MULTI-AWARD WINNING SCREAM PARK – SCARE KINGDOM – RETURNS FOR 2015 SEASON

Posted in AtmosFEAR! Scare Entertainment Blog, Scare Kingdom Scream Park on July 22, 2015 by AtmosFEAR! Scare Entertainment

 

7th season, 7 attractions, 7 Deadly Sins…

Multi-award winning Top Rated UK Scream Park Scare Kingdom Scream Park has officially launched it’s 2015 Halloween season, promising guests a thrilling seven attractions to celebrate their seventh season of scare.

Fresh off the back of two major award wins, the park, which was recently awarded Best Halloween Attraction/Multi Event Attraction at the industry wide Scar Awards, hopes to continue it’s stellar run with another sell-out season of screams in Lancashire. The flagship event sees guests put through their paces throughout October with seven brand new terror attractions inspired by the 7 deadly sins, pride, envy, sloth, greed, wrath, gluttony and lust.

Jason Karl, Chief Creative Executive for Scare Kingdom Scream Park, said “Every year we unleash new attractions that play into different fears and this year we’re letting demons free within the park to offer guests something completely different to our previous offerings. Eschaton, The Minister of Fear, has a manifesto to destroy to humanity and ‘fear’ is his weapon – our 7 attractions represent the 7 sins and only the bravest shall survive!”

The park have teased at the storyline they promise will thrill visitors this October with the release of the parks official trailer. Showing the parks previous icon characters meeting with the star of this year’s show, Eschaton, viewers are given the chance to get a glimpse of him before gates open this October.

This years offerings will take guests on a unique Halloween journey…

Infiltrate The Sanctum for an appointment with Eschaton, and a Scare Kingdom Scream Park style welcome to the park.  Brace yourself as you stand in the noxious darkness, where The Minister of Fear takes PRIDE in manipulating you like a puppet on a string.

 

Break into The Hole for an unauthorised urban exploration inside the abandoned Morigate Gaol.

Follow in the footsteps of an intrepid lost explorer, as you navigate through the winding corridors of the old forbidden jailhouse.  But be on guard, as the condemned continue to linger in the forgotten cells, fuelled by ENVY, they seek vengeance for their incarceration, which stretches beyond the grave…

 

The house that should never have been built, and won’t stay dead, is alive once again.  Say your prayers in the priory of St Belphegor, a religious sect housed in the old Haxenghast mansion, where the sinister sisters are paying penance for their earthly sins.

Forgetting the commandments of their God, and wrapped up in SLOTH, the recalcitrant incumbents invite you to join their secret mass, trapped in an insidious monastic nightmare.

“For Satan finds some mischief still, for idle hands to do…”

 

Deep in Captain Vernort’s mind, is a mysterious cabinet of curiosities.  An obscure collection of the strange and the sinister, the secret treasures of an obsessive menagerist; but what appears to be a curiosity, a spectacle of wonders, conceals a darker, more malign intent.

Will you admire the legacy of the Captain’s GREED or will he have you running like clockwork?

 

Fall from grace into the demon’s lair.  Witness an orgy of devilish decadence; watch the live birth of Satan’s spawn; smell the rotten stench of Glutton, and face the WRATH of Satan himself, as you descend into a bloody and sickening journey into hell.

Hell really is on Earth…

 

After a calculated nuclear explosion, you have been exposed to a high level of radioactivity.

Incarceration in GLUTTONY Corp’s testing facility is mandatory, in which you will undergo an intensive scientific evaluation.  You must prove that you are unaffected; which will entitle you to a position in society’s alternative future.

Will you escape?

 

Since 1913 the Psychomanteum clinic, led by the twisted Doctor Killian Goodkind, has purified the depraved with its unique treatments.

Reconcile your sins, your LUST, your depravity, and gain absolution through the Sacrament of Penance…

The UK’s sickest attraction, a psychosexual full-contact scare experience, returns for 2015.

Psychomanteum admits in-patients aged 18+ only. Additional charge applies.

Psychomanteum: Full Confession, a personal, sensory-deprived psychosexual scare entertainment experience. Now infamous for it’s boundary pushing content, the optional seventh attraction is not for the faint hearted.

Additional to the attractions, the park boasts Queenie and Gigglemaw, the pestilent progenitor and sinister clown that wander the park, weaving between the attractions and the guests, in search of fresh meat. The fully licenced Brouhaha Bar, offers the perfect place to recover and pick up a souvenir, where refreshments, framed photos and key-rings are available.

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.

Open on selected nights between October 3rd and November 7th inclusive.  Visit www.scarekingdom.com

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SIXTH SEASON OF SCARES AT THE HALLOWEEN ADVENTURE SCREAM PARK

Posted in AtmosFEAR! Scare Entertainment Blog on July 16, 2015 by AtmosFEAR! Scare Entertainment

The Halloween Adventure Scream Park will unlock its gates once again, for the sixth season as we produce three new scare entertainment experiences for daring families.

Meet the Freaks in the Forest, where Baltus Savage, the infamous carny showman, has set up his famed Carnival of Shadows in the woodland glades near Stockeld Park.  On the run from the law, and the insurgent townsfolk, his monstrous new exhibit has been freed, feasting on those who dare visit his twisted sideshow…

Three feuding hillbilly families set up their utopian hamlet on the site of the old hedge maze, but their vision was distorted, and soon only the Hump family prevailed.  Turning to cannibalism and crime, only a few family members survive, each spurned by society, and ravenous for their next meal in Moonshine Massacre.

In the catacombs beneath Dr Van Der Blood’s Gaunt Hill Asylum, lies a twisted trap in which the most dangerous inmates are housed.  Now the asylum is long gone, but The Cage still survives, and houses Van Der Blood’s laboratory.  But his latest experiment in human cell mutation has gone badly wrong, and he desperately needs new test subjects if his vile work is to continue in The Cage: Mutation.

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

ATMOSFEAR! SCARE ENTERTAINMENT DESIGN & PRODUCE LABIRINTO LISBOA IN PORTUGAL

Posted in AtmosFEAR! Scare Entertainment Blog on June 26, 2015 by AtmosFEAR! Scare Entertainment

Deep in the heart of historic Lisbon, an ancient evil has awoken; a permanent home for the hellish horrors of the capital’s haunted past…

BRINGING FEAR TO A NEW AUDIENCE

In the summer of 2012, AtmosFEAR! Scare Entertainment won a successful tender to develop, design and produce Portugal’s only permanent scare attraction.  The vision of our client, LBTE Entertainment, the attraction would be the first of its type in Portugal, capitalising on the huge tourism and native audiences who, following a feasibility study, were screaming out for an attraction which would both scare and entertain.

The creative team behind the project are no strangers to creating permanent scare attractions, having produced ‘The House of Fear’ in Greece, ‘The Sunken Village of the Damned’ in Cornwall, and ‘Manormortis’ in Lancashire, UK.

Following a site meeting in Lisbon, the initial idea for the attraction was to place it over two floors in a former car showroom, with an elaborate facade that would hint at the atmosphere of the environment inside the building.  Following closely the brief from the client, the development phase dictated that the attraction should be based on legends and lore of the capital city and its surrounding areas, but combined with plenty of artistic license to ensure the experience was dramatic and ultimately, frightening.

With a clear directive to design an experience which was scareactor driven, and not reliant on static animations or animatronics, a period of research and development was undertaken to select the very best stories, legends, and factual historical occurrences which would lend themselves to a horrific interpretation inside the attraction.  With more than enough source material to bring the attraction to life, a total of 10 separate narratives drawn from both fact and fiction were selected for story development, imagineering and further consideration.

With a series of unconnected scenarios, which crossed various time periods and geographic locations, the challenge to present the attraction with thematic continuity posed various problems with the design.  The answer was to present each environment with interconnecting ‘transition’ areas, to allow guests to seamlessly navigate from one environment to another without any obvious jolt in the architectural and thematic narrative.

Mixing historical fact with legendary tales presented its own questions; how do you ensure guests engage with scenarios based on fact and fiction within the same experience?  The answer was to present the experience ‘out of time’, in other words to place them in an environment where a simple narrative would explain that they were connected together and collectively cast into the abyss (Hell) for their dark deeds.  Whether these characters were in fact ‘historic’ or ‘legendary’ made no difference, as each would be presented in the same fashion, engineering guests to accept what they were presented with, and not question the ultimate validity of each ‘story’ implemented.  Ultimately the collective experience of ‘horror’ would become the focus, and primary memory of their journey, and not the individual story elements presented.

UNIQUELY DIFFERENT

Early on in the project, it was suggested by the creative team that the experience should perhaps incorporate some unique element which would ensure the attraction would stand apart from any other attractions guests might have seen.  To this end, the concept of separating one guest from the others was developed, and eventually became ‘The Oubliette’ – a singular experience in which the room itself ‘hugs’ the guest within.  With only one member of each group experiencing this element, it would encourage repeat visits, maintain an element of mystery, and ensure an interesting talking point.  This is a unique feature which, to our knowledge, has not been presented in any other scare attraction in the world.

Following 12 months of development, it was decided that the planned car showroom venue was not large enough to fully present the experience at its best, and subsequently a different, larger, venue housed the attraction, now named ‘Labirinto Lisboa’ (Lisbon’s Labyrinth).

This new space was presented over one floor, and thus required a complete re-work of the planned layout, so it was back to the drawing board to re-interpret the environments and stories which had been developed by the creative team for the new space.

It was decided that in order to engage guests with the narrative, but present an ultimately ‘jumpy’ experience, dialogue would be heavy at the beginning and end of the experience, with less emphasis on this throughout the rest of the experience.  In order to take guests on an ‘emotional rollercoaster’ we added a heavily theatrical scene midway, and a comedic skit towards the end, therefore taking guests through elements which were intended to shock, revolt, scare and even make them laugh at certain points.  The goal being to make them permanently ‘on edge’; never able to predict what might be coming next.

With the emphasis on live performance, the addition of multiple ‘scareactor ratruns’ and impact hatches, means that each performer is able to impact on the guests multiple times, giving the perception of many more live performers than are actually present.

AN EXPERIENCE TO DIE FOR

Beginning with a historical scenario, guests enter a wood-pannelled Courtroom where ‘Cardinal Henry’, the Grand Inquisitor, condemns them to Hell, proclaiming that they must make their way through the terrors of Portugal’s dark past, until they ultimately meet the Undead King Sebastian, where they will be judged and one soul retained for eternity (and placed in The Oubliette).  The scene is based on the historical inquisition and the Cardinal is a real character from the history books.

After passing through a corridor, guests emerge in a mossy courtyard, and move around a blood-soaked wellway, where ‘Occulta’, a thief from an old Portuguese folk-tale, emerges and rips his face from his skull, providing the first revulsion scare.

Passing through a series of hanging body bags, guests find themselves in ‘The Ossuary’, an elaborate set comprised completely of skulls and bones, recreating the Chapel of Bones in the city of Évora. Overhead a cobweb covered bone chandelier, held by two skeletons, provide flickering candlelight to illuminate the scene, while guests must navigate around two tombs on which open coffins can been seen.  One of these contains a live performer, while the other presents a dummy of the same appearance.  These elements are not fixed, and it is therefore possible to alter which coffin contains the live actor based ‘scare’ and the dummy.

Next up is the Claustrophobia effect, which presses against guests as they move from The Ossuary into a ‘Trunnel’ (a triangular corridor) and emerge into The Sanatorium.  This theatrical break from impact scares presents an historic location in Portugal – ‘The Serra da Estrela Sanatorium’, where the macabre ‘Dr Malum’ (only one L as in latin Malum – Evil is mid-autopsy on his latest corpse.  After learning something of the horrors of Tuberculosis and its devastating effect on the human body, guests move into ‘The Haunted Hallway’ where digital effects bring portraits eerily to life as they scream and snarl as guests move past them.

The historical take of ‘Diogo Alves’ is the theme of ‘The Fiery Lair’ where guests find themselves in a dead end, and are required to reverse their direction of travel, meaning the leader is now at the back of the group, and the vice versa.  Here, Gertrudes Maria, the screeching accomplice of Alves, taunts guests as they navigate through a burnt-out mini-maze of crumbling lumber and flickering firelight.

Leaving the dark lair, guests move into ‘The Bloody Nursery’, an attic filled with broken dolls and the spoils of the infamous historical child-killer ‘Luisa de Jesus’ who, after attacking them with a chainsaw, chases them into her closet where guests must squeeze through shelves of living dolls which represent the souls of those who met their end at Luisa’s hands.

Passing through a series of passageways, guests smell the salty stench of the sea as they find themselves in the Cavern of ‘Adamastor’ – a mythical sea wraith well know in Portuguese folklore.  To bring this spirit to life, we commissioned an oversized ‘actormatronic’ puppet which sweeps the cavern with his huge claws as guests try to evade his grasp.  Lit only by ultraviolet pulses, the presentation of this section is quite different from any other inside the attraction, providing a ghostly glow as the giant beast lunges around the cave.

Providing some light relief, guests find themselves in a cosy ‘Bakehouse’ next, where the quirky and zany ‘Brites de Almeida – the baker from Aljubarrota’ provides a comic routine mixed with some historical horror. At the present time portrayed by a male performer, this female ‘heroine’ has been somewhat twisted for Labirinto Lisboa, as she flits between friend and foe in a schizophrenic fashion.

To escape the Bakehouse, guests are thrown into the ‘Oven’, where a long tunnel leads them into ‘The Freakshow’.  Inspired by a European travelling carnival which visited Portugal many centuries ago, this ‘big top’ style scene incorporates an oversized clown hand which emerges from a curtain to clutch at guests as they pass, followed by ‘Svengali’, a living doll, which follows them into the final environment.

The lavishly decorated ‘Throne Room’ places guests at the mercy of ‘King Sebastian’, an undead King who selects one mortal to remain with him in the underworld, while the others are allowed to leave, their souls intact.

The guest chosen by the King is placed into The Oubliette for a full-contact encounter with the room itself, before being set free to rejoin their friends.

A TWO-YEAR JOURNEY

After two years of development and planning, following the owner’s vision – Ricardo Rodrigues – Labirinto Lisboa opened to the public in 2014, but shortly afterwards was the victim of a local fire, in a nearby building, which consumed the roof and caused considerable damage to the interior of the building.  The attraction was temporarily closed for refurbishment and opened once again in early 2015.

Labirinto Lisboa is now open throughout the year between Tuesday and Sunday each week.  Full details, including special events, offers and more can be found at www.labirintolisboa.com

Labirinto Lisboa was developed, designed and produced by AtmosFEAR! Scare Entertainment, for details please visit www.atmosfearuk.com

SCARE KINGDOM SCREAM PARK WINS ‘BEST HALLOWEEN EVENT SCAR AWARD’ 2015

Posted in AtmosFEAR! Scare Entertainment Blog, Scare Kingdom Scream Park on June 26, 2015 by AtmosFEAR! Scare Entertainment

Blackburn’s Scare Kingdom Scream Park has won ‘Best Halloween Event/Multi Attraction Experience’ at the prestigious SCARs, Europe’s only awards ceremony dedicated to the scare entertainments industry.

It beat off stiff nationwide competition from attractions all over the UK to win the title, at the event held at Thorpe Park Resort in Surrey.

The SCARs are a collaboration between ScareCON and ScareTOUR, two of the leading bodies in scare entertainment, and are part of a weekend of fright night fun including scare mazes, workshops, talks and a trade show.

The awards, which are in their 8th year, are highly regarded by the industry and scooping an accolade at such an event puts Lancashire firmly on the map for alternative tourist attractions and entertainment.

In fact, Scare Kingdom Scream Park’s talented team are so highly regarded in the industry that they were invited to give a talk across the weekend about the execution of permanent scare attractions, firmly cementing Lancashire as the go-to destination for boundary pushing entertainment.

Jason Karl, chief creative executive for Scare Kingdom Scream Park, said: “Winning the award is testament to the dedication my team and I put into creating such ground-breaking, boundary pushing entertainment year on year.

“The county has a great history of providing alternative entertainment to the public, dating right back to the old curiosity shows that once graced Blackpool and beyond, so it makes us extremely proud to know we’re keeping Lancashire firmly on the map, not just for horror, but for entertainment full stop.”

This award win is their second in recent months, as it follows the parks success locally at the Ribble Valley Tourist Awards where they were deemed Most Innovative Attraction. Even more recently, the on-going popularity of the parks current event, Horror Camp LIVE! has seen box office sales soar.

As the park reaches the half way point in the industry revolutionising fourth season of Europe’s first horror camping event, they have seen tickets sell faster than ever, with guests travelling from as far as Northern Scotland to come and visit.

For full details visit http://www.scarekingdom.com

TOP UK SCREAM PARK SCOOPS TOURISM AWARD

Posted in Uncategorized on April 8, 2015 by AtmosFEAR! Scare Entertainment

Top UK horror attraction Scare Kingdom Scream Park has been awarded Alternative Tourism Experience of the Year by Ribble Valley Tourism Association in their Stars in Tourism awards. The scream park, which is famed for pushing the boundaries when it comes to horror attractions, is home to a host of events from Europe’s only horror camping experience to their signature fully immersive horror events and the now infamous psycho-sexual Psychomanteum.

Committed to guest experience, the team at Scare Kingdom Scream Park reimagine their attractions with each reincarnation, giving visitors brand new and totally different experiences every time they visit. This dedication has led them to becoming industry leaders, housing the UK’s newest permanent scare attraction, Manormortis, which came as a result of a recent £250,000 investment the team made to transform their site.

Amanda Dowson, co-owner of Scare Kingdom Scream Park, said;

“We’re so proud of what we’ve created with Scare Kingdom Scream Park, not only for the experience itself, but more so, for what the park has done for the local area in terms of bringing something brand new to the table. We regularly get people travelling the length and breadth of the country coming to the area specifically to come and visit us. We’ve seized an opportunity to open the borders of Lancashire to a whole new audience and we’re delighted to do so.”

The Ribble Valley Tourism Association present awards annually to attractions, hotels and restaurants that offer guests more than a day/night out. Rewarding the areas most successful attractions across a number of categories, Scare Kingdom Scream Park is extremely proud to add this win to their ever expanding list of awards and accolades, particularly since the park didn’t nominate themselves. They were chosen by the Ribble Valley Tourism Association and awarded surprise winners at the ceremony for their use of innovation in tourism.

Jason Karl, Creative Director of Scare Kingdom Scream Park, said;

“We’re over the moon with the win – it’s brilliant to be recognised for the hard work and commitment we put in to Scare Kingdom Scream Park and all of the events it plays host to. We’re really excited to move forward from the award win, and have some extra sinister surprises up our sleeve – watch this space!”

For further information, please contact:

Gem Bend

press@3manfactory.co.uk

(01772) 921103

Further images and video content is available upon request via 3ManFactory.

‘IN-TENTS’ HORROR CAMPING RETURNS TO THE UK FOR ITS FOURTH SINISTER SUMMER!

Posted in AtmosFEAR! Scare Entertainment Blog, Scare Kingdom Scream Park on February 25, 2015 by AtmosFEAR! Scare Entertainment

The world’s first interactive horror camping experience Horror Camp LIVE! is returning to Scare Kingdom Scream Park in Lancashire, UK, this May to September, offering brave campers the chance to experience extreme horror, thrills and fear in a unique form of scare entertainment.  A mix of live scareactors, indoor and outdoor scare attraction environments and dare-based interactive games combine in a living story to entertain campers in four dimensions.

The event’s fourth season is set to be the biggest yet, following a trio of hugely successful years during which guests from all across the UK and Europe travel to take part, as well as television appearances on both Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch and MTV’s Geordie Shore.

Jason Karl, Creative Director for Horror Camp LIVE! said; “Horror Camp LIVE! has been an incredible success story for Scare Kingdom Scream Park, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down. Inspired by movies like Hostel and Cabin Fever, we have totally re-imagined the event for season 4, to create extreme scare entertainment unlike anywhere else in the world.”

The experience, open to over 18s only, lasts for 13 hours and weaves comedy and horror within a fictional movie style storyline.  Horror Camp LIVE! places guests outside of their comfort zone, and into a world where the boundaries of fiction and reality become blurred.

Ideal for groups, the event attracts everyone from stag and hen parties to brave businesses putting their staff through team building. Featuring adult content throughout, the event, (designed by the same production team as that behind the now world infamous Psychomanteum, the psycho-sexual horror experience that is known worldwide for pushing boundaries), is a truly terrifying alternative to any other summer camping getaway.

Visit http://www.horrorcamplive.co.uk to book now!

 

LOVE ALWAYS DIES… SCARE KINGDOM SCREAM PARK RETURNS FOR VALENTINES 2015

Posted in AtmosFEAR! Scare Entertainment Blog, Scare Kingdom Scream Park on December 16, 2014 by AtmosFEAR! Scare Entertainment

Scare Kingdom Scream Park

La’Mortis 2015 – The Phantom Masquerade

Love always dies…

The old Haxenghast mansion, Manormortis, is alive.  If you are quiet, and listen, you can hear it breathe… its timbers stretching and creaking, its hallways shifting and changing.  It is said the mansion has a mind of its own, that within its walls blood flows through its pipes like veins, but this is not merely a house of ghosts, but a house that thinks, that watches, and that grows.

This Valentines’ season, La’Mortis returns to Scare Kingdom Scream Park as a tale of scorn and the supernatural heralds the welcome of a new wing to the old manor.

Join the annual masquerade ball where Victoria Haxenghast will secretly celebrate her engagement to a mysterious Swiss Count.  But be warned, a darker force has other plans for Victoria, and behind the mask, the two-faced terror waits in the wings…

Let the sinister spectacle astound you, as you explore Manormortis and its grand Ballroom, where you will come face to face with the Phantom himself.

The Phantom Masquerade is an immersive 20 minute musical scare entertainment experience for fearless families, thrill-seeking adrenaline junkies and courageous kids.

For 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 ‘Shock Treatment’ (extra charge of £5.00 per body applies).

La’Mortis – The Phantom Masquerade will open its doors on Thursday 12th, Friday 13th and Saturday 14th February 2015, from 6.30pm with last entry at 9.30pm.  Tickets are £10.00 per body.  Advance booking is recommended, limited tickets will be available on the door (£13.00).  A licensed bar will also be available.

Book online NOW at www.scarekingdom.com

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