Movie Park Germany prepares for Halloween Horror Festival 2019
The spookiest time of the year is almost upon us, and this Halloween sees the coming of age of Movie Park Germany’s Halloween Horror Festival!
For a terribly beautiful 21st birthday, Movie Park Germany has cooked up new scary surprises which are guaranteed to take even real horror fans’ breath away. When the full moon rises above the Horrorwood Studios in Germany’s biggest film and amusement park in October, more than 280 monsters will be unleashed to take the park by storm again.
This year, a new horror house and a new 4-D film will make visitors tremble and their worst nightmares come true. For the first time, the multi-award-winning Halloween event will also come to a creepy end with a special closing show on all event days, transforming the park into a festival stage of horror.
Due to the enormous success in the past few years, Movie Park Germany has decided to expand the Halloween Horror Festival for its guests by three more days, making the event happen on November 8, 9 and 10 as well. This brings the total number of Halloween days to twenty-three for the first time ever.
“This year, Movie Park Germany has once again pursued the goal to present visitors with the creepiest festival in the world. For our 21st birthday, we not only have more Halloween event days than ever before in our portfolio, but also a redesigned maze that will frighten our guests,” says managing director Thorsten Backhaus. “We have transformed the former ‘Deathpital’ into the new ‘Project Ningyo’ horror house after detailed renovation work and are looking forward to our visitors’ reactions.”
In the new “Project Ningyo” horror house, visitors get dangerously close to a company that promises eternal beauty and youth with its products. But what is the secret behind this diabolical promise, and what other skeletons does the company have in its closet? Horror fans get a chance to visit the laboratories and gain insights into the production of the secret youth serum.
“The festival concept was very well received by our guests last year when we were celebrating our 20th Halloween Horror Festival anniversary. That’s why this year we’re adding something extra and turning the park into a festival stage of horror – from dusk until the end,” says Manuel Prossotowicz, project manager of the Halloween Horror Festival. This year, Movie Park Germany will introduce visitors with an opening show, and at the end of every day, the park will bid farewell to all extras and visitors with a special closing show. Light, laser and pyro effects – as well as music sequences especially composed by IMAScore – round off the scary experiences.
Max Bering, the DJ known from Parookaville, who played alongside famous stars such as David Guetta, Felix Jaehn or Martin Solveig, will be celebrating with everyone who managed to escape the zombies and monsters.
Once again, Stephan Nölle will present his hypnosis show, taking place three times a day. Guests can look forward to classical hypnosis, as well as invisibility, magnetic fingers – and ghost phenomena. At the third and last show of each evening, the mind shifter will get to the bottom of necromancy and usher the guests even deeper into an unknown world. In the end, only one question remains: Is it really true or is it all just happening in the spectators’ heads?
For 2019, Germany’s largest film and amusement park was also able to snag a very special guest. IT knows what you’re afraid of… And IT’s coming to Movie Park Germany! This all-new 4D Experience, based on one of Stephen King’s most chilling novels, is an 18-minute show filled with surprises, like eye-popping cinematography and spine-chilling special effects.
And because the Halloween Horror Festival has been a tradition at Movie Park Germany for 21 years, visitors can of course also look forward to their favourite horror houses! Aside from this year’s newly designed “Project Ningyo” horror house, there will also be Insidious – Chapter 2″, “Circus of Freaks”, “Slaughterhouse”, “Hostel”, “Campout”, “The Walking Dead Breakout” and of course last year’s novelty, “Wrong Turn”.
The Halloween Horror Festival at Movie Park Germany won several awards last year. Among others, the Maze “Wrong Turn” was awarded the renowned ScareCON Award 2018 as the best European attraction.
“The reason ‘Wrong Turn’ won was due to a combination of exciting new tech like the Haunted lantern, the themed environment throughout and the clever storytelling and scares present in the attraction,” says ScareCon founder and organizer Michael Bolton. In addition, Movie Park Germany also received the Parkscout Audience Award 2018 as “Best Event in an Amusement Park” and the Worldofparks-Award 2019 as “Best Event in a European Amusement Park” for its Halloween Horror Festival.