Tourist attractions pair up for horror teaser

Scare Kingdom Scream Park, one of Lancashire’s top horror attractions, filmed its 2015 Halloween event trailer at the iconic Towneley Hall in Burnley.

Scare Kingdom Townley HallOnce home to Francis Towneley, the last person to be hanged, drawn and quartered in Britain, more recently it played host to some of the most sinister characters the parks creators have thought up yet.

Now owned by Burnley Borough Council following five centuries as home to one of Britain’s most eclectic and interesting families, the 400 acres of parkland and the Towneley Hall Museum provided a hauntingly beautiful backdrop to help one of the UK’s top scream parks create their teaser for their main event of the year taking place across the Halloween Season.

Jason Karl, chief creative executive of Scare Kingdom Scream Park, said: “When we were choosing locations to film our trailer, Towneley Hall was a no-brainer. The stunning backdrops combined with the thrilling tales to be told of the building’s past make it perfect for us. There’s a haunting, yet truly fascinating quality to the venue that make it one of Lancashire’s gems.”

Now one of the county's top tourist attractions, Towneley Hall recently housed Chandelier of Lost Earrings, an art installation dubbed ‘the nation's favourite’ by National Lottery Awards.

Alongside the aforementioned Francis Towneley, the building has also been home to Richard Towneley, a pioneer of meteorology and a founder of the Greenwich Observatory, Charles Towneley, one of the UK’s most prolific antique collectors and namesake of the British Museum gallery of the same title, as well as General James Yorke-Short, the man who led the successful charge of Heary Brigade at Balaclava during the Crimean War. Scare Kingdom Scream Park’s trailer will be released summer 2015, with teasers being released across social media beforehand. The next event to take over the park will be Horror Camp Live, Europe’s first overnight horror experience, which is in it’s fourth year at Scare Kingdom Scream Park and runs on selected weekends between May and September.