in thinking that this is sick? (WARNING possible triggers)

(112 Posts)

Sorry for Daily Mail link

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2465359/The-Scare-Kingdom-Scream-Park-branded-degrading-rape-charity.html

This can't be real? People actually would pay for this and call it entertainment? I can understand if you like horror movies that you might like the idea of paying to be scared but this attraction is taking it one step too far....

FreeWee Thu 17-Oct-13 22:08:59

Appalling.

We need someone to post who has actually been there and can tell us that it's the usual Daily Mail exaggerating. Please? [hopeful]

Because otherwise.....

Loosingthebigkickers Thu 17-Oct-13 22:13:27

what kind of person would sign up to be the simulated rapist?

I can't believe what I just read.

quoteunquote Thu 17-Oct-13 22:18:22

grim that people want this.

FortyDoorsToNowhere Thu 17-Oct-13 22:19:14

It sounds very BDSM.

You can't simulate rape, rape is a real crime with devastating outcomes.

Drgonzosattorney Thu 17-Oct-13 22:21:03

Dirty bastards, this is a total affront to our our civilised society! We are growing uglier and crueller in every aspect of our existences. Desensitised.

Footface Thu 17-Oct-13 22:25:04

Dirty bastard is right, another example of violence against women becoming acceptable and mainstream

I don't care that people are forewarned about exactly what will happen to them before they go in and therefore it is all consensual and so acceptable. What I AM horrified and disbelieving about is that people want and pay for this thing at all. Seriously what has happened to people that they would want to do this - for fun?

It IS desensitising. People used to be scared on the bloody ghost train and that was enough.

SaucyJack Thu 17-Oct-13 22:28:16

Not my cup of tea, but I'm not sure it should be banned s'long as all involved make informed decisions.

Dahlen Thu 17-Oct-13 22:28:28

I read the link and the comments at the bottom. All the talk about a real rape victim wouldn't go there is BS. What about all the women who get coerced into it because they've never told anyone about their rape. What about the women who are in a relationship with a rapist or abuser who will get off on putting their partners through this. What about the women who will, quite legitimately, assume that "sexually explicit" is much tamer than this because ordinarily to become involved in something like this you'd have to pay much higher fees, join a club, or find your own like-minded circle. You can't usually just walk in off the street and pay £3.50 for it.

I have no problem with sex games. I have a big problem with anything that portrays rape as commercial entertainment.

AnaisHellWitch Thu 17-Oct-13 22:29:30

Since when did "sexually explicit" mean likely to contain simulated rape? Did they do this to the male visitors?

Somewhere it mentioned there is a "safe word" so you can leave early if you don't like it. Really? You are able to speak when you have a pillow shoved over your face?

AnaisHellWitch Thu 17-Oct-13 22:31:02

Sorry, agree on the matter of simulated rape as a term.

Interesting point, Anais, I wonder whether the male visitors do get treated the same?

The whole "scare attraction" thing just isn't my bag - I grew out of horror films years ago. The only people I know who have been to the one near me are women. Daft ones , as well. Don't know any men who have been.

Itsybitsyteenyweeneyyellowpolk Thu 17-Oct-13 22:37:34

Disgusting

LegoCaltrops Thu 17-Oct-13 22:39:31

I'm not even reading it because I get the idea from the previous posters what it's about & I really don't want to read it. Sounds vile. sadangry

pigsDOfly Thu 17-Oct-13 22:40:55

What the hell? Is this real?

That was my first thought Loosing, what sort of people are actually carrying out the abuse? I suspect they're enjoying it more than the paying customers.

Not sure how people (women) can be making an informed choice to take part in this because, if I'm reading it correctly, the whole point of it is that until they get in there they don't actually know what is going to happen to them.

Just vile.

gamerchick Thu 17-Oct-13 22:42:45

There's a market so there's a profit.

Personally I think we're heading towards a running man future so this doesn't cross my eyes much.

The Internet plays a big part in desensitisation the more it happens the more extreme people go to get that scared/repulsed/horrified feeling. The linked attraction isn't personally my bag but it will be for others.

pianodoodle Thu 17-Oct-13 22:44:45

What if people go in and are terrified someone genuinely disturbed had got in and was actually really attacking them?!

That's what I'd think as no way would I be expecting that no matter what the disclaimer!

Bloody hell... I can't believe that's real!

Footface Thu 17-Oct-13 22:45:20

I honestly find it shocking, there is no informed decision as I got the impression you really don't know what going to happen before you go in.

The only people I can imagine enjoying this kind of shit, are those with a clip board taking notes for their next victim.

FortyDoorsToNowhere Thu 17-Oct-13 22:46:53

How can it be rape if it is consensual.

Not in a million years would any one ever be able to stimulate rape.

With this scene it's about what could the dom do, the thrill is not knowing what can come next. It's a turn on for some people. It's controlled hence the safe word or if you can talk a prompt.

Rape you have no control. You can't stop it and it going to happen regardless of what you do.

Caitlin17 Thu 17-Oct-13 22:47:54

I don't think it's The Mail exaggerating. I read an article in The Guardian a while ago about a similar "entertainment" in the US.

FortyDoorsToNowhere Thu 17-Oct-13 22:48:38

Can't talk

Yes, Pigs, I was wondering whether they have to pass some kind of psychological assessment to work there. Perfect opportunity for the next Dennis Neilson to get his kicks.

Dahlen Thu 17-Oct-13 22:49:11

I can understand the desire for extreme entertainment. Personally I think it's pretty sad when there's enough RL trauma going on - if people really want to experience the thrill they could do something useful while exposing themselves to it. However, that's a personal viewpoint and I wouldn't seek to stop people doing what they want as long as it's legal, non-discriminatory and undertaken by those fully informed of what they're doing.

Therein lies my problem. Getting chased around a deserted mansion by an actor with a chain saw is one thing. It's so far removed from real life that people have no problem separating fact from fiction. Whereas rape and violence against women is so bloody commonplace an "attraction" like this just feeds the normalisation of it even more. sad

spookyspoonrulestheworld Thu 17-Oct-13 22:49:26

Hmm....being pinned down by a stranger with a pillow over my face, possibly a stray stiffy being perceptible.

Just no.

What is wrong with ANY of the people who think this is ok?

FortyDoorsToNowhere Thu 17-Oct-13 22:51:07

I blame 50sog

puntasticusername Thu 17-Oct-13 22:53:10

What in the actual fuck...?

Btw it may be too late by now but shouldn't this thread have a trigger warning??

Jesus

Fairly unshockable but that has me shocked

Yes it says it's sexually explicit and yes there is a safe word but based in that Information I would still go in

I would no way expect to be subjected to that, it wouldn't even cross my mind
And it's made even worse by the fact that you are alone as the ordeal is screened to outsiders

The view in the comments section is that women must know what to expect - it would never be something I could think of expecting

Footface Thu 17-Oct-13 22:54:20

What's 50 sog

Sorry, yes, I didn't think. I should have put a trigger warning. But hopefully the link shows enough detail of what it's about without having to actually click on it.

FortyDoorsToNowhere Thu 17-Oct-13 22:56:10

50 shades of grey

Footface Thu 17-Oct-13 22:56:45

Thanks did wonder.

SaucyJack Thu 17-Oct-13 22:59:57

Actually I've just looked at the website and the strapping to the bed thing comes from the "attraction" being set in a Victorian lunatic asylum, rather than anything specifically rapey.

Which may well make it worse in a way if you're not expected to be threatened with a dildo and the implied sexual violence.

Forty, I (kind of) understand the people who enjoy the straight forward sub/Dom sex slave thing. But this is set in a horror theme park with people running about with chain saws and made up to look like half their face is hanging off - I just find trying to link that up with sub/Dom stuff a step too far....it does become disturbing when it's in that environment.

FortyDoorsToNowhere Thu 17-Oct-13 23:05:16

Actually I've just looked at the website and the strapping to the bed thing comes from the "attraction" being set in a Victorian lunatic asylum, rather than anything specifically rapey.

That is possible, vibrators was first used by doctors to cure hysteria.

utreas Thu 17-Oct-13 23:06:17

Its looks horrific to me but if that is what some people want to do with their free time then good luck to them it is nothing to do with anyone else.

SecretWitch Thu 17-Oct-13 23:06:35

I am shocked and sickened by this. Rape as entertainment goes beyond the pale. I love Halloween and appreciate a good scare but this is misogynist bullshit.

Footface Thu 17-Oct-13 23:11:15

That is possible, vibrators was first used by doctors to cure hysteria. wow

Wonder what they used to cure hysteria in men. Oh no silly me it's a women only disease

SPsTombRaidingWithCliff Thu 17-Oct-13 23:13:10

I dont see it as simulating rape. More tied up consensually after paying for the 'privilege'.

I wouldn't want to do it but if people want to go ahead and pay for it then each to their own

I'd say it was more creepy bondage.

FortyDoorsToNowhere Thu 17-Oct-13 23:14:46

It's not rape.

It's the fear of the unknown.

I feel it undermines people who have been raped. To me rape it a sexual act done without your consent.

A women can dress in a mini micro bikini while blind drunk flirted with a man, it doesn't mean she wants sex.

FortyDoorsToNowhere Thu 17-Oct-13 23:19:27

Historically speak hysteria was a women MH disorder ( not that I agree with it)

AnaisHellWitch Thu 17-Oct-13 23:29:57

I understand what you're saying FortyDoors but I don't think agreeing to be manhandled in a sexually explicit setting means you're up for verbal threats of extreme sexual violence.

Imagine some poor young woman expecting a sexy vampire scenario and getting that? Or should she be expecting to be threatened with brutal anal rape? Maybe so. It's just a bit of fun according to the Robin Thicke song.

It wouldn't terribly be my cup of tea, but the story reads a bit as though someone of the 'professionally offended' variety went to the event looking for something to be freaked out by and then went bleating to the Daily Mail. From the publicity materials shown in the story, it does seem to be pretty clear that this is an 'extreme scare' event that shouldn't be attended by people who would find it upsetting. The article reminds me of some mad twat of an anti-porn campaigner insisting that De Sade should banned because 'shop girls might pick it up thinking it's a romance novel and be upset by it.'

No one is being forced to go to this fair/event.

SaucyJack Thu 17-Oct-13 23:40:43

None of the customers would be expecting a sexy vampire scenario Anais because that particular part of the park doesn't have a vampire backstory.

The blurb specifically states that you will be subject to sensory deprivation and manhandling.

AnaisHellWitch Thu 17-Oct-13 23:42:17

"reminds me of some mad twat of an anti-porn campaigner insisting that De Sade should banned because 'shop girls might pick it up thinking it's a romance novel and be upset by it.'"

As does my post above grin

Perhaps I need a re-think.

I think that is the whole point, SolidGold - people are gob smacked that people are CHOOSING to do this. What has happened to people that they need this sort of extreme to get their kicks?

Scrap that - I KNOW what has happened to me. I have become old and pearl-clutching perhaps. Still think it's bloody wierd though.

Ok I think a grip is needed. It is not rape nor does it simulate rape. Rape is a crime and not a £3.50 add on to a Halloween shock feast. A waver was signed that stated it may be sexually explicit. If it was so bad for the girl and traumatised her so much why didn't she say the safe word?

This thread should have had a trigger warning!!!!

A trigger warning? But you're implying that it is just a lot of paid for fun and the whole thread is over the top.

SPsTombRaidingWithCliff Thu 17-Oct-13 23:57:52

Yes but rape is mentioned.

It isn't rape simulation at all. People are paying knowing what will happen to them. If they like it so what.

By the way, I suspect that the female visitor was a journalist they sent to experience the thing for herself, which may explain why she didn't use the safe word. I saw a very similar article on the Lancashire Evening News website.

AnaisHellWitch Thu 17-Oct-13 23:59:24

"Old and pearl-clutching" shock
You could well be right. This must be what happens when I forsake wine for a nice Horlicks at this time at night grin

SP, I hope the words in the hyperlink would have stopped anyone clicking on it if it was someone who needed to avoid seeing such things. I apologise if anyone has clicked on it by accident and who has been upset by it.

MardyBra Fri 18-Oct-13 00:04:25

Can somebody C&P for those who don't want to click on DM link.

MardyBra Fri 18-Oct-13 00:04:38

Sorry I missed out a please there.

Well I don't care - if it makes me old and pearl-clutching to be saddened that this is what the yoof do by way of entertainment these days, then bring on the Horlicks and pearls.

SPsTombRaidingWithCliff Fri 18-Oct-13 00:08:30

Who said it was 'the yoof'.

Its just what some people want to do. It doesn't affect anyone but them. I'm not offended by it or even see it as a rape simulation as that's not what it is.

Different people like different things. If they are paying for this experience and doing it willingly whats the issue?

SPsTombRaidingWithCliff Fri 18-Oct-13 00:09:42

mardy I tried but my phone couldn't deal with the pictures. Google the link information and see if any other articles come up. Tbh its a DM only one I think grin

m.lep.co.uk/news/scare-festival-slammed-by-rape-charities-1-6154596

I think the DM pulled it from this local paper.

MardyBra Fri 18-Oct-13 00:14:19

Thanks for looking SPs.

And thanks for the link Curly.

MardyBra Fri 18-Oct-13 00:18:04

Ok. Read it now. Sick and unacceptable imo.

AnaisHellWitch Fri 18-Oct-13 00:19:00

<offers Curly a Werther's Original>

<saves it for morning as have just brushed teeth (sensible as well as old)>

grin

HulaHooperStormTrooper Fri 18-Oct-13 00:23:10

I don't think the "attraction" is shocking but calling it rape simulation is. Because it doesn't seem to be that at all.

DontPanicMrMannering Fri 18-Oct-13 00:31:10

It's real I remember a thread on here last year from an op who had taken her kids I think? Not into the over 18 bit but the main park and found it all a bit too much. I don't think they had the sex bit in last year but lots of posters were all for the living horror movie experience.

There is also a fairly horrific campsite you can go to to be terrified and abused over a weekend too, nice.

I don't get it at all, but people know they are signing up for anything goes., I don't find the sexual element any worse than the mutilation and murder, it's all equally fucked up.

Sorry it should have read yhis thread should have a dm warning not trigger

I suppose the Rape Crisis woman is reading about the being chained down, the pillow over face, the man getting on top of you waving a dildo, and she is somehow being reminded of violent abuse towards women. Funny, that. I have no idea how those particular things made her think along those lines.

That was to Hula's post, by the way.

SPsTombRaidingWithCliff Fri 18-Oct-13 00:34:18

But I'm guessing men may be also paying for this thing too. They are also told what will happen and they sign a form. They willingly go ahead and pay for this.

Rape simulation is one thing it isn't.

Its people paying for some strange thing to happen to them for reasons only known to them.

Each to their own.

I am usually an "each to their own" kind of person. But this seems a bit different, unless it is all just being hyped up to make a story. I guess the litmus test for me is imagining how I would feel if I knew one of my children's teachers, say, had been there and enjoyed it. It would make me see them in a different light and well, lose a bit of respect for them frankly. The only women I know who have been to the scare farm things are frankly quite immature for their age and well, not the brightest (to put it bluntly) or most forthcoming with their views on things like feminist issues.

SPsTombRaidingWithCliff Fri 18-Oct-13 00:51:58

Well I wouldn't judge anyone for doing it. Doesn't affect me or anyone else.

I wouldn't change my view of a teacher because of it. It doesn't make them any less of a decent person just because they paid £3.50 for something at a scare farm, in their own time.

Going to a scare farm doesn't make you immature, not bright or have anything to do with feminist views. It is people of both sexes no doubt paying for something the were pre warned about willingly.

I see no feminist issue there.

Or mental health issues, come to that. I have a lovely friend who recently was in a mental health unit for a few weeks. The whole "pretend you're a mental patient" for entertainment is also something I have a problem with.

No, I am sorry, but I just don't get it at all.

Off to bed now muttering to self about people's warped idea of fun....

SPsTombRaidingWithCliff Fri 18-Oct-13 00:53:55

There are many horror films around insane asylums and 'mental patients' that's why its there.

Just because you don't get it doesn't mean purple who willingly go are wrong

And people can go out and so all sorts of things willingly and knowingly but it doesn't make it alright. Getting so shitfaced every time they go on a night out that they end up in the gutter, getting arrested or taken to hospital. Done knowingly and willingly but I can still express dismay that people choose to behave like that as their idea of a good night out.

Anyway, I know what you're saying, SP, free country and all that. It just doesn't sit at all right with me, that's all. I will never "get it" and I am glad about that.

SPsTombRaidingWithCliff Fri 18-Oct-13 00:59:02

Still doesn't make them wrong though. As stated its not something I would do but if others willingly do it so what.

£3.50 for 3 minutes is bit expensive though.

pixiepotter Fri 18-Oct-13 08:28:46

I can't see the problem, if that's what floats your boat, why not?
WE kep getting the argument that 'it is just not right' , which is utterly meaningless.

Doubtfuldaphne Fri 18-Oct-13 09:15:19

It's very bdsm
People would pay a lot more to have this done by a dominatrix
I would be terrified going to that part of of the 'theme park' but the rest looks fun!

Theodorakiss Fri 18-Oct-13 09:19:20

The most shocking thing is the readers comments. Bastards.

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

BrokenSunglasses Fri 18-Oct-13 09:38:42

It sounds disgusting to me, but there are attractions that are based on people's fear of being injured or are based on murder such as murder mystery weekends. No one says those things are degrading or trivialising murder.

I don't think this is any worse just because it's got sexual violence in it, and as distasteful as it is, I think adults should be allowed to get cheap thrills in whatever way they want as long as its legal and doesn't harm anyone else.

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Happiestinwellybobs Fri 18-Oct-13 09:45:52

Exactly what I was about to say BeerTricks. They've obviously needed to do something extreme to compete.

It's not my cup of tea at all. Wouldn't go to a place like this at all as I am a sensitive sort, but I do think this part of the attraction is totally unnecessary. I can't understand why someone would want to go through that ordeal at all.

mignonette Fri 18-Oct-13 09:51:07

They'd get the shock of their lives if somebody who is breakaway and C+R trained went in (Like I am). I'd instinctively react and it would not be nice for them.

Seriously though. This is getting more and more ridiculous. Where will this end? And how does this make the enacter feel? In the long run it is going to have a negative effect upon them.

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Preciousbane Fri 18-Oct-13 09:58:36

I find it deeply offensive but also wonder what will happen if someone when they are being partially suffocated has a heart attack or some other serious reaction. Being held down will make adrenalin kick, in what happens if they seriously injure the person playing the attacker if they go in to survival mode. I'm sure disclaimers must be signed but utterly bizarre and awful. Sexual assault should never be used as entertainment.

fluffyraggies Fri 18-Oct-13 10:03:32

Speaking of reacting violently to the Scarer - DH and i took our teen DD3 plus her best friend to a Dr Fright Nights halloween event last year (it was fab! no physical touching by the scarers, just an assault on the senses grin) but anyway - half way round the zomie invasion attraction DDs BF carate chopped a zombie on the head out of sheer hysteria! She as mortified and apologised. Zombie shuffled away - but kept his zombie composure. I think they must be prep'd in some way for the public's possible occasional extreme reaction.

As for the attraction in question - i'm on the fence.

''They said it was up to visitors whether they entered and they must sign a disclaimer before taking part, stating they know they will be manhandled, it will be sexually explicit and a bag may be put over them.''

^ this seems like fair warning to me. Weather or not an adult ^should want to be scared in this way or not is hard to call.

fluffyraggies Fri 18-Oct-13 10:04:55

italics fail.

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

SPsTombRaidingWithCliff Fri 18-Oct-13 10:49:42

I've never actually heard of a scare farm. I went to York Dungeon and that scared me enough grin

I wouldn't pick this extra bit. They are told what will happen so they decide whether they want to go through with it.

I find it more worrying that posters are describing people who simply don't share their opinions as 'thick and immature and Not Proper Feminists.'

CassCade Fri 18-Oct-13 22:39:45

Don't believe this is real. The place is real, but the story in the Daily Mail, I just don't believe. Who would pay to be "pretend raped??" If you really enjoy S&M / bondage, you're hardly going to go looking for it in a crappy looking farm-themed park with a "Mrs.Dowson's farmyard animal" sign and a garden shed.

Nice, SolidGold. Up to your usual tricks of twisting someone's words to suit your own agenda.

Why I feel the need to defend myself I really don't know, but if you'd read my posts properly you will have understood that I know only a few (3 actually) who have visited those places who seem to be of that ilk. I assumed they would have enjoyed it for what it was in its simplest terms without thinking of any deeper issues involved - ie. they saw it as just a bit of a laugh. I did NOT say that therefore EVERYONE who visits is stupid - how can I claim that with a sample of, ooooh - 3?

Ooh, you goady fucker, you! [we need a [frustrated "aargh!"] emoticon, MN! grin

SPsTombRaidingWithCliff Fri 18-Oct-13 23:26:17

Cass Its not pretend rape. This is consensual tying up. They willingly go in.

It is nothing like rape.

You see, what I don't get is the sexual element combined with the horror Movie set in a mental hospital thing.

I GET how some people are into dom/sub sex slave stuff on private or a club - it's purely a sex thing, but it's not an added attraction you're going to find tucked into the corner by the scariest rides in Alton Towers. It has a SEPARATE place which makes it perfectly acceptable to me.

It's this combining the two things and tagging it onto a relatively mainstream entertainment venue which unnerves me, I think. It's like putting a pole-dancing pole into a mainstream nightclub - just not necessary. If you want pole dancing go to a lap dancing club. If you want a bit of sub/Dom titillation, go and join a private club somewhere designed for it.

Yes they willingly go in but I don't see how a warning that is sexually explicit and they will be manhandled = tied to a bed with a bag in your head and being shown a sex toy and asked if you want. It in your mouth or fucking arse ?

I truly can't see how people can be aware of what to expect ?
A d to film and stream it to onlookers is horrible

SPsTombRaidingWithCliff Fri 18-Oct-13 23:58:31

They willingly go in with a warning of what to expect. If they still go in after that then that's totally up to them.

Horror films influence Halloween attractions. They also want to be as scary as possible to beat competition. Not much more terrifying than that tbh.

There's no sexual assault or rape occurring.

Ok, so what beats this next year in the scariness stakes then? My imagination is running riot as to what they might come up with.

zippey Sat 19-Oct-13 00:49:29

This looks fantastic! I love horror, but like sky diving or bungee I think I'd be too afraid to do it. Looks like fun though. The trailer had elements of Hellraiser!

I would agree that the words "sexually explicit" should be put in the description, if it will make everyone happy.

However, if you are into Horror and Cult Horror, especially the type of Films that are on the Horror Channel, you know exactly what to expect.

My consultant visited this park, he also serves in the Forces, I am not going to say much more but he has the build of Ross Kemp, is trained in combat ( and I most definitely would ;) ). So people who are trained in C&R ( i am so is my eldest DD), go regularly.

The problem is that the world and his wife are attending these events and dragging their friends along, if they left us, die hard, Horror/Gore/Cult fans to it, then there would be no pearl clutches to report back, wailing how society is going down the pan and how humanity is going to hell on a hand cart.

In most Cult films, Men and Women are equally tortured/assaulted, if that's not what you are into, that's your business, some if us are. We are still mentally well and have respect for others etc, we just like fantasy, that has a dark side.

This attraction isn't about BDSM, it is old school cult horror.

Farmaggedon is my local one, so I have been going every year, since it opened ( as well as travelling to go to them all), part of the fun, is spotting the Movie references and themes.

If it isn't what you are into, there are plenty of other lesser events, Lantern Parades etc that you can attend.

Ok, so what beats this next year in the scariness stakes then? My imagination is running riot as to what they might come up with.

I don't just want to be chased by men with chain saws, I want Pigment with chain saws, preferably all over 12 stone and 6 ft (as follows on from Squeal ), a midget one should also be present.

More from Silent Hill, I think it is under used. It is a shame that chasing people through farm fields has stopped because if injuries.

I like walking through my local country park on the dark ( and when camping) because I can picture the fear when I watch horror, more. I was part of the campaign to keep it

Sorry, finger slipped.

To keep the park unlit.

Thinking about it, I think that it is better to indulge in total make believe, than some of the Murder Mystery's etc that I have attended, based on real life events, even if they were over a hundred years ago.

I have gone to the re-enactment of court hearings and when I have thought about them later, have wondered if the sentencing of desperate people and children, should ever be used as entertainment.

DoubleLifeIsALifeHalved Sat 19-Oct-13 01:36:16

I think it's horrific... Mostly because of its low price, accessibility and not sure if people really know what they're signing up for.

I can imagine alot of ways that someone ends up doing this unaware how very like a sexual assault they are acting out. And ends up very upset and damaged.

The shock element seems part of it and that's the riskiest thing about it as far as I'm concerned.

DP and I had wanted to go to that Horror Camp Live (same company AtmosFEAR) a year or 2 ago but changed our minds after reading this part of the terms and conditions:

"During Horror Camp LIVE! you may be forcibly handled, moved, bound, hooded, chained and subjected to simulated torture by our scareactors. You may witness strong offensive verbal language and graphic simulated sexual activity including the use of sex toys, extreme violence and gore, extended displays of imitation bodily fluids, simulated urination and full nudity.

And

Once the experience begins you will not be able to leave the campsite...

I'm not surprised they have moved on to this. I do think they make it pretty clear what you are getting yourself in for though.

I agree with Birds though, I have die hard horror/gore fan (just like me but In real life I scare too easily) friends who would love this. Just because it would be like being inside a movie. If it was just left to them (and those who read any disclaimers properly) then there probably wouldn't be any problems.

kali110 Sun 20-Oct-13 11:46:15

Havent got a problem with this at all.
I wouldnt personally go but wouldnt judge anyone who would, my partner would prob love it.
I have mh problems but im not offended by it.
Some of the best horror films are about asylums!

SpookyRestingFace Sun 20-Oct-13 12:10:22

They've been doing similar in the US for a few years now, article about one guy's experience here.

soontobeburns Sun 20-Oct-13 15:29:02

I think It sounds great and I dont agree with the simulated rape, again because surely if you go in, for it you want the experience.

I watched horror movies last night before bed and happened to have "nightmares" last night. I bloody loved them and didn't wanna wake up.

So if I could get a nightmare/horror movie experience, here I would be there.

Im going on a paranormal tour and a murder mystery over Halloween and I cant wait. I love feeling fear.

Worriednamechange Tue 22-Oct-13 03:01:59

I do know someone who went in knowing that it was stuff of a sexually menacing nature.
She's very young and dare I say it, easily led by a crowd and went in after being encouraged and egged on by others. She had to go alone and amongst the things the paper describes, was made to put her fingers on a mans bum hole.
She describes it only as being beyond words and doesn't want to talk about it.

By implying that ape scenarios can be 'harmless fun' belittles to trauma of rape.

Sick puppies is all I have to say

Sinful1 Tue 22-Oct-13 03:27:34

Didn't use the safe word though :/

Not really sure you can complain if you can say stop at anytime but choose not to

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