DUNGEON TAVERN TO OPEN FOR CHRISTMAS…

Posted in Scareworld Magazine Latest News on November 20, 2015 by AtmosFEAR! Scare Entertainment

Major 360° story telling experience opens 12 December

Pull up a barstool for some raucously funny, chilling and thrilling 360° story telling this December as the London Dungeon Tavern – an all new interactive Victorian bar experience – throws opens its doors.   A major permanent expansion of the famous attraction, The London Dungeon Tavern will transport guests to a vibrant, decadent and decidedly dodgy Victorian pub, putting them right at the heart of the drama as characters weave a web of secrets, scandal and gob-smacking gossip all around them.

After taking a seat, guests will be served up a delicious traditional Dungeon brew of warming beer or lip-smacking non-alcoholic lemon-ale.  Then as the piano belts out the latest music hall tunes, the feisty landlady holds court telling anyone who will listen her tragic life story whilst nearby her henpecked husband has his own tall tale and a raft of bad jokes to share (out of ear-shot of his formidable missus). Round the corner there’s a card game in full swing whilst at the bar rumours abound about the latest Ripper murders and the bootleggers on the streets. With action unfolding in every corner of the authentically recreated tavern, guests will hear, feel, smell, see and truly LIVE the drama – and no two tables will get quite the same experience.

And as it’s Christmas time, guests can expect a sprinkling of Victorian festiveness with decorations and seasonal drinks available at the bar, which will be open throughout the performances*. Customers can also take a bit of the Tavern home with a capsule range of retail items including tankards, aprons and coasters.

The new London Dungeon Tavern provides an exhilarating finale to the London Dungeon experience which brings 1000 years of dark history to life in live action shows set in amazingly themed sets, all laced with special effects and edge of the seat surprises. All this is included in the main ticket price. Additional drinks can be purchased at the bar.

Tickets should be booked in advance to secure the time of your choice and avoid horrible disappointment.   Find out more and book at www.thedungeons.com/london

KRAMPUS CHRISTMAS FOR SCARE KINGDOM SCREAM PARK!

Posted in Scareworld Magazine Latest News on November 20, 2015 by AtmosFEAR! Scare Entertainment

Christmas FestEVIL 2015 – Krampusnight

Krampus-a4-flyer-frontA devilish chill will descend over Scare Kingdom Scream Park this Christmas season as the annual Christmas FestEVIL event returns for its third season, featuring 2 all new scare attractions – ‘Krampusnight’ and ‘Psychomanteum 8 – Oral Intrusion’.

Krampus-a4-flyer-frontLegends of the Alpine folk terror, Krampus, stretch back to Germanic Pagan times. Called by many names, including ‘The Christmas Devil’ and ‘Bartl Beast’, this ancient heathen horror and his legion of winter demons will swarm at Scare Kingdom Scream Park this Yuletide season. Summoned by Eschaton, the Minister of Fear, they bring fear in four dimensions to those who dare enter their haunted lair this Christmastide…

Krampusnight is an interactive 20 minute theatrical horror experience set inside Scare Kingdom Scream Park’s award-winning ‘Manormortis’ scare attraction. It is the perfect alternative Christmas treat for fearless families, thrill-seeking adrenaline junkies and courageous kids.

Krampus-a4-flyer-backFor those guests aged over 18, Psychomanteum – the UK’s sickest attraction, will also open its doors once more, with a new version of the full-contact scare attraction named ‘Oral Intrusion’ (extra charge applies).

Krampus-a4-flyer-backChristmas FestEVIL – Krampusnight will open its doors on Friday 11th and Saturday 12th December 2015, from 6.30pm with last entry at 9.30pm. Tickets for Krampusnight are £13.00 per body if booked in advance at http://www.scarekingdom.com A limited number of tickets will be available on the door at £15.00 per body. A licensed bar will be available.

CARNIVAL OF TERRORS CREEPS INTO THORPE PARK FOR FRIGHT NIGHTS 2015

Posted in Scareworld Magazine Latest News on September 14, 2015 by AtmosFEAR! Scare Entertainment

Roll up! Roll Up! FRIGHT NIGHTS returns to claim its prized title as the nation’s premiere Halloween event and reveals a brand new horror maze experience THE BIG TOP – a carnival brimming with sordid characters including adult babies, clowns, mime artists and a jack-in-the-box.  

NEW for 2015, Guests are invited to join the show as they twist their way through the brand new scare maze set in an abandoned carnival on the island’s Amity Beach.

Prepare for screams at the carnival, experiences include a Fortune Tellers Wagon, a mirror maze brimming with chuckling clowns and mime artists, a creepy fun house, a torture chamber, game stalls with a twist, a circus scare room and the clown’s dressing room.

The Carnival owners, the Figaro Bros, will greet you along your journey. Guests quickly discover this is no longer a place of laughter.  Will they make it through the final encore of the Carnival show?

A second scare experience is due to join the line-up, it will be based on the nation’s top fears and guests will have to escape under timed conditions.

In gruesome collaboration with global horror producer, Lionsgate UK, FRIGHT NIGHTS  also brings award winning scare actor-led horror attractions based on cult classic The Blair Witch Project; the dark My Bloody Valentine, the twisted The Cabin in the Woods and the menacing SAW, already the inspiration for the world’s most terrifying rollercoaster at the Park.

PLUS face thrilling rides in the dark including THE SWARM, the UK’s first winged rollercoaster,  Stealth, one of Europe’s fastest and tallest rollercoasters, Colossus, a ten loop rollercoaster and Nemesis Inferno, a feet-free, legs-dangling coaster experience, as well as SAW – The Ride, all in the dead of night and all included in the Park entry price.

  • Fright Nights Dates: 9, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24 October – 1 November
  • Park opening times: 10am – 10pm, Fright Nights attractions open at 4pm
  • Prices: Adult ticket priced from £25.99 for early bird bookings until 20th September
  • Overnight Experience packages start from £249.00 for two and includes two day Park tickets, complimentary parking and hot buffet breakfast, Free entry after park closing to the brand new mystery attraction – PLUS priority ride access for the first hour of park opening
  • For more information and to book visit com – Pre-book strongly advised
  • Nearest station: Staines (30mins from Waterloo)
  • THORPE PARK, Staines Road, Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 8PN
  • NB: THORPE PARK Fright Nights may be too intense for young children and is not recommended for anyone under the age of 13.  Experiences are subject to availability

ABOUT FRIGHT NIGHTS

Guests can experience THORPE PARK Resort’s famous horror attractions into the night and ride five world-class roller coasters (THE SWARM, Stealth, SAW – The Ride, Nemesis Inferno, Colossus).  Or trick or treat yourself to a VIP package including back-stage horror passes and the scarily-popular Face it Alone experience, returning for its second year at Fright Nights.

FULL FRIGHT NIGHTS SCARE LINE UP

THE BIG TOP – NEW

NEW for 2015, grab your ticket to the greatest scare on Earth as the circus comes to town this October at THORPE PARK Resort’s FRIGHT NIGHTS. Twist your way through this new scare maze set at an abandoned carnival on the island’s Amity Beach. The Figaro Bros Carnival comes back to life to haunt those who dare to trespass.

Start your visit and discover what your future holds at the ancient fortune teller where the tarot cards will reveal your fate as you enter this circus like no other – this is where your journey begins. As you enter the hall of mirrors keep your eyes open but don’t look too closely…there may be others watching. Search quickly to find your way out but beware, the worst is yet to come.

Journey through the carnival’s funhouse, once a place of laughter, now a haunting monument to the twisted revenge of The Figaro Bros become a part of their twisted game to see if you can avoid the same fate as those who have come before you.

To make your ultimate escape, walk along old carnival grounds as you approach THE BIG TOP – the main circus tent where the clown’s dressing room lies. Complete with a life sized Jack in the Box; it is here where you’ll experience your final encore.

Will you escape the Carnival Like No Other? 

Cabin in the Woods: The Maze

Winner Best Halloween Scare Attraction SCARS 2014

Experience a frightening live recreation of this ground-breaking satirical horror film. Visitors will tour the seemingly innocent rustic cabin, within which lies a secret facility that unleashes nightmarishly hideous ‘beings’.  A fully immersive, brilliantly themed maze where visitors can influence the outcome and come face to face with the nightmare and devastation that is, The Cabin In The Woods.

My Bloody Valentine: The Maze

Relive one of the most terrifying films of all time. Ten years after a tragic mining accident in the town of Harmony, Harry Warden awoke from his coma on Valentine’s Day and brutally murdered 22 people with his pickaxe before being killed. Years on, there’s a killer on the loose – has Harry returned? Visitors will find themselves in the horrific hospital ward before having to negotiate their way through the tunnels of an abandoned mine, neglected shacks and a pitch black forest.

The Blair Witch Project: Scare Zone

A previously unused, dark wooded area of THORPE PARK, has now been renamed as ‘Burkittsville Village’ and is the setting for the recreation of this cult black and white movie. This outdoor scare attraction leaves it all to the imagination using the natural surrounds and woodland setting with a new ambient soundtrack to create the ultimate scare walkthrough experience.

SAW Alive: The Maze

Guess who’s coming to play? From the twisted minds that created the world’s most terrifying rollercoaster SAW – The Ride, comes the world’s most extreme live action maze – now with even more evil for 2014! Visitors will come face to face with the sadistic Billy puppet and face his nightmarish games…winding their way through this brilliantly themed multi-roomed maze.

http://www.thorpepark.com

ALTON TOWERS SCAREFEST 2015

Posted in Scareworld Magazine Latest News on September 2, 2015 by AtmosFEAR! Scare Entertainment

Alton Towers Resort unveils hooded maze and extreme horror escape room for Scarefest 2015

The Most terrifying Scarefest ever runs from 17th October-1st November Alton Towers Resort’s annual Scarefest is back for 2015 and will be scarier than ever before with two brand new spine-chilling horror mazes. For the first time ever at Alton Towers Resort, brave blindfolded terror as you enter the chilling new hooded maze – The Haunting of Molly Crowe.

Molly’s house lies empty, but her tormented soul is yet departed. Travel back to Molly’s childhood in this theatrical experience that will heighten the senses as you attempt to cleanse the house of evil spirits. Dare to experience Sub Species: The End Games where you’ll need your wits about you to race for survival from the post-apocalyptic sewer dwelling community. Choose your own path and work your way through the sewer – your decisions will seal your fate as you find yourself alone in a maze that could take you to many different endings.

Also new for 2015 and set in the Sub Species maze, Operation Lockdown is our intense new horror escape exclusively for those wanting to extend their scares into the late evening! With dark confined spaces, this physical and immersive two hour escape room puts you at the heart of your very own horror movie. Strictly for over 18’s who have nerves of steel, the experience combines real life gameplay, extreme performance and hands on interaction where destiny is in your own hands.

Taking place from 17th October – 1st November the two terrifying new mazes add to the spine-tingling selection of Scarefest horror attractions and mazes. Returning for 2015 is the frightening favourite, Terror of the Towers, What Lies Within. Set inside a new route, it will once again reveal its dark and horrifying secret. Also new for this year are two startling scare zones – The Dark Apocalypse where a deadly virus has infected Forbidden Valley and Nox: Infernus in the Dark Forest, where the underworld rises again.

Gill Riley of Alton Towers Resort said; “Our two new mazes are set to make Scarefest more terrifying than ever before for our visitors. We’ll also be unveiling for the first time a horror escape game, Sub Species, for those searching for ultimate scares and with Operation Lockdown, an extreme late night version that is strictly for over 18s, Scarefest is definitely going to be bigger and better for 2015.”

For brave young visitors there’s a chance to learn how to spook with Phil’s Ghoul School then meet up with the famous freaky four for more Halloween excitement with Skelvin’s Spooky Storytime and Patch’s Trick or Treat Party.

With frightening family fun and many spine-chilling attractions open until 9pm, there are lots of Halloween horrors to be enjoyed by everyone, including the chance to experience all the amazing rides and attractions in the dark. Visit http://www.altontowers.com for more information and to book. Save up to 25% on tickets by booking seven days or more in advance. Theme Park tickets are available from £37.80 for adults and £33.30 for children. Prices apply for Scare mazes. Operation Lockdown price starts from £99 per head, 2 hours extreme horror experience for over 18s only. Hotel packages are also available and start from £50 per person per night based on 4 sharing.

http://www.altontowers.com

SCREAMS AT DREAMLAND THIS HALLOWEEN

Posted in Scareworld Magazine Latest News on August 14, 2015 by AtmosFEAR! Scare Entertainment

  • Dreamland Margate announces it’s 2015 Halloween programme of events.
  • Dreamland introduces its first scare festival ‘Screamland’ with principal designers AtmosFEAR! Scare Entertainment, Europe’s biggest supplier of scare attractions.
  • Screamland begins 16th October; tickets go on sale 12.00pm, 11th
  • Screamland events are divided into day and evening activities, daytime for small children and families and evenings for ages 10 and over.
  • Additional Halloween event programme announced, including Rocky Horror Picture Show Singalong and Sink the Pink, Cockles and Muscles, Halloween Special.

This Halloween Dreamland Margate, The UK’s original pleasure park transforms into a world of nightmares as it launches its first ever, major scare festival Screamland.

Dreamland is working with AtmosFear! Scare Entertainment, winners of multiple awards, including the only European attraction to win Excellence in Design award in 2013, to produce an actor lead, theatrical festival of fear.

Eddie Kemsley, CEO of Dreamland says:

The Dreamland programming team, award winners themselves for scare attractions are delighted to be working with AtmosFEAR! Scare Entertainment to bring the first ever scare festival to Dreamland. Their creativity and production values are inspirational and we are confident that by working together, Screamland will become one of the most talked about Halloween scare festivals in the South East of England and worth travelling to Margate for.

Jason Karl, Creative Director of AtmosFear! Scare Entertainment Says:

AtmosFEAR Scare Entertainment are excited to bring the first ever scare festival to Dreamland Margate. For its first year we have pulled together our years of knowledge and technical no-how to create an event like no other. In using the latest technologies and creative processes from advanced special effects to Hollywood produced music, Screamland will be an immersive and theatrical scarefest.

Screamland will run from 16th Oct until Halloween on 31st Oct and as night falls the site will be transformed into an experience of six fully themed interactive and immersive scare attractions, which cleverly play on the history of different elements of Dreamland. From ‘Festinos Forgotten Fun House based on an old style travelling freak show by a crazed show man, echoing the site’s days as Hall By the Sea (prior to becoming Dreamland in 1919) through to ‘The Final Cut which travels back in time to 1950’s horror B movies, all set in Dreamland’s Dark Space under the Dreamland Cinema.

Screamland introduces sideshows with new frightening seaside characters such as ‘Punchinello a twisted version of the original Mr Punch and ‘Ice Scream Man Margate’s darkest and grungiest ice scream vendor.

The theatre of the event will be delivered by over 60 professional actors, trained in the art of scare acting and many of who will be recruited locally in Thanet. Auditions days will be announced shortly.

For our younger guests Screamland offers a less heart racing, family friendly visitor experience during the daytime. ‘Abracamabre will offer a mystifying and magical maze of mirrors, where guests can follow the great Victorian magician ‘The Amazing Mystero’ searching for a rabbit, escaped from his top hat. Taking inspiration from Dreamland’s Menagerie cages, ‘Monstrous Menagerie a zany Victorian Menagerist character will entertain and repel children with his collection of spiders, lizards and bugs.

To compliment Screamland, Dreamland will add to twisted theme with a host of additional Halloween events, such as a Singalong The Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Dreamland Dance Club’s Monster Mash and Sink the Pink’s, Cockles and Muscles, Halloween Special.

http://www.dreamland.co.uk/screamland

 

EDINBURGH DUNGEON GETS READY FOR JACK…

Posted in Scareworld Magazine Latest News on July 10, 2015 by AtmosFEAR! Scare Entertainment

 

Delve into a world of Victorian mystery and intrigue at its most grisly as one of the world’s most infamous serial killers, Jack the Ripper, makes an eerie appearance at The Edinburgh Dungeon this summer.

Fleeing London to prevent capture, is it possible the shadowy figure arrived in Edinburgh to wreak havoc in Fleshmarket Close?

Set for a summer of scary fun, visitors can follow the shadowy trail left by Jack the Ripper and play detective during the gripping tour. Who was Jack? Where did he go? And, where will he strike next … join the search from 3 July 2015 as The Edinburgh Dungeon unravel the mystery of the Market Street murder – before he finds you!

Edward Evans, general manager at The Edinburgh Dungeon, commented: “The killer’s true identity remains unknown to this day and it is believed that he travelled across the country looking for fresh stomping ground.

“With Jack the Ripper on the prowl this summer, we’re inviting ripperologists and amateur sleuths to help uncover the truth, with the latest scoop from the Dungeon’s resident Newspaper Boy.”

‘Where’s Jack’ will run from 3 July to 31 August 2015 with shows running from 10am until close at 5pm and extended opening hours throughout August, catch him while you can! It’s all part of the non-stop action and hilarity delivered by 11 live-actor shows, including The Edinburgh Dungeon’s brand new show, The Green Lady. Now a permanent fixture on the renowned Dungeon tour, the latest tale revisits one of Edinburgh’s more mysterious ghost stories with a tale is rich in haunting drama and spine tingling intrigue.

With state of the art special effects, 360º theatrical sets, two heart stopping rides including an underground boat ride and fascinating storytelling by hero characters, the Dungeon delivers a truly unforgettable 80-minute interactive adventure through 1000 years of Scotland’s darker history. For more information and tickets visit www.thedungeons.com/edinburgh.

JACK ARRIVES AT THE SAN FRANCISCO DUNGEON…

Posted in Scareworld Magazine Latest News on June 8, 2015 by AtmosFEAR! Scare Entertainment

Reviewed for Scareworld Magazine by Topher Adam.

Right in the heart of The Golden Gate City premier tourist destination, lays one of SF’s hidden treasures. The San Francisco Dungeon. Now celebrating their first year, we’re invited underground to see what lurks in her dark underbelly of San Francisco’s dark history.

Greeted by marketing director for Merlin Entertainment Kari Martin with a fun dialog greeting saying, “we hope you have a horrible time,” as we are lead into a darkly lit stair case down into the dungeon. Swinging lanterns flickering light along our decent into a dark room with squeaking rats, creaking wood, and doors rattling with captives begging to be let out. As we queue up, we’re instructed with a few humorous rules and some dungeon no no’s.

Our first guide then escorts us though the locked doors into our first chamber where we’re greeted by a silent and eerie fellow, inviting us to get closer and closer to the stage. As he silently gestures, acting like a mute, he then loudly and suddenly surprises us with a bellowing welcome. Full of character and humor, we’re told about the Bay Area’s dark past and what awaits us on our journey through the dungeons. We’re taken through amazing mazes, down dark creepy simulated mine elevators, set out to get lost in the mines of Sutter Creek’s gold rush greed, and one mysteriously finds themselves in a mirror maze trying to find a way out, while being scared out of your wits with loud amazing audio effects. Walking around labyrinths of dark high production value sets, we are then met on the streets by the gang leader of San Francisco, They may “Know Nothing,” but they sure know how to get some answers from you. Sharing some of the torture tools to get the answers out of you quickly, the Gang leader yells at you to run down the streets as we’re met by a door, that says, “San Francisco Court House.”

The automated door slowly creeks open as the judge stands high on his pulpit ready to consider you guilty, or very guilty, is humorous and very entertaining. He invites several audience participants as they are each tried and with group participation, we all become jurors to their trials. “GUILTY”, he yells as you leave. With all the laughter we are then invited to step in for a drink at Miss Piggott’s Saloon, or “it may be your last,” as she is then taken by the illustrious Jack the Ripper, with a room full of surprises, this is sure to stab you in the back with fear.

Running down Terrific Street to Shanghai Kelly’s Boat ride, he gathers his guest into his boat and takes you down the dark and musty bay, to become shanghai’ed. It’s a short trip, met with some cannon, and gun shots, prepare yourself to ‘not’ stay dry as you are shockingly sprayed with a nice splash or two from crossfire. Shanghai Kelly drops you off in Chinatown’s Plague Street, these streets are hiding more than just infected rats and rotting bodies, the Plague Doctor knows all about the black dearth, but can he save you? There are lots of surprises that will tickle your funny bone in this surgeons theater.

San Francisco’s Alcatraz is your last stop on this thrilling adventure through the SF Dungeons. Here we’re gathered up to step back into time, sitting around this dark and dank holding cell, as the night guard demands you sit back on your bench, with your ankles together and out of her path. She is not joking and you will get the evil eye if you don’t heed her warning. The night guard proceeds to tell us about these prison walls as they have held the most dangerous military fugitives in history. Lights flickering on and off, air moving around the room with silent footsteps passing you by as the lights turn on again and the guard is mysteriously standing in a new spot of the room continuing her story. With sounds appearing from around the room, doors slamming, chains falling to the ground, this ghost story comes to life right before your eyes.

The SF Dungeons is a haunters dream. Not only is the production quality, the special effects, sets, lighting, and sound make this an immersive experience enjoyed by all. A trip through San francisco’s murky past and being scared has never been so much fun. With a minimal cost, you will enjoy this hour-long production. I know I did, I can’t wait to go back, because this haunter wishes Halloween were everyday. The SF Dungeons fulfills that need to scream from time to time throughout the year, open 365 days a year, it’s a must visit while in San Francisco, California.