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Screamplexx Cinema

Thorpe Park Fright Nights

A chance to take the weight off and watch a terrifying short film in Thorpe's Halloween cinema.

Theme ParkThorpe Park
Park AreaAngry Birds Land
TypeCinema
AudienceThrillseekers
SeasonFright Nights
Debuted2018
Screamplexx Cinema

Screamplexx Cinema

Taking over Angry Birds 4D for Fright Nights is the Screamplexx Cinema. It is billed on the signs as a 4D film show featuring horror film shorts, and that may or may not be your experience - it wasn't mine!

The whole thing was rather bizarre. We entered the cinema, seeing a member of staff already sitting in a seat right in the centre. Once everyone was settled, another staff member welcomed everybody to the film show. She pointed out the seated guy, apparently a dummy that people were encouraged to take selfies with for some not very convincing or well explained reason. She then went on to explain that the film wasn't actually in 4D at all. It was an independently produced short film, "so it doesn't have a Hollywood budget" ... she seemed to be actively trying to play it down and encouraging the audience not to expect to much.

Finally once she was done, the film started. It was actually not bad - possibly a little bit arty for some of the audience members, but an entertaining enough ten minutes. As the lights came up at the end, depressing woman was back for more bizarreness as she explained that the dummy wasn't a dummy after all and was actually a real staff member, so we should give him a round of applause for sitting still. Erm, yeah, still no real idea what all that was about. A few years ago, the building hosted Carnival of the Bizarre over Fright Nights. I think they may have left her behind...