Primary Press Release – Autumn 2009
‘Scare Kingdom Scream Park’, the UK’s newest Halloween scare entertainment venue will open in October 2009. Hosted at Hawkshaw Farm Park, on the A59 between Blackburn and Preston, it has been developed and produced by ‘AtmosFEAR!
Following the sell out success story of last years ‘HEX in the Harvest’, hosted at the same venue last Halloween, AtmosFEAR!, lead by TV presenter and author Jason Karl, have been working on Scare Kingdom for the past 10 months, and have stepped up the fright factor for 2009 with new special effects, more live actors and even more terrifying attractions for thrill seekers and families!
PREPARE TO BE SCARED!
During the October half term, Scare Kingdom opens daily and delivers Halloween fun with everyone in mind.
For children under 10 - ‘Hubble Bubble: A Spellbinding Trick or Treat’ is a 45 minute interactive theatrical experience. Featuring songs and games that will enthral youngsters, friendly witch sisters ‘Toil and Trouble’ will cook up a spell to keep everyone entertained. After the show, why not try and navigate the ‘Wicked Witches Corn Maze’?
At night the Kingdom comes alive with two headlining terrifying scare attractions that will leave guests screaming for more!
For families and young adults - ‘Dead Alive: Legend of the Pumpkin Man’ - amid the 8 acres of rotting mist covered cornfields lay the ruins of Strangleweed Hollow, in its day a booming town where many made their fortunes during the gold rush. Now nothing more than a ghost town… This 40 minute fright fest begins at Mother Strange’s old decaying farmhouse, here she waits, night after night still longing for her long lost son who disappeared into the fields so long ago – the Pumpkin Man!
For thrill seekers and families - ‘Blood Bath; the Mad Doctor will see YOU now!’ - in the heart of a derelict war bunker, long since forgotten, a diabolical doctor - Cornelius Van Der Blood, has set up his secret blood soaked chamber. Evicted from Gaunt Hill Asylum under a cloud of accusations and rumours of unspeakable deeds, he is now continuing his bizarre and twisted experiments deep underground, away from prying eyes, where the screams of his ‘patients’
In addition to the headlining attractions, Scare Kingdom will offer a variety of additional attractions designed to ensure guests have an experience to remember; ‘Sir Scare-a-Lot’
Scare Kingdom Scream Park is based on the mythical tale of Morbius Blackscar, the tyrannical self proclaimed King of the undead realm, who has returned to his throne eight centuries after his kingdom was destroyed. Through Asmodeus’ enchanted mirror, his legion of terror invades dreams, searching for twisted nightmares which manifest in his new world; no longer Scar’s Kingdom but Scare Kingdom - The Land Where Nightmares Never End!
SCARES WITH AN EVEN BIGGER BANG!
On November 5th 1605 Guido Fawkes tried to destroy parliament in a secret gunpowder plot. Now he is back, centuries later, and will deliver scares with and even bigger bang for one special ‘Fireworks Phantasmagoria!’
A cast of local performers will populate the Kingdom after undertaking AtmosFEAR!’s ‘Fright School’ monster training programme in early October. Annie Cabasa – Makeup Designer from Preston-based ‘Facecrew UK’ will create a group of diabolical demons and rotting zombies to inhabit the park!
Notes for Editors
TICKET SALES LINE
Ticketweb – 08444 77 1000
Tickets also available online through the Scare Kingdom website.
Hawkshaw Farm Park,
(home of Mrs Dowson’s Ice Cream)
Clayton le Dale,
Exact opening times are posted daily on the Scare Kingdom website under ‘Opening Times’. The Kingdom will open during the evening on selected dates between Thursday October 22nd and Thursday November 5th 2009, it will open during the day on selected dates between Monday October 26th and Friday October 30th.
Guests can register for discounted admission at www.scarekingdom.com to receive £2 off standard ticket prices.
VIP LAUNCH NIGHT
Members of the press and media are invited to join special guests on Thursday 15th October for our VIP Launch Night, for tickets please contact Jane Willis PR (see below) with your name, contact number and the name of your publication, TV or radio channel (if applicable).
COMPETITIONS & PROMOTIONS
We would be delighted to offer tickets and discounted entries to readers for press and media promotions, please contact Jane Willis PR (see below).
Scare Kingdom has been sponsored by a variety of local businesses, further details can be found on the Scare Kingdom website.
A video trailer giving a taste of the forthcoming park has been produced. This is available for using on any websites with video compatibility, please contact Jane Willis PR for further details (see below).
A selection of images are available for press and media use, these can be obtained from Jane Willis PR (see below).
Jane Willis PR are handling PR for Scare Kingdom, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07952 394674.
AtmosFEAR! Scare Attractions
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