Review: Tackling terrifying Scare Kingdom Scream Park and Psychomanteum

Posted on - 14th October, 2014 - 7:30pm | Author - | Posted in - Grimsargh, Opinion, Reviews, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston



If you’ve been to Scare Kingdom’s Scream Park before, you’ll know what kind of night to expect, although you’ll never be able to predict what’s really around that next turn.

Now in its sixth year, the award-winning park has had a major revamp and ‘guests are in for a shocking and terrifying journey’, says the park’s chief creative executive Jason Karl. I’ll second that.

Thrill seekers visit six attractions as they make their way around the track, starting with the familar cornfield. This year, SlenderMan, the mythical faceless fella with tentacles,and his minions have landed at Hawkshaw Farm and I don’t think they’re here to sample Mrs Dowson’s ice cream (the park’s neighbours)

As always each attraction carries its own story, SlenderMan being the first, and they involve strobe lighting, thin, dark passageways with blind corners, running (optional), crawling and crazy characters, all of which are fantastically made up. Oh, and the chainsaw’s back.

However, I’m afraid that wasn’t enough excitement for me and I found myself wanting to check out the infamous Psychomanteum iv. And I’m so glad I did. It truly made my trip and I loved every second of it, make of that what you will considering it’s a psychosexual experience!

It’s not for the faint-hearted – you’ll know this if you read the reviews of it last year – and you must sign a disclaimer upon entry. The nurse also helpfully checks you have the safe word (sausage in my case) at the forefront of your mind before you crawl, yep, literally, into the ‘clinic’.

Actors inside the Psychomanteum

Actors inside the Psychomanteum

Tickets range from £14.50 to £18 and Psychomanteum costs and extra £5. Check it out and don’t forget to slip on those trainers.

Have you done Scare Kingdom or Psychomanteum? Let us know how you got on in the comments below

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