Halloween when X-Scream come to town. Set in the glorious grounds of
Rhondda Heritage Park X-Scream offers fearful delights, scare-tastic
screams and a chance to celebrate Halloween in style! This year it’s
all about the classic slasher flick, with appearances from the likes
of creepy Michael Myers and the terrifying Freddy Kruger.
went along with his friend Ross to test it out and I thought it would
be fun to interview Warren straight after his spooktacular night…
initial thoughts as you approached the park tonight?
‘I was excited and a little bit nervous. After going last year I
really wasn’t sure what to expect. I hadn’t read much into it and I
thought it was going to be the same as 2016, but when I found out
there was a different them I literally had no idea what to expect!’
wear? What would you advise other people to wear?
‘I wore a couple of layers, but nothing too restrictive. Flat,
practical shoes and (as advised) I wore nothing too precious, just in
case it got damaged or marked.’
the experience for?
‘I’d say over 18, but the guidelines are 16+ and 13-15 years if
accompanied by an adult.’
rules for attending the event?
‘Yes. No costumes, masks or hats. No photography. No food or drink
allowed into the experience. If you try to enter and you’re drunk you
will not be allowed in. You must listen to the staff at all times, as
well as refraining from touching any of the actors, but they are
permitted to touch you.’
‘About 40 minutes.’
1-10 (1= not very scary at all and 10= terrifying) how would you rate
‘8! It was full of jumps, scares and things that creep you out.’
favourite part and why?
‘Either the time one of the actors crawled up behind me and ran their
fingers down my back or when I saw Leatherface coming with his
chainsaw and it reminded me of last year! Definitely time to run!’
least favourite part and why?
‘When they placed hoods over our heads. It made me feel quite nervous
and a little claustrophobic.’
the way of decoration around the park?
‘There were lots of spooky decorations inside and well designed set
pieces. I liked the House of Fun/Horrors, it was a really nice
addition and gave more depth to the experience compared to last year;
passing through the inflatable wall was pretty nerve racking but a
lot of fun!’
somewhere to chill out after the event?
‘Yes. Before and after you have the opportunity to mingle in the
marquee where there’s a bar, haystacks and picnic tables to sit
on/at. There’s lots to see there, including pumpkins, skeletons,
ghosts, cobwebs and a big hairy spider.’
you give to someone who was considering buying a ticket?
‘If you like to be scared and you’re into your horror movies then
it’s definitely for you, but be prepared in terms of clothing and
footwear. If you’re of a nervous disposition or suffer from anxiety
then it’s probably not advisable to attend. Apart from the odd chase,
there’s nothing too strenuous, but it’s important to be reasonably
fit to attend. It would be great fun to go with a group of friends,
Ross and I had a such a great time.’
else you’d like to say about the experience?
‘I had a great time and I look forward to returning next year.
Finger’s crossed I can get an acting role in 2018 because I LOVE
The experience is running on selected nights between 12th-31st October and prices range from £16.99 to £22.99 depending on the day you decide
to go. It sounds like it’s well worth a visit and it’s probably the best way to
Happy Halloween folks!