SCARE KINGDOM SCREAM PARK GEARS UP TO UNLOCK ITS GATES FOR 2014

Posted in AtmosFEAR! Scare Entertainment Blog, Scare Kingdom Scream Park on September 22, 2014 by AtmosFEAR! Scare Entertainment

LANCASHIRE’S NUMBER ONE SCREAM PARK PUTS A NEW FACE ON FEAR FOR 2014!

This Halloween season Scare Kingdom Scream Park returns for its sixth consecutive year, totally re-imagined, and with a fear-filled slate of six attractions and experiences for fearless families, thrill-seeking adrenaline junkies and courageous kids.

2014 will be the sixth year of operation for the unique Lancashire ‘scream park’, which entertains thousands of guests every year and also hosts the world’s first overnight fright-filled camping experience, Horror Camp LIVE! www.horrorcamplive.co.uk, during the summer months, plus seasonal scare events at Christmas and Valentines.

The North West’s top Halloween destination, voted one of the UK’s Top Scream Parks in 2013, offers guests a unique and seriously twisted journey combining live scareactors, special effects and heart-pumping thrills, across six all-new scare attractions and experiences.

Following major investment in 2013 with the addition of the UK’s newest permanent scare attraction ‘Manormortis’, representing a £250,000.00 investment for the park, Scare Kingdom was voted ‘UK Top Scream Park’ by leading UK attraction site ‘Terror Attractions’.  Manormortis was also presented with the acclaimed scare attraction ‘Excellence in Design’ award – the first time in history for an attraction in Europe.

In 2013, the now world-infamous Psychomanteum attraction was unlocked for the first time.  The extreme ‘full contact’ scare experience achieved worldwide notoriety and was officially named ‘The UK’s Sickest Attraction’ by The Sun.  Available only to guests aged 18 plus, this unique attraction is not included in the general admission, but is available to those who wish to experience it.  Psychomanteum returns once again this year, and is taking fear to an entirely new level, never before seen outside of America.

Our one-price admission, gives entry to the main 5 attractions:

THE OUBLIETTE

Guests will get banged up inside The Oubliette, for an appointment with the Minister of Fear and a Scare Kingdom style welcome to the park.

THE CLONEFIELDS

Take a snaking trek in total darkness, where The Slenderman’s faceless minions fester among the corn-less husks in The Clonefields.

HELLCATRAZ

It’s dog eat dog, as you’re processed into the world’s most infamous penitentiary, Hellcatraz, chaotic and unique black and white nightmare…

MANORMORTIS COVENSTEAD

Visit the house that should never have been built, and won’t stay dead as the vengeful sorceress Tituba, and The Sisters of The Black Flame weave a web of dark magic over the manse, luring unwary mortals into Manormortis Covenstead where darkness falls.

HUMAN ZOO

Break into the secret vault of the monstrous psycho-genius Volka Schlachten, and crawl through the trap infested abomination known as the Human Zoo.

STREET THEATRE, LICENSED BAR & SICK SOUVENIRS

Meet Big King Dickie, the ‘Shake-scare-ean’ King, along with the sinister spirit medium Penny Dreadful, and her creator – the ghost writer William Strange.  Recover in our licensed Brouhaha Bar, and take home a sick souvenir framed photograph or key-ring from our Scare Booth so you never forget your visit.

Those who dare, can also endure the UK’s sickest attraction re-imagined in Psychomanteum: Deeper Treatment (additional charge), a personal sensory-deprived psychosexual scare experience set in an all-new seriously twisted correctional facility, alone…

Jason Karl, Creative Director for AtmosFEAR! Scare Entertainment, who creatively produce the park said “we have spent the last 6 months thinking ‘outside the coffin’ to make sure that 2014 is our scariest season yet.  With our brand new Manormortis attraction, and our infamous and unique Psychomanteum, guests in 2014 are in for a shocking and terrifying journey – the perfect celebration of Halloween!”

Scare Kingdom Scream Park is located at Hawkshaw Farm Park, the home of Mrs. Dowson’s Ice Cream, minutes from the M6 junction 31 on the A59 near Preston and Blackburn in Lancashire, UK.  It is open on selected nights between October 4th and November 8th 2014 inclusive. Advance booking essential.

FACE the FEAR – book your tickets at www.scarekingdom.com 

NOTES TO EDITORS

Members of the press are invited to the Press Night on Friday, October 10th, between 6.00pm and 9.00pm, and should contact Gemma Bend or Nathaniel Cassidy by emailing press@3manfactory.co.uk or by calling 01772 508128 to confirm attendance.

OPENING TIMES

Scare Kingdom Scream Park will be open on selected evenings between Saturday October 4th and Saturday November 8th 2014 inclusive.

TICKET PRICES & INFORMATION

Tickets are available via the website at http://www.scarekingdom.com or via Ticketweb on 08444 77 1000 and range from £14.50 – £18.00 per body per night.  A discount per body is available by registering on the website.

Tickets, excluding discounts, can also be purchased on the door at the discretion of the park.

LOCATION

Scare Kingdom Scream Park is located at Hawkshaw Farm Park, Longsight Road, Clayton-le-Dale, Ribble Valley, Blackburn, Lancashire.  BB2 7JA, United Kingdom.  It is situated off the M6, on the A49, Preston to Clitheroe route, and on-site free parking is available.

WEBSITE

www.scarekingdom.com

CONTACT

Press representatives requiring further information, images, competitions, and interviews, or to confirm attendance at the Press Night should contact Gemma Bend or Nathaniel Cassidy via email press@3manfactory.co.uk or calling 01772 508128.

ATMOSFEAR! SCARE ENTERTAINMENT CONSULTING ON ‘HOUSE OF HALLOWEEN – KENT’ AT DICKEN’S WORLD

Posted in AtmosFEAR! Scare Entertainment Blog on August 29, 2014 by AtmosFEAR! Scare Entertainment

AtmosFEAR! Scare Entertainment are the creative consultants for Dickens World’s Halloween event ‘House of Halloween’.  The event is being staged by Shock Nation, with creative consultancy from AtmosFEAR! Scare Entertainment.

A full website will launch next week at http://www.houseofhalloweenkent.com

FIFTH SEASON OF FEAR FOR ‘THE HALLOWEEN ADVENTURE SCREAM PARK’

Posted in AtmosFEAR! Scare Entertainment Blog on August 29, 2014 by AtmosFEAR! Scare Entertainment

AtmosFEAR! Scare Entertainment will produce three new family scare entertainment attractions at Stockeld Park in Wetherby, Yorkshire, as ‘The Halloween Adventure’ returns for it’s fifth year.

Take a walk through HEX in the Hollows, where the witches have been left ‘hanging’…  Face true maze terror inside DEAD End, and become alienated from your friends as you walk, alone, through ALIENation.

Full details can be found at www.thehalloweenadventure.co.uk

ATMOSFEAR! SCARE ENTERTAINMENT TO PRODUCE ATTRACTIONS FOR ‘WICKSCREAM PARK’ 2014

Posted in AtmosFEAR! Scare Entertainment Blog on August 29, 2014 by AtmosFEAR! Scare Entertainment

AtmosFEAR! Scare Entertainment will be producing two scare entertainment experiences at Wicksteed Park in Northamptonshire this coming Halloween season, on a variety of dates throughout October.

The park will be temporarily re-branded as ‘WickSCREAM Park’ for the event, which will feature two scare attraction experiences.

PANIC STATION – End of the Line

Across the Northamptonshire valleys. tales of a mysterious phantom train which travels between the worlds of the living and the dead, echo across the tracks of time.  Local legend has it that this ‘ghost train’ collects recently deceased souls that were unscheduled to leave this world, and embarks on a journey to deliver them to their final resting place…

Dare you cross the tracks of life and death, as you board the infamous express train, which will take you to your final destination – the Panic Station?

Panic Station is a spooky theatrical experience which takes place on board a travelling train, and takes passengers into the depths of an eerie arboretum, where the phantoms linger, awaiting the unwary.  It is a family experience designed with everyone in mind, including mild elements of darkness and surprise combined with live performers.

The experience takes place primarily in the open air, so guests should dress accordingly.

CIRQUE SAVAGE – Funhouse of Fears

The notorious travelling showman, Lazarus Savage, has arrived at Wicksteed Park with his infamous troupe of freaks in tow, and is offering foolhardy punters the chance to witness the sites and sounds within his Cirque Savage.

Dare you step inside the creepy freakshow, a once glamorous spectacle of oddities?  Do not linger too long, or you may become one of Lazarus’ new ‘acquisitions’!

Cirque Savage is an impact based scare attraction experience which takes place inside an old cinema building.  It is an experience designed for those seeking a thrilling scare and includes elements of horror, gore, darkness and surprise combined with theatrical settings, lighting, sound and live scareactors.

Full information can be found at http://www.wicksteedpark.co.uk

THE ALL-NEW SCAREWORLD MAGAZINE – Issue 9 – OUT NOW!

Posted in AtmosFEAR! Scare Entertainment Blog, Scareworld on August 26, 2014 by AtmosFEAR! Scare Entertainment

Get yourself a dose of devilish news, reviews and features as Scareworld Magazine publishes the long-awaited ninth issue!

Complete with a brand-new look and design layout, Scareworld is Europe’s only printed media publication covering the world of scare attractions and scare entertainment.

Online editions can be downloaded FREE of charge, while hard-copy editions can be purchased and sent directly to your home via the website at http://www.scareworld.co.uk

ATMOSFEAR! SCARE ENTERTAINMENT PRESENT A SCARY SLATE OF ATTRACTIONS FOR 2014…

Posted in AtmosFEAR! Scare Entertainment Blog, Scare Kingdom Scream Park, Scareworld on July 31, 2014 by AtmosFEAR! Scare Entertainment

AtmosFEAR! Scare Entertainment – Europe’s biggest supplier and producer of scare entertainment attractions announces a raft of unique experiences and attractions for the remainder of 2014 and the beginning of 2015!

PWE21407022017.pwe53ce2f28034e77.28817428In July 2014, we worked with Freeman UK, to design and produce all live performer elements for their Labyrinth of Invention time-travel adventure through history, which was hosted at The Farnborough Air Show, and featured characters from fact and fiction to whisk guests back in time to witness the origins of aviation.  AtmosFEAR! Scare Entertainment designed 10 different characters including a comedic duo of Munitionettes named ‘Vera & Marsha’, the pioneering aviation designer ‘Samuel Franklin Cody’, Concorde hostess and host ‘Pam and Barney’ and even ‘Zion’ – a time-travelling Space Flight Ambassador from the year 2014!  Watch the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHvg6rTnUeQ&list=UUPivfqxqXptPCrrx8j9NMKQ

In August 2014 we are producing all live performer elements for an overnight horror game Dusk Till Dawn III.  This is the third year AtmosFEAR! Scare Entertainment have worked for Lancashire County Council to produce live elements for an immersive overnight horror experience set in a post-apocalyptic world ruled by an unforgiving President.  More information at http://new.lancashire.gov.uk/news/details.aspx?Id=PR14/0315

From June to September, Horror Camp LIVE!, the world’s first horror camping experience, returns for its third season.  Totally re-imagined, this latest version of the experience includes all new dares, 365 degree immersive sets and characters.  For full details and to book tickets for this 13 hour overnight scare entertainment experience visit www.horrorcamplive.co.uk

Opening in July, the brand-new Mystery Mansion adventure attraction aimed at children under 10 years old, and their families, opens at Mrs Dowson’s Farm Park in Lancashire.  This unique visitor attraction takes place in a magical manor house and invites guests to take part in an interactive and educational ‘treasure hunt’ through mysterious rooms and passageways, while a zany Professor and bumbling Butler act as guides.  You can find full details at http://www.mrsdowsons.co.uk/mystery-mansion

Scream School – the scareactor training programme, continues to teach the skills of scareacting to members of the public wishing to work in the scare entertainment industry, the next public course is at the end of August.  To book tickets and for more information visit http://www.screamschool.co.uk

Scare Kingdom Scream Park returns throughout October and November with 6 all new scare attractions and experiences.  Get banged up inside The Oubliette for an appointment with the Minister of Fear. Take a snaking trek in total darkness, where The Slenderman’s faceless minions fester among the corn-less husks in The Clonefields.  In Hellcatraz it is dog eat dog, as guests are processed into the world’s most infamous penitentiary, a chaotic and unique black and white nightmare. The journey continues with a visit to the house that should never have been built and won’t stay dead, as the vengeful sorceress Tituba and The Sisters of The Black Flame weave a web of dark magic over the manse, luring unwary mortals into Manormortis Covenstead where darkness falls. Guest will then be forced to break into the secret vault of the monstrous psycho-genius Volka Schlachten, and crawl through the trap infested abomination known as the Human Zoo.  Finally, Big King Dickie, the ‘Shake-scare-ean’ King, along with the sinister spirit medium Penny Dreadful, and her creator – the ghost writer William Strange allow guests to recover in our licensed Brouhaha Bar, and take home a sick souvenir, framed photograph or key-ring from our Scare Booth so they never forget their visit.  Those who dare can also endure Psychomanteum: Deeper Treatment – for an additional charge – a personal sensory-deprived psychosexual scare experience set in an all-new seriously twisted correctional facility that guests face alone.  Scare Kingdom Scream Park is located at Hawkshaw Farm Park, minutes from the M6 junction 31 on the A59 near Preston and Blackburn in Lancashire, UK. It is open on selected nights between October 4th and November 8th 2014 inclusive.  Advance booking essential.  To book tickets and for more information visit www.scarekingdom.com and watch out for our competition ‘The Worst Night of Your Life’ to spend the night inside Manormortis – coming soon!

The Halloween Adventure Scream Park will unlock its gates once again, for the fifth season as we produce three new scare entertainment experiences for daring families.  Take a walk through HEX in the Hollows, where the witches have been left ‘hanging’…  Face true maze terror inside DEAD End, and become alienated from your friends as you walk, alone, through ALIENation.  Full details can be found at www.thehalloweenadventure.co.uk

Panic-StationFor the first time, Wicksteed Park in Northamptonshire will be ramping up the fear-factor as it becomes WickSCREAM Park for the Halloween season!  Notorious travelling showman, Lazarus Savage, has arrived at WickSCREAM Park with his infamous troupe of freaks in tow, and is offering foolhardy punters a chance to witness sights and sounds they won’t forget any time soon… Dare you step inside the decrepit Cirque Savage, a once glamorous spectacle of oddities?  Across the Northamptonshire valleys, tales of a phantom train that travels between the world of the living and the dead, have echoed across the tracks of time. Legend states that this ‘ghost train’ collects recently deceased souls that were unscheduled to leave this world, and embarks on a journey to deliver them to their final resting place.  Dare you cross the tracks of life and death as you board the infamous express train, to your final destination – the Panic Station?  Full details can be found at www.wicksteedpark.co.uk

SW-2014Scareworld Magazine, Europe’s first and only scare entertainment publication has been re-branded for its fourth birthday.  Re-launched with a new look and design, it can be read FREE of charge at www.scareworld.co.uk where hard copies can also be ordered.

Labirinto Lisboa, Portugal’s most extreme scare attraction will re-open in late November 2014.  The attraction opened for the first time in June, but closed temporarily a short time later, after a fire in a nearby building caused damage.  Full details can be found at www.labirintolisboa.com

10382439_10152635958724258_8658639758296275984_nScare Kingdom Scream Park’s Christmas FestEVIL will return for 2014 on 11th, 12th and 13th December as A Christmas SCAREol opens at Manormortis, and Psychomanteum V: Santa’s Sack offers guests the chance to witness the fifth incarnation of this now world-famous haunt.  Details can be found at www.scarekingdom.com from November.

For 2015, Scare Kingdom Scream Park’s L’aMortis will return on 12th 13th and 14th February with Necromance – a zombie themed experience in total darkness, and Spring SCREAMing! Is guaranteed to make you howl with fear in late spring.  Horror Camp LIVE! is also confirmed to return for a fourth season in 2015, with dates from May to September to be released shortly.  Details will be at www.scarekingdom.com in due course.

HORROR CAMP LIVE! SEASON THREE REVIEW…

Posted in AtmosFEAR! Scare Entertainment Blog on July 31, 2014 by AtmosFEAR! Scare Entertainment

Sleeping bag?  Check!

Torch?  Check!

Nerves of steel?  Erm…

So, it was time for my annual journey to the infamous Horror Camp Live in Lancashire.  A self-confessed veteran, paying a visit to be terrified at least twice annually since 2012, the AtmosFEAR! team always seem to have something new up their sleeves to keep me on my toes, so I would never be particularly smug about returning.

The events of 2013 broached a rather near-the-knuckle introduction of sexual content to the element of fun and scares, particularly with the debut of Psychomanteum at Scare Kingdom Scream Park in October; a sexual aversion therapy clinic for the depraved!  Taking this sort of risk can always swing both ways (no pun intended!), so it was reassuring to hear that this creation had been met with inquisitive controversy, and was unofficially awarded the title of ‘the UK’s sickest attraction’ by The Sun newspaper.

Reverting to a tamer version of Horror Camp for 2014 was never really going to happen, so I needed to prepare myself for a journey into the unknown!

Despite the familiarity I have with the venue, it was all-change for the camp this year, with a brand new screening room/base and a different camping ground site.  Character-wise, some of the old favourites are still in existence­­––namely the old hag, Dybuk, and her pussy (which is starting to look like it really has been dug up!), Abe Cleaver, the farmer with a fetish or two and a serious attitude problem, and, may I say, a rather sexier Incesta Cleaver; Abe’s sister-wife.  Between them, these characters carry the show along nicely, with just the right amount of humour, smut and fear.  Dare you take a trip to the toilet, campers?

In particular, I have to praise the aforementioned screening room; now situated in a rather dark but glamorous ballroom.  Wow.  Forming part of the amazingly-structured Manormortis (an attraction in itself which has to be seen to be believed), the attention to detail is beautiful­­––not a word I’d ever imagine myself using for a horror experience.  Larger in size, let’s just say it offers more floor space for performances to take place!

Horror Camp Live Flyer FrontAs with previous years, whilst viewing a movie, the evening begins to play out before your very eyes.  After some lovely food, things turn a bit more menacing, in keeping with the sun going down and the darkness enveloping the camp grounds.

I was pleased that the main format is still very much task-based, although I can honestly report that the missions this year are somewhat messier than previously.  A few assignments draw you into the walls of the Psychomanteum clinic, and if you like to sit pretty and have your dignity remaining intact, you’re in for a shocking surprise.  Pretty much up for anything, even I had to blush on occasion, although with my face covered in “bodily substances”, no-one would really be able to tell!  Encountering characters such as Femflesh and Dr Killian Goodkind, the less terrifying option really is just to do as you are told and pray for restoration of your self-respect and decency later!

Of course, no Horror Camp Live experience would be complete without some form of sensory disturbance.  This normally involves a hood or a blindfold here and there and never disappoints!  There’s also an opportunity to have an up close and personal encounter with Automata; a sinister, clockwork automaton with the brain and heart of a human.  Remaining eerily silent, this freakishly weird creation of the chilling Lockjaw––terror mastermind extraordinaire and the guy who puts the ‘Horror’ into the ‘Camp’––ensures that actions really do speak louder than words!

Muscling in on the discomfort and underlying need to scrub yourself clean is the delightful Phoofa.  Unceremoniously unleashed from the clinic, she remains a fan of a phallic-shaped object and likes to stay close at every given opportunity.

Along with the chained and overfed Fatila and the alluring Jezebel (aka Jizzy Bell) and her bush, the actors are, as always, on the money with their comic timing and scares-a-plenty.  The production and scenery are seamless and, year on year, Horror Camp lives up to its ability to do exactly what you expect it to.  It lures you in, chews you up and then spits you out!

Following an eventful night in the tiny tent and a recovery breakfast, I left the next morning.

Knots in my hair?  Check!

Slightly battered?  Check!

Somewhat stained?  Check!

Dignity reinstated?  I’ll get back to you!

Horror Camp LIVE! season three will run throughout 2014, dates, prices and full details can be found at http://www.horrorcamplive.co.uk 10529508_10152924650801102_1799695715_n

 

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