"Orpheum Lofts is a thriller/ horror role-playing scenario inspired by Dario Argento’s Three Mothers Trilogy [Suspiria (1977), Inferno (1980) and Mother of Tears (2007)], Polanski’s The Tenant (1976) and Rosemary’s Baby (1968), ’80s and ’90s sitcoms, and romantic comedies. Yes, it’s a strange mix, but it will get weirder… As usual in Red Room adventures, there is no predetermined plot, only suggested ones, and no described scenes; instead, there are many story seeds. Though it was planned for a series of connected stories set in the mid-80s, Orpheum Lofts can easily be turned into a one-shot. The timeline isn’t set in stone either."
What is 'the Opheum? Well, as we look deeper into the introduction there's clues scattered deeper in the adventure; "Though it was planned for a series of connected stories set in the mid-80s, Orpheum Lofts can easily be turned into a one-shot.The timeline isn't set in stone either. Orpheum Lofts opens with the description of a location, the lofts featured in the title.This place has a convoluted history: it started out as a luxurious place for cosmopolitan upper-middle-class people before decaying along with the neighbourhood. Over the years, the lofts have been the stage for multiple homicides and other crimes."
And the Orpheum Lofts fits the rpg history range from Wretched Époque to the Wretchploitation Sixties or Seventies era right into the near future of Wretched New Flesh - Postcards from Avalidad. And this brings up the possibility of using the Orpheum Lofts as an adventure location in all three of these eras. A timeless place whose occult horror invades the world from one era to another again & again. And the Wretched New Flesh - Postcards from Avalidad rpg is perfect run the Orpheum Lofts By Miguel Ribeiro, & Sílvia Clemente as an adventure location that will challenge adventurers of all stripes.
Is the Orpheum Lofts worth getting?! In a word, yes! The Orpheum Lofts design is top drawer and the OSR resources found within makes the playability of this adventure location a must have for the modern occult & supernatural DM who wants to run Giallo adventures with a difference. So where is the Orpheum Lofts available from?!