Controversial attraction is back

Picture: Lorne Campbell / Guzelian The farm building where the `Psychomanteum' production is being performed at Scare Kingdom Scream Park

Picture: Lorne Campbell / Guzelian The farm building where the `Psychomanteum' production is being performed at Scare Kingdom Scream Park

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A controversial attraction which has a ‘psychosexual scare experience’ section will return to Lancashire next month.

Psychomanteum, part of Scare Kingdom Scream Park in the Ribble Valley, was slammed as “degrading” last year.

An Evening Post reporter visited the attraction and was shoved into a wheelchair and had a bag put over her head; strapped down to a bed; and confronted by a man waving a sex toy in her face.

This year bosses behind the attraction say that Psychomanteum will return and “is taking fear to an entirely new level, never before seen outside of America”.

It is described as “a 
personal, adults-only sensory-deprived psychosexual scare experience set in an all-new seriously twisted correctional facility.”

Jason Karl, chief creative executive for AtmosFEAR! Scare Entertainment, the team behind Scare Kingdom Scream Park, said: “We had zero 
complaints.

“The content is unusual and perhaps taboo. It it totally 
different from last year, it’s bigger, it lasts for a longer 
period of time, it has more characters and more actors.

“We had a Valentine’s event and a Christmas event. Many people have travelled from other countries to come and see it.

“People loved it, many people went into it ran around came out and went back in the queue to go into again.

“They do read and sign a terms and conditions and are given a safe word.

“At the end of the day it is a scary experience, it is designed to make you feel uncomfortable and vulnerable.

“People nowadays look for more extreme fear.

“It was a test last year and people loved it the reviews we got were positive.

“If somebody wants to have that experience and drive to the attraction and pay for it, what’s wrong with that?”

Psychomanteum is strictly for over 18s and all guests to that part of the scare attraction must sign a disclaimer prior to entry.

The rest of the attraction promises new stories, new characters and new ideas to make the experience intense and unique.

Jason added: “We have spent the last six months thinking outside the coffin to make sure that 2014 is our scariest season yet. With our brand new Manormortis attraction and our infamous and unique Psychomanteum, guests in 2014 are in for a shocking and terrifying journey.”