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20 October 2017

Fearless commuters Chosen in London

A mysterious group has chosen unsuspecting Londoners to take on one of the scariest maze experiences in Scarefest history. The cryptic activity comes ahead of brand new secret attraction launching at in 2018.

Unsuspecting London commuters have been chosen as the first test-subjects for what has been deemed one of the most horrifying Halloween scare maze experiences in history. The activity marks the launch of a brand new immersive scare maze "The Welcoming: Be Chosen" at this year’s Scarefest event. The individuals singled out to take on the scare maze will go on to be among the first to experience the brand-new secret attraction for 2018, known only by its codename "Secret Weapon 8".


People were chosen across London today a mysterious group from the woods surrounding the village of Alton – who until recently were unseen by the modern world. Every year the secluded group host a festival to celebrate their own interpretation of Halloween – paying homage to the earth and celebrating the crossover between the living world and the dead.

The group have recently infiltrated the Alton Towers Resort and for the first time are choosing outsiders to celebrate with them. The commuters were enticed into a hand-crafted 6ft-by-7ft rickety wooden cage on wheels, giving them a glimpse of what guests can expect at the petrifying live-action maze.

The maze itself is a prelude to SW8, exposing visitors to the elemental forces that will feature in the new attraction. On Halloween night, more members of the public will be singled-out by the unidentified figures and tasked with braving the terrifying maze attraction.