If ever there were a year to visit Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, VA during the fall- THIS is the year! I dare say ti’s the biggest and possibly best year of Howl O Scream yet!
What is there to look forward to? I’m going to share with you the official press release. It’s THAT awesome.
BUSCH GARDENS® HOWL-O-SCREAM® HORRORS UNEARTHED
The Blair Witch Project Producer Creative Force Behind New Campaign
“For this year’s Howl-O-Scream®, Busch Gardens Williamsburg joins forces with the legendary producer of the 1999 horror film The Blair Witch Project, Robin Cowie. The award-winning filmmaker reveals the darkest corners of his mind to Busch Gardens as the producer and director of Unearthed™ – Scarlett’s Revenge, one of three new haunted houses debuting at Howl-O-Scream this year.
Howl-O-Scream opens Sept. 25 and runs every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Nov. 1. Busch Gardens opens at 10 a.m., but becomes a seriously scary place at 6 p.m. when the Howl-O-Scream haunts come out. Guests should consider the park’s elevated scare factor when deciding whether Howl-O-Scream is appropriate for young children.
Howl-O-Scream features seven haunted houses this year – more than ever – and the return of the park’s popular Terror-tories™ that transform Busch Gardens’ quaint villages into dark and sinister places. Howl-O-Scream-themed dining options like Blood Banquet™, shopping experiences like the park’s newest shop, Blood Haus™, and live performances like Monster Stomp™ on Ripper Row® are waiting for guests brave enough to explore the park after dark.
In Unearthed – Scarlett’s Revenge, Cowie weaves a tale of a woods woman named Scarlett whose mysterious healing practices made her a target for suspicious townspeople. Fearful of Scarlett’s dark arts, the townsfolk killed her husband and buried her house deep in the earth … until it was discovered by construction crews in Busch Gardens’ Ireland village. Guests will journey into Scarlett’s house and experience the splintered labyrinth of horrors and the wrath of this demon scorned.
Cowie reveals the complete Unearthed backstory in a special online accompaniment. Horror fans can dig deeper into the Unearthed story by following along at www.howloscream.com/va.
Howl-O-Scream features two other new haunted houses this year in addition to Unearthed – Scarlett’s Revenge
Cornered™ takes guests to a 1977 farming community where townspeople are disappearing at an alarming rate. A local corn farmer is the main suspect but everyone who ventures into the maze of maize is never seen again.
The park’s third addition for 2015 takes guests to new territory, literally. Situated in the woods behind Busch Gardens’ Oktoberfest village, LumberHack™ beckons unsuspecting hikers into a forgotten logging camp inhabited by undead lumberjacks.
With seven haunted houses, five Terror-tories, three live stage shows, themed dining options, shopping experiences and behind-the-scenes tours, there is something for every Howl-O-Scream fan to explore.
Visit www.howloscream.com for additional information.
A little more about the new additions this year — Remember- Howl-O-Scream opens Sept. 25 and runs every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Nov. 1. Busch Gardens opens at 10 a.m., but becomes a seriously scary place at 6 p.m. when the haunts come out during Howl-O-Scream. Guests should consider the park’s elevated scare factor when deciding whether Howl-O-Scream is appropriate for young children.(My kids are 7 & 5 and LOVE it. They went through all the houses for the past 2 years!)
Unearthed™ – Scarlett’s Revenge: During maintenance at the park, an excavation crew uncovered a centuries-old house buried deep underground. Upon opening its door, a sinister force was unearthed—Scarlett—a furious demon who wields a deadly deck of magical cards she uses to summon her evil servants. Journey below to experience the splintered labyrinth of horrors and the wrath of this demon scorned.
Cornered™: It’s 1977 and a picturesque farming community is in an uproar over the ongoing disappearances of its residents. Each time someone goes missing, an intricate corn husk doll is left behind leading many to suspect local corn-farmer Jasper McCobb. The McCobb farm has fallen into disrepair since the death of Jasper’s mother. Could the missing townspeople be somewhere in the maze of maize? Join the search party and find out.
LumberHack™: Hikers beware: the woods hold a terrifying secret. More than 50 years ago a logging camp was abandoned after a horrific accident where saws ripped into human flesh instead of tree bark. Tragically, the loggers perished … only to inexplicably awaken from death filled with inhuman rage. The undead loggers rampaged until every living thing in the camp had felt the bite of their axes. Now the forgotten lumberjacks lie waiting for unsuspecting campers to stumble into their den of the damned.
Will you be there? I will!
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