Details ‘Unearthed’ for Howl-O-Scream 2015 at Busch Gardens
During Howl-O-Scream this year, a sinister force has been unearthed, descending on Busch Gardens Tampa for 19 select nights in Tampa.
This year, Busch Gardens joins forces with award-winning horror filmmaker Robin Cowie, producer of the Blair Witch Project, to unearth an unimaginable evil.
In Howl-O-Scream’s newest haunted house, Unearthed: Scarlett’s Revenge, Cowie and his team of storytellers crafted a dark new tale of Scarlett, a village healer who turned to dark magic to avenge her husband’s killers. As her powers grew, she was hunted, trapped and buried alive deep beneath the park … but has now been Unearthed to summon terror on unsuspecting guests.
Guest venture into a mysterious centuries-old house filled with secrets, and terror awaits all who dare to enter as Scarlett summons demons and collects body parts to reincarnate her dead husband.
Here’s a look inside:
Some of the most demented houses are back this year by popular demand, but with horrifying new twists:
• Dead Fall: Thirst for Blood – Humans and plants entwine with an insatiable thirst for human blood, as guests attempt to escape the nightmare that has taken over this Victorian garden and greenhouse.
• Zombie Containment Unit 15: Moving Targets – Armed with only a Z.E.D. (Zombie Eradication Device), guests must hold off an undead mob in this interactive zombie hunting experience.
• Death Water Bayou – Deep in the bayou the Voodoo Queen transforms wanderers into her evil servants. Those who enter must escape her dark magic before falling victim to her spell.
• The Basement – Momma’s Meats’ award-winning recipe has always been a family affair that’s only created in The Basement. Guests must escape before becoming the secret ingredient.
• Circus of Superstition: The Last Laugh – A lifetime of avoiding black cats and sidewalk cracks won’t save guests from this house, as the bad luck of childhood superstitions catches up with them in new demented ways.
• Zombie Mortuary – Led by their queen, zombies infest this small town funeral home and satisfy their hunger with fresh flesh and brains.
In addition to the horror-filled houses, guests can also brave thrill rides in the dark, including North America’s tallest freestanding drop tower Falcon’s Fury and Florida’s first and only triple-launch coaster Cheetah Hunt.
Freaky food and drinks are also served with Howl-O-Scream’s signature show, Fiends. Diners enjoy a buffet, show and an additional hour of front-of-the-line access to select haunted houses. And, the party continues through the night at Club Unearthed, where guests enjoy liquid courage and pulse-pounding music.
Freaky Preview returns this year and will open Howl-O-Scream 2015 on Sept. 25 and 26. The event then runs Thursday through Saturday nights, Oct. 1 – 31, and select Sunday nights, Oct. 18 and 25. Operating event hours are 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Howl-O-Scream 2015 is a separately ticketed night event. No costumes are allowed. For more information, visit HowlOScream.com.
I purchased 4 three park tickets at this time of year thinking the experience would be better than during tourist season. I was so wrong. The three day weekend turned into most of the time spent in long lines and rides shut down. The staff’s comment was “well its flotida, it rains, what do you expect?” After spending over 1000 dollars between tickets, rooms, rental car and fuel, it was like a smack in the face. Thanks for making us as florida residents like idiots.
Timothy and Anna Potts