Busch Gardens Tampa has revealed the new sinister force that is descending upon the park for 19 select nights during Howl-O-Scream 2015.
To bring new horrors to life, Busch Gardens has joined forces with award-winning filmmaker Robin Cowie, producer of the “Blair Witch Project” to tell the story of Howl-O-Scream’s newest haunted house – Unearthed: Scarlett’s Revenge.
Scarlett is the event’s icon, described as “a village healer who turned to dark magic to avenge her husband’s killers. As her powers grew, she was hunted, trapped and buried alive deep beneath the park…but has now been Unearthed to summon terror on unsuspecting guests.”
The new haunted maze will take place in a “centuries-old house filled with secrets, and terror awaits all who dare to enter as Scarlett summons demons and collects body parts to reincarnate her dead husband.”
Cowie and his team spent months working onsite at the parks to shoot teaser videos and work on the physical elements of terror for guests to this year’s Howl-O-Scream.
In addition to this one new haunted house, a few favorites are returning: Dead Fall: Thirst for Blood, Zombie Containment Unit 15, Death Water Bayou, The BASEMENT, Circus of Superstition: The Last Laugh, and Zombie Mortuary.
The popular Fiends show will be back as well as a dance party at Club Unearthed.
Freaky Preview returns this year and will open Howl-O-Scream 2015 on Friday, Sept. 25 and Saturday, Sept. 26.
The event then runs Thursday through Saturday nights, Oct. 1 – 31, and select Sunday nights, Oct. 18 and 25. Operating event hours are 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.