Competition now Closed!
Thank you to all that entered.
Our Day Pass winners are Marnie & Emma Martin.
Our night passes go out to Juliet Robertson, Steve Ritter, Janella Willett and Bianca MacAuley.
Do you dare?
You are driving up a long dark lonely road. Not even the light of the moon and stars can be seen through the dense tree top canopy. The sun sank behind the hills hours ago leaving the air cold and damp. What was that on the side of the road!? “Did you see that?!”. No one speaks a word. A sense of foreboding drifts over you.
Will any of you survive this night?
Evilcorp Haunted Attractions Australia invites you and your friends to experience your very own ‘Hillbilly Slasher’ horror movie! The Cedar Creek Slasher is a live, interactive maze filled with terrifying creatures and murderous cannibal hillbillies that will scare, excite and entertain you this October! Visit their facebook page to find out more.
There are two time slots each on the weekend of October 23rd and 24th, and on October 30th and 31st. Plus for the kids (and the faint of heart) there is a special daytime event on Halloween only! Tickets are selling fast so get in quickly.
How do I win this epic prize? I hear you ask.
To enter check out our list of the Tragic Team's all time fave horror flicks, and vote for your fave in the comments to enter. Contest is open to all entrants able to attend this event in Brisbane on either 30th or 31st October 2015. Comments are moderated to prevent spam and will be made live regularly. Contest runs until Wednesday 28th October 4pm AEST and winner will be announced on this blog and emailed directly, so check the blog and ensure you use a legit email address to enter. You can only enter once. Share with a friend so they can take you with them!
If you want the daytime tickets only please specify in your comment. All tickets otherwise drawn randomly.
Our fave horror flicks for Halloween
Why we love it: Stanley Kubrick's horror classic is a longtime fave Halloween flick because it's one of the few that has withstood the test of time and always brings on an involuntary shiver. Though there have been many 'crazy guy with an axe hunts down everyone else locked inside with him' films since, this one still manages to get under your skin like nothing but the original can.
Best scene: Rivers of blood pouring out of the elevator.
Why we love it: Here at Tragic HQ we love anything Tim Burton, but Beetlejuice has that right combo of macabre, funny, and outstanding fashion that makes it a cult classic for us.
Best scene: Shrunken head in the Netherworld waiting room.
Why we love it: The storyline is simple, linear and doesn't waver - family buys house built over old burial ground, hijinks ensue. Its beauty is it never tried to pack in too much irrelevant action, but rather build up the tension a bit at a time until everyone is running, screaming, and leaving strongly worded voicemails to their real estate agent.
Best scene: That creepy clown that was there and then it wasn't. It's always the clown.
She never sleeps...
Why we love it: Many tout the Japanese original as the ultimate in horror, but the remake has more than enough scare factor and supernatural creep to be enjoyed by horror enthusiasts. It was the first American remake of a Japanese horror classic and paved the way for the many that came after.
Best scene: The well and what comes out of it /shudder.
That'll do pig, that'll do.
Why we love it: This movie is an epic combination of kick-ass action, humour, and heartwearming feels. It also teaches us the essential rules to surviving in a zombie apocalypse. Always double tap.
Best scene: Meeting Bill Murray.
They're all gonna laugh at you
Why we love it: Carrie is the ultimate mean girls revenge flick, and the dark creepiness of the film has withstood the test of time thanks to Stephen King's ability to create truly disturbing imagery. Carrie's telekenetic power wreaks havoc at the prom after she reaches the limit of her patience to smile politely in the face of extreme cruelty.
Best scene: Pigs blood at the prom, of course!
Silence of the Lambs
I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti
Why we love it: Anthony Hopkins portrayed probably the best psychopath we've ever seen on film and delivers every line with terrifying calmness and charisma. You can't help but like him despite his favourite pasttime.
Best scene: It puts the lotion in the basket... that scene when we finally realise what that guy is doing with all that skin.
Lynda, if this is a joke I'll kill you!
Why we love it: The 1978 Halloween is probably the father of all slashers. Its creepiness comes from its elegance which in our opinion makes it a work of art and well worth rewatching every year on its namesake day.
Best scene: Watching young Michael Myer's first kill through the eyes of his halloween mask.
Cabin in the Woods
How hard is it to kill a bunch of 9 year olds?
Why we love it: Finally a horror movie that explains horror movies! If you avoided the spoilers you thought it was a typical teens in the woods supernatural slasher flick, then realised you were so, so wrong.
Best scene: The motorbike scene for reals.
It's not the house that is haunted, it's your son...
Why we love it: It's a classic haunted house horror but with a twist that makes the original Insidious - and its sequels - high on the must-watch list. Investigating the source of creepy music from the basement rarely ends well, and Insidious does this kind of suspenseful horror brilliantly.
Best scene: Tip toe through the window...
So to win this ultimate Halloween horror experience, just comment below with your confirmation that you can make the date of 30th or 31st October 2015 in Tamborine, your vote from our faves and if you want to win a day scare or the full nighttime experience!
Contest is open to all entrants able to attend this event in Tamborine near Brisbane and the Gold Coast, on either 30th or 31st October 2015. Comments are moderated to prevent spam and will be made live regularly. Contest runs until Wednesday 28th October 4pm AEST and winner will be announced on this blog and emailed directly, so check the blog and ensure you use a legit email address to enter. You can only enter once. Share with a friend so they can take you with them!