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Project 42, Alton Towers Scare Fest - review

By Kirsten Rawlins | Attractions | Published:

The Phalanx needs you, but are you brave enough?

Scarefest at Alton Towers Resort

Alton Towers has launched a brand new Scare Maze for this year’s Halloween season - and it’s absolutely terrifying.

The tale behind the chilling Scarefest attraction sees thrill-seekers enter ‘the compromised Phalanx base’ which, the story goes, was previously used for civilian tests on a unique virus antidote.

But it’s all gone terribly wrong and now the base is crawling with zombie-like creatures.

The Phalanx requires volunteers to enter the compound, find the vaccination and rescue the technician - but can you make it through?

Dressed in white gowns and surgical masks we entered the maze, not sure what to expect, plunged into darkness as a man on a screen explained the story.

Soon after we were making our way through corridors and winding tunnels filled with smoke, low ceilings and a variety of obstacles, with spine-chilling zombies stumbling across our paths and hiding in the darkness.

One even grabbed my leg as we walked through, provoking screams as we pushed on, stifling nervous giggles.

A hair-raising, thrilling experience for those who seek immersive scary fun this Halloween.

Other Scare Mazes on offer include The Welcoming - Be Chosen, Altonville Mine Tours: Uncover The Legend Of The Skin Snatchers, and Sub Species: The End Games.

  • Scare Maze tickets start from £8 and can be pre-booked at altontowers.com/scarefest. Alton Towers is open till 9pm during Scarefest.
Kirsten Rawlins

By Kirsten Rawlins
@kirsten_Star

Online Entertainment Editor for the Express & Star and Shropshire Star. E-mail me kirsten.rawlins@expressandstar.co.uk, or phone 01902 319368

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