storyline wraps up, a new box arrives, and your Lecter-like pen pal introduces you to another dark and creepy tale.
HAK only approves 500 new members per month, so if you’re looking for an insanely addictive, interactive, Sherlock Holmesmeets Silence of the Lambs-style experience, sign up to get your first box now.
Now is your chance to put your skills to the test, and see if you can catch the killer.
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