Screamfest - Burton on Trent was great fun last night. The whole event seems to have had a makeover. With more food options, a new layout, more atmospheric theming items around, and brilliant brilliant roaming actors this year. Honestly hats off to the actors roaming around, they really set this event apart with their interactions, more on them later.
Insomnia returns as one of the best story driven mazes there is in the UK, focusing less on the house with the red door (or whatever it was) and more on the classic creeper in the wardrobe. We had a really good run yesterday, we spent enough time in the pre show rooms to grasp the story, but were then batched into small enough groups to really enjoy the maze.
Creed farm is not the best version of a maze they've had in that location. I think it really misses the tractor ride element. Dia de las muertos is my favourite variant of this maze, I'd love to see them bring it back. But still a solid maze, and being chased through a corn field, never fails to give you that sense of being dropped into a classic horror movie
Love hurts looks to be in it's final year, previously a favourite of mine, however this year it was just OK. Didn't seem to have the level of detail it had been given in previous years, of particular note was the lack of smell pods.
Freakout was insane! I've never had such a good run through that maze as I had last night, it was absolutely stacked with actors, everywhere you turned, sensory overload.
Can't really remember Hillbilly Joes... It was raining most of the night, so we were taking advantage of the bar and sheltering in it's marquee between mazes, think we'd had a good few beers and several Southern Comfort chasers by the time we did this one... Which brings me back onto the roaming actors, there was a lot of them, and they were mingling in the bar brilliantly, one would interact with you, move on and within seconds another would come along. We were having so much fun with them the mazes almost seemed secondary!
Great to see Project D there too!!!! Who knew San Miguel and Biscoff doughnuts went so well together?