At Scare Addicts, we’re very keen to dig a bit deeper into the world of scare attractions rather than just reviewing events so we decided to shoot some questions over to Twins of Evil. Their upcoming attraction, Valley Nightmares, piqued our interest so we thought we’d find out a little more about it!
Tell us who Twins of Evil Attractions are and what you do.
So all this is new to us!
Just a pair of mates who love Halloween and are looking to create attractions every Halloween!
Last year was our first “test”, very low budget haunt and we held it in one of our own homes, with a small turnout of about forty plus friends and family, and the suggestion to take it further has taken us to one of only three Grade A* listed churches in the whole of the UK. Working alongside a company called Rhondda Resurgents, Twins of Evil Attractions make no profit from our events and all funds raised are put towards the restoration of our venue.
This year is huge for us as we are trying to get into the business of it all and spending our own money to create something for the community of the Rhondda Valleys! It has a huge history and we are trying to bring the myths and stories to life!
Tell us about Valley Nightmares and what made you come up with the idea? What should scare fans expect from it?
Our idea stems from an old wives’ tale; a young girl of eight years old enters the chapel, never to be seen again. We have a huge imagination and thought how can we take it further? Without giving too much away ‘Valley Nightmares’ can be summed up with “nightmares begin as children”. You can expect to be taken on a wild journey through your own imagination, there is only so much we can fit into a chapel, I think we have covered every corner!
Apart from your own (obviously!), what are some of your favourite scare attractions and why?
Personally I do enjoy Halloween Horror Nights (HHN) at Universal Studios; of course if you have the funds you can do anything! I did enjoy Screamland (‘Final Cut’ & ‘Dead and Breakfast’) during my visit to ScareCON which was my first year making contacts to help further my experience! And every single home haunt I have visited, Halloween is about the season to me, not the money!
What’s your scariest memory in a haunt?
I suppose it would be back at HHN 20 back in 2010. My wife and I entered ‘Hades: The Gates of Ruin’, this was loosely based on mythical beasts (Cyclops, Medusa etc.), a Cyclops appeared from around the corner once we entered, totally unknown, and out of nowhere my wife grips the wall and screams and I’m screaming like a little girl… This guy was huge!
Out of five, how scary would you rate Valley Nightmares?
We have tried to keep to a happy medium, we have no idea who will turn up to our event and we don’t really want to turn anyone away. I’d give it 3 out of 5.
If you had an unlimited budget, what would you want to make?
We have spoken about this numerous amounts of times and we both enjoyed the idea of creating the scene from nightmare on elm Street where the room rotates to allow a ridiculous amount of blood to pour onto the “ceiling”… Don’t ask what Freddy film… I have not got a clue … Think it was number one.
In five words, how would you describe Valley Nightmares?
Church… Nobody hears you scream.
Thanks to Twins of Evil for taking time out of what’s undoubtedly a busy time to chat with us!
Valley Nightmares takes place at the Ebenezer Church, Tonypandy, CF40 1AR on the 29th October, running from 17:30 to 22:00.
Tickets cost £2.50 online (here: https://twinsofevilattractions.yapsody.com/) or £3 on the door.
And you can also follow Twins of Evil at https://www.facebook.com/Twinsofevilattractions.