Murderous madmen, killer clowns and chainsaw-wielding characters are all lined-up for the return of the North East’s scariest event in October, which promises to send the fear factor into orbit.
The interactive scare experience, Psycho Path, will once again take over Lintz Hall Farm, at Burnopfield, from 11 to 31 October, with the brand new Fearground, set to be even bigger and better than last year’s sold out event.
And last week (25 July) organisers got the green light from Durham County Council chiefs with a permanent license for the site, which means that they can unveil their plans for the first time.
Organisers 700 Acres Ltd have revealed that not only will the event be more frightening than before, but visitors will also “enjoy” a whole host of new attractions within the Fearground, set to make their blood pressure rise.
This includes iScream, a clown maze and scary freak show, where visitors will need to survive the horrors and the crazy characters.
Also new for this year is Anarchy Arcade, which will offer a range of entertainment every night including aerial artists, magicians, fire breathers along with fairground rides and a range of street food and drink vendors.
Guests will then take to the Psycho Path trail, first bundled into blacked out vans for a bumpy ride across the site to a woodland area, where they will be met with abandoned shipping containers, burning barrels and a whole host of menacing inhabitants.
And this year the original route is extended, with a track through an additional attraction, Psycho City, which is set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland where Psycho Path’s inhabitants have taken over.
Nigel Holliday of 700 Acres Ltd which organised last year’s Psycho Path and now Fearground, believes that this year’s event is going to be spectacular.
“We had such a fantastic reaction to Psycho Path last year, which gave us the opportunity to completely run with the concept and expand on it even more for this October’s event,” said Nigel.
“We have amazing creative teams working on the builds and the concepts to make sure that the site fulfils – and even exceeds – expectations, with plenty to see and do so people can make a whole evening of their visit.
“We can’t wait to unveil the new site and I think people are really going to love the new attractions we have created for this year.”
Along with the evening trail, Psycho Path has partnered with Metro Radio and Gateshead College to host the Family Frightfest, a separate attraction including pumpkin carving, spooky stories, stage shows, a fun scare maze and prizes, suitable for children of all ages.
The Family Frightfest takes place on 19, 20, 26, 27 and 31 October between 11am and 4.30pm and tickets are priced at £7 for children, £10 for adults and a family pass for two children and two adults is also available, costing £29.
Tickets for Psycho Path start at £25 and those aged 13 to 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
For more information or to buy tickets for the event, visit www.psycho-path.co.uk