Halloween is a time to scream-typically out of sheer terror. But down under, the screaming is happening for entirely different reasons. At Fright Nights at the Warner Bros. Movie World theme park in Oxenford, Australia, the gasps and screams are happening as much from terror as it is from other forms of excitement.
Because, you see, there’s a lot of shirtless, muscled people running around as part of the park’s Fright Night Experiences. And yes, they are wearing masks and yes they are covered in blood, but these-for lack of a better word-hunks are drawing crowds of very expressive admirers. In a few viral TikToks all with over one million likes, the reaction to these guys can be seen below:The Fright Nights experience features mazes, rides, panic rooms, and four different theme precincts. A lot of the starring muscled monsters seem to originate from the Inferno precinct, where “murderers, psychopaths and monsters flood the street with intense scares and non-stop horror action,” according to the Fright Nights website.
There has been so much established thirst for these haunting hunks that fan edits have even been produced. It’s not even a singular phenomenon at the Aussie theme park. Over here in the US at Hersheypark Halloween, a cult following has developed around one of the park’s recurring characters as well.
Fryboy, a tall person with maudlin clown makeup and a propensity for sliding unnaturally long distances on his knees, has guests feeling weak on their own legs.So, it seems these horror nights offer a bit of something for everyone-whether you’re looking to be scared or otherwise entertained. Just remember, no matter your reason for attending, always be respectful of the performers-they are there to do a job!
Opheli Garcia Lawler is a Staff Writer on the News team at Thrillist. She holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Journalism from NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. She’s worked in digital media for seven years, and before working at Thrillist, she wrote for Mic, The Cut, The Fader, Vice, and other publications. Follow her on Twitter @opheligarcia and Instagram @opheligarcia.
Mexican restaurant chain Mad Mex has dropped a new protein, and it’s one of the most popular street foods in Mexico.
Enter, Chicken Al Pastor. It’s traditionally made with pork and grilled on a spinning rotisserie with a pineapple sitting a top, but Mad Mex has put its own spin on it, serving chicken bathed in an Al Pastor marinade with a touch of juicy pineapple.
You can order the protein-packed filling in your favourite burrito, bowl, quesadilla, nachos, or in a taco.
As always, these things are here for a good time, not a long time. Pop into your local Mad Mex restaurant, order delivery or through the Mad Mex app today.