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Halloween Uncut - London Dungeon

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

ON FRIDAY, October 13, 2006, the London Dungeon launches Halloween Uncut – three weeks of ‘freakishly frightening fun’, ending on October 31, Halloween itself.

Running throughout the period will be a terrifying addition to the Dungeon – an extra scary Halloween show. Those unlucky enough to be selected will be taken to the cave of the Soothsayer, a deranged crone who uses her dark powers to predict the fate of those around her.

The Dungeon is also launching a rather unusual appeal… for pumpkins! Any child bringing a carved pumpkin to donate to the Dungeon will be granted free entry. As Attraction Manager Colin Thomas explained:

“As the home of Halloween we always make sure that the Dungeon is extra scary and that the visitors get the most out of their experience. However, it is always hard to get our hands on enough pumpkins and in recent years they have also had a habit of disappearing from the Dungeon which has led to our rather unusual offer to customers.”

And he added: “We are determined to make this year’s Halloween at the Dungeon the best and scariest ever and we’re all really excited about welcoming the Soothsayer and giving our visitors a Halloween experience to remember.”

Tapping into everyone’s fascination for gore and rubber-necking tendencies, the London Dungeon brings more than 2,000 years of gruesomely authentic history back to life (and death) by delving into the darkest chapters of the capital’s grim and bloody past.

Visitors can experience a short back and sides with the new for 2006 Sweeney Todd: Demon Barber of Fleet Street attraction; brave the Traitor Boat Ride to Hell, find their way out of the Labyrinth of the Lost, Europe’s largest mirror maze; and run the gauntlet escaping Jack the Ripper, The Great Plague and The Great Fire of London!

You have been warned……