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Things Are Getting Seriously Freaky In Luna Park This Halloween With Supernatural Horror Mazes

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If you’re tired of bottomless brunches and other cheery events that blatantly refuse to include satanic rituals, then you’re in luck. Luna Park is getting right into the spooky season with Halloscream. And it’s gonna be as wonderfully hellish as it sounds.

For five nights, the gates to the underworld will open and Sydney’s favourite amusement park will be taken over by the undead. Anyone brave enough to enter will face ghosts, satanic rituals and murderous cults, and navigate their way through three immersive horror mazes filled with all kinds of supernatural.

Each maze tells a horror story, which you’ll unravel as you explore. In Yōkai, you’ll be plunged into the world of Japanese horror folklore. Encounter a faceless ghost (Noppera-bō), slit-mouthed woman (Kuchisake-onna), bathroom ghost (Hanako-san) and a terrifying dog-like yōkai demon (Okuri-inu).

You’ll face off against a gang of Aussie bandits from the 1800s in Outlaw, and (try to) escape a derelict hospital when the crazed Nurse Brenda goes on a possessed, blood-spattering rampage in Ward 13.

A cult is holding a girl hostage inside Luna Park’s Mirror Maze, and it’s your job to find her and uncover the truth about the cult’s evil séances. It’ll also be one of your last chances to explore Luna Park’s Mystery Manor, home to the mad Doctor Hoffmeister, before it closes in November.

If that’s all a bit much for you, you can get tickets to a special screening of Studio Ghibli’s Spirited Away.

Halloscream is turning the amusement park into an immortal underworld on October 25, 26, 31 and November 1, 2. You can get tickets here, which also get you unlimited rides on the night.

(Lead image: Luna Park / supplied)