Haunted attraction sector grows
Although relatively new to the UK, the haunted attraction sector is continuing to grow in Great Britain and now even has its own web community (www.hauntedattractions.co.uk).
Bringing a US-style fright fest to the rural Lancashire in England this Halloween, Hex in the Harvest is a new haunted attraction from AtmosFEAR! Scare Attractions. Hawkshaw Farm Park at Clayton-le-Dale near Blackburn will host the event for four nights only – Thursday to Sunday, October 30 to November 2 – after an attempt at staging the event this summer was aborted due to poor weather.
Set against the backdrop of Pendle Hill, famed for its witch tales, visitors will navigate their way along 750 metres of pitch-black maize pathways, armed only with a handheld torch. Intrepid guests will encounter the remains of a long forgotten carnival that disappeared into the corn over a century ago. As they explore the maze they will encounter live actors and special effects including a 10ft monster, a demented clown and a chainsaw wielding witch.
AtmosFEAR! Scare Attractions is currently running two other haunted attractions in the UK, The Phantom Feast at Croxteth Hall in Liverpool and Ripper’s Revenge! at Botany Bay in Lancashire. You can view an online trailer for Hex in the Harvest here: www.hexintheharvest.com
Meanwhile at Crealy Adventure Park in Devon, the usually family-focused attraction opens up after dark for a special adult-only Halloween horror event from October 29 to 31.
HallowScream UK combines live horror experiences, theme park rides, an indoor entertainment complex, plus cocktail bars, bands and DJs. The event is set to include three scare zones designed to frighten, shock and surprise.