Make no bones about it, you could be scared witless at one of this year’s creepiest Halloween events…
Don’t wait up for the trick or treaters, go in search of things that go bump in the night. From immersive escape rooms infested with 30 zombies and blood thirsty maniacs and huge mazes crawling with skin-catchers and aliens to a screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s thriller in a creepy chapel. These events are guaranteed to make your knees knock…
1. Alton Towers’ Scarefest
For most of us, the rollercoasters at Alton Towers are terrifying all year round, but imagine hurtling through the pitch black night at 9pm during Scarefest this October. It gets worse. For starters, their 3 mazes will be infested with skin snatchers and aliens, with disused mines and gothic towers blocking your escape. Kids, however, are often much braver than you grown-ups, they’ll love Phil & Franklyn’s Ghoul School, Patch’s Trick-or-Treat Party and the gruesome Freak Show.
Scarefest runs 8th & 9th, 15th & 16th, 21st – 31st October 2016.
You surely know the Wizard of Oz? Well, the West End’s Wicked musical is something of a prequel, telling the story of Elphaba (the Wicked Witch of the West who hounds Dorothy) and Glinda (the Good Witch of the North who helps her home to Kansas). You’ll see their unlikely friendship blossom when they’re sorcery students at Shiz University and then dissolve when they meet The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Is the Wicked Witch really as evil as we all belive? Find out at Apollo Victoria this Halloween.
3. House of the Dead
Watch out Manchester and Kent, hell is coming to town and it’s called House of The Dead – a series of spine-chilling immersive escape room experiences. You get 60 minutes on the clock to solve clues and crack codes to escape one of 3 nightmare rooms.
At Trapped Down South in Kent’s Bluewater, you’ll either have to dodge a prolific serial killer in a makeshift torture chamber or rescue your mate from a bloodthirsty kidnapper. Trapped Up North will see Manchester’s Victoria Theatre become a labyrinth infested with 30 zombies, murderous maniacs and clowns who’ll pick you off one by one. It’s too scary to go it alone, the corridor will ring with screams, so round up 3 to 6 brave mates and take it on together.
House of the Dead is at Bluewater in Kent and Victoria Warehouse in Manchester. Tickets for Manchester available now on See Tickets. Need help with your booking? Call See Tickets’ customer service team direct.
No matter how many times you’ve watched Hitchcock’s Psycho thriller through your fingers, you’ve never seen it like this – in a former chapel in Manchester. The black and white classic follows a secretary on the run for robbing $30,000 to a roadside motel, owned by a murderous mother and son, where murder, madness and psychological terror ensues. You’ll get to tuck into themed food and drinks at this special Halloween screening, though be warned, you’ll never want to shower again.
Scared yet? Search See Tickets for more strange happenings in your local area this Halloween…