The Scream Factory is back, bigger and better than ever. Now in its sixth year, Scream Factory, which is based behind Kirkleatham Museum in Redcar, is the North East’s largest scare event with people travelling from all over the region, and further afield, to immerse themselves in the terrifying world where nightmares truly come to life.
I managed to survive the Scream Factory last year when I went on its Extreme Tour – I only just got out alive though. I guess the ghouls and monsters got a taste for my screams, as I was invited back to its VIP night to once again brave the thrills, horrific scenes and spook-tastic moments.
This year the team behind this creative horror attraction have certainly outdone themselves, as when going around I screamed – A LOT, and for someone who loves horror films it takes a lot to scare me. Again, I’m not going to reveal any spoilers because what lies behind iron bar gates of the Scream Factory is worth seeing with your own eyes.
What I will say is that you can expect some of the gruesome-looking scenes from last year, improved of course, fused with brand new areas that sent my heart racing and left the hairs on my arms standing on end. Plus, there was part of the attraction that wasn’t even open for us, but will be ready come opening night. Again, I’m not going to spoil it, let me tell you it’s totally going to change how you see the Scream Factory and I’m so glad it was closed because I don’t think I could have handled it.
Want to know how I survived the Scream Factory? It’s simple really. While travelling down pitch-black corridors that lead to the terrifying unknown put yourself in the middle of your pack – not too close to the front and not too close to the back – so the horrifying creatures that crawl out of the dark corners can’t grab you. Your friend falls over, or gets cornered by a zombie? Leave them and run, they’re already goners.
If you’re a thrillseeker and see yourself as a bit of a ghostbuster, then place yourself right at the front and lead your pack. Expect danger and darkness, and when you think you’ve made it keeping on going and never look back.
Have you been to the Scream Factory before? Do you scare easily, or are you like me and love a good thriller? Are you going this year?
Sarah Jayne x