So I headed back to Scare Kingdom just outside Blackburn for the first Valentines themed scare event of the year called Valenterror. This event was well designed focusing on concepts that would put couples through their paces.
Manormortis – Baskerville Hall
The first attraction was Manormortis – Baskerville Hall, our group were taken into the first room and asked to sit against the wall. It was while sitting here that Sherlock Holmes introduced us to what was about to happen. The acting was excellent as ever,
Body Snatchers – Waxworks
Following Manormortis was Body Snatchers – Waxworks. This followed the story of Madame Tussaud and the creepier side of waxworks. I enjoyed the use of props throughout the attraction and especially liked the ventriloquist figures dotted around the place. I thought this attraction had an exceptionally strong storyline but could have had a few additional scares around the place to keep the heart racing through to the very end. This was a good run through but thought it would have benefitted from a stronger ending.
Psychomanteum – Heartbroken
The last on the list was the optional extra Psychomanteum – Heartbroken, this lived up to the high standard set at Christmas. There was a real buzz in the queue for this and I feel this added to the overall experience. For an attraction that is usually experienced alone Valenterror changed it up a bit giving you the option to go in as a couple. This was a wonderful idea that would make for some interesting conversations in the car on the way home. The attraction contains a number of rooms that take you through many sick and twisted avenues. I love how interactive the attraction is and how the actors improvised based on my actions. I left feeling well and truly sickened in the best possible way. Psychomanteum manages to push all the right buttons and really delivers a punch.
In all I had a brilliant time at Valenterror, the attractions were great and the atmosphere in the bar at the end was electric. The staff were really friendly and pulled the whole thing together really well. I’d highly recommend a visit to Scare Kingdom. The next event Walpurgis Night is taking place on May 4th. Come along, I’m sure you will not be disappointed.