With the Halloween season fast approaching, there’s probably no better way to get into the holiday spirit than hunting a werewolf in the a pitch black forest of Droitwitch, near Birmingham, along with seven terrified friends.
In the last year or so, zombies have dominated the monster charts, but for this year’s Halloween, the folks at Chillisauce.co.uk have decided to give the all but forgotten werewolf a chance to strike fear into the hearts of men, in their Overnight Werewolf Hunting Experience. If you were watching movies like Underworld, and wondered what it would be like to hunt one of these furry creatures on their on turf, wonder no more, because now you ca experience it first hand, just by heading over to Droitwitch, England, for a real-life overnight event. Here’s the background story for the big night: “Deep in the heart of the countryside, near Birmingham, Farmers have reported unusual losses of livestock, and missing person reports are flooding the local papers. Rumors surfaced of a Special Ops team disappearing 24 months ago – the only clues left were a garbled radio message, and a mangled corpse.” It’s up to you and your teammates to succeed where other have failed – take on the cunning and fierce werewolf and try to outwit him.
You’ll arrive at the Overnight Werewolf Experience site at 2000hrs. You’ll get a warm soup and a sandwich to regain your strength after the long trip there, then it’s time for a short safety briefing and getting geared up. Before you’re pitted against the deadly monster, you and your other seven terrified friends will receive a crash course in basic military training – procedures and weapons training that will hopefully save your life. You’ll learn how to use automatic weapons, handguns and pump-action shotguns, lay out explosive booby traps, utilizing pressure pads and trip wires, and various other tools to help you live through the night. After you’ve completed your training it’s time to head into the night and look for the werewolf.
If you survive the initial scouring part of the hunt, you’ll be faced with the biggest challenge of your mission – werewolves attack your fortified position and you have to hold out long enough to secure the silver bullets needed to take them out permanently. Chances of survival are slim, but if you use what you were taught during the training you have a shot. The Overnight Werewolf Hunting Experience will end at about 2.00 am, and you can get back to your accommodation to get some sleep, or you can stay up and discuss the mission, have a drink and watch a movie. A full English breakfast is included the next day, before you leave.
This kind of monster experiences are becoming increasingly popular. An Australian company will be hosting a real-life zombie RPG in Melbourne, and in the past we’ve featured the Zombie Shopping Mall Experience and the Zombie Boot Camp. I bet something vampire-themed is next.