Take the Halloween Tour at the Mad Hatter's Shop of Horrors
With Halloween only one sleep away, we've a spine-tingling virtual tour for you this week. A hideaway at the top of The Mad Hatter Joke & Fancy Dress shop holds a display of gruesome and ghoulish goods perfect for scaring the hell out of your friends this Saturday.
Not for the faint-hearted, one of the UK's largest displays of horror paraphernalia can be found here.
Doorway to Hell
A massive shop crammed full of every imaginable fancy dress costume and accessory, The Mad Hatter is a magnet for fun-loving party-goers. However, look closely and amongst the myriad of brightly coloured masks, wigs, costumes, party goods and jokes on the ground floor, you'll spot an ancient wooden door tucked away at the side.
Watched over by a skeletal creature and leading into a dusky recess beyond, it's the gateway to the most amazing little shop of horrors.
Enter at your own risk through the door into The Mad Hatter's Halloween and Horror section. Get past Frankenstein to your right and a narrow winding staircase leads you to the dimly lit corridor at the top. Winding around the banisters, creeping across the walls and hanging from the ceiling above, are all kinds of gruesome decorations fresh from your worst nightmares.
Venture further along the passageway and peek behind the doorways to take in the gory and ghoulish scenes which lie within. A spectre-fest of mummies, skeletons, rodents, witches, and the random body part or two.
When your eyes have seen enough, let the crimson lighting beyond draw you through to the shop. Here, you can buy just about anything that the most macabre Halloween mind can conjure up. Grisly make-up and masks which will turn you into a zombie, werewolf or Hannibal Lecter for the night, watch you from every wall. Huge, oversized arachnids hang overhead and life-size sinister creatures meet your eye.
Things that Go Bump in the Night
And the fright-night fun doesn't finish here. One final wooden staircase beckons. Tread with trepidation as you ascend to the deepest, darkest eaves of this 350-year old - reputedly haunted - building where two final chilling scenes await. A pinnacle of hair-raising horror to 'enjoy' before quickly making your way back down to civilization and the reassuring bright lights of the shop below.
Whether it's a little light horror you're looking for, or hands-down, all-out screaming terror, we can't think of a more appropriate place to be this Halloween. You might want to keep a track of the time, though. After all, you don't want to get locked in after dark....
Find The Mad Hatter at 42 Princes Street, Yeovil, Somerset BA20 1EQ, call them on 01935 471545 or order from their huge range of stock online at www.madhattersjokeshop.com
. They're on Twitter at @TheMadHatterJS
and Facebook at facebook.com/FancyDressHireShop
Date: 30 October 2015
Author: The 360 Company