Lights On of Tour Horrorwood Studios in Germany
[Warning: viewer discretion is advised. Some scenes in this video feature elements and visuals found inside a traditional haunted house.]
And now, the full story can be told.
“It’s really bad,” Manuel Prossotowicz says with authority. The director of marketing and sales with Movie Park Germany smiles with a twinkle in his eye when happily describing the terror awaiting visitors inside the attraction’s “Project Ningyo” haunted house this season.
Movie Park Germany’s Halloween Horror Festival is known across Europe for the time and effort invested into transforming the park into “Horrorwood Studios” (as the park is called after dark), during its annual autumn special event. Now in its 23rd season, the theme park prides itself on the high level of detail, immersive storytelling, and elevated production values that draw guests from not only Germany, but also The Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg. In fact, the event proves so popular, operating nights stretch past Halloween.
As Horrorwood Studios opens for the final time in 2021, the story of how the “Project Ningyo” haunted house came together is ready to be shared. Prossotowicz, who also serves as a leader of the Halloween event, leads IAAPA News Managing Editor Scott Fais through the house—who in return provides a front row seat—during a lights-on tour.
In this story, haunted attraction operators around the world will:
- Learn the benefits of creating a deep storyline
- Discover Movie Park Germany’s design philosophy for haunted attractions
- Go behind-the-scenes of the costume shop
- Hear how human resources hires actors and entertainment trains them in “Actor College," as 70% of the event's staff returns from one season to the next.
- Become familiar with best practices to use when initiating a scare
Warning: viewer discretion is advised. Some scenes in this video feature elements and visuals found inside a traditional haunted house.