Review - Halloween Horror Fest Movie Park Germany
Since 1998, Movie Park Germany has been celebrating Halloween with its Halloween Horror Fest event. The park was the first to bring Halloween to Germany and in the beginning was just a small one day event on Halloween Day. Since then, the event has grown up to the "biggest Horror Event in Europe“ with 2015 hosting 6 mazes, 2 scare zones and over 260 monsters!
The six mazes are The Slaughterhouse“ (new for 2015), Evil Dead (licensed Outdoor maze - new for 2015), Infected (former Walking Dead Maze - now without the AMC licence but just the same maze), Deathpital (the German bloody version of Thorpe Park’s Asylum), Baboo Twister Club (the only maze which allows youngsters) and last but not least - Circus of Freaks.
The new Halloween attraction, The Slaughterhouse, tells the story of a world, where animal meat is contaminated with some virus, making the consumption of it impossible. So, the Slaughterhouse offers just "human meat“ for everyone, who has the money. If anyone needs something like a new car or just money, they are allowed to donate something, that they don’t need from their body. It may be a weird concept, and we had worried that the maze would be too gory but it turned out to have the best theming of all the 6 mazes and an interesting story to tell. We had many jumps and scares along the way and the finale was just so confusing and scary as there was so much fog. So much so, in fact, that we couldn't see our hands in front or our faces! It really was hugely entertaining and scary!
The other new attraction was a trip through the forest. But, like any good scare attraction, there’s something in the forest! Along the way we experienced a small cabin, a strange curse and many crazy women, who made us jump. This new Evil Dead maze was short but very effective, and a great one for beginners because of its length and lower scare factor. Nonetheless, it was a good quality maze
The remaining mazes were all returning from previously, but that didn't stop us enjoying them
Baboo Twister Club would normally be the maze for beginners and younger teenagers, who are not old enough for the other attractions. But to be honest, this maze is not as tame as you might think. Although not as graphic as the other mazes, the scares were as heavy as the scares at Slaugterhouse or Evil Dead. This Club should not be underestimated and we recommend it to anyone who likes it loud and rough. For anyone else - just shut your eyes and go for it - just don't forget your ear plugs!
Another outdoor maze is the Circus of Freaks which we really enjoyed! In fact it was our favourite across the whole event. The scares and jumps were the heaviest of the whole event and the attraction made us scream several times! The whole attraction is even better in the dark and should not be missed!
Last but not least, there is the biggest and longest Haunted House of the Event (and, according to Movie Park Germany - the biggest in Europe) Deathpital is very similar to the Asylum in that it presents a hospital, full of crazy patients and doctors. After Slaughterhouse, Deathpital is the second bloodiest maze at the park, but is suitable for people who tolerate less horror and scares. It’s actually more of a funny but disturbing trip through the hospital with some great theming throughout.
Besides the mazes there are two scare zones with a lot of different characters. They don't have a specific theme but at night time create a great atmosphere around the park. Especially when moving between the scare mazes or any of the usual park attractions that remain open during the event. So, if you need a short break from horror, you can take a ride on Germany’s first wooden coaster - Bandit or you can ride the unique horror coaster -Van Helsing’s Factory. As everything is included with park admission it makes a whole day out good value for money.
With the mix of rides, scare zones and attractions, there is a lot to do at the park and if you like Horror then you are going to love Halloween Horror Fest
Official Website; www.halloween-horror-fest.de
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