Take A Tour Through Spookers, New Zealand's Year Round Haunted Attraction

ViralHogPublished: May 30, 2017369 plays$1.89 earned
Published: May 30, 2017

Halloween might be just around the corner, but in some parts of the world, All Hallows Eve is every eve! What a great place to live that must be?

Spookers is a Haunted Attraction Theme Park based in the old Kingseat Psychiatric Hospital in Karaka, a small rural area of Auckland, New Zealand. Spookers employs 250 scare actors and is open all year round.

Spookers is believed to be Australasia's only haunted attraction scream park as of 2011, and "the number 1 Haunted Attraction in the Southern Hemisphere". According to stuff.co.nz, Kingseat Hospital is the number one haunted spot in New Zealand, a former psychiatric hospital that is considered to be one of New Zealand's notorious haunted locations with over one hundred claims of apparitions being reported, as of 2011.

In 2005, the haunted attraction Spookers opened in the area of the former hospital in the former nurse hostel. Many of the special effects at Spookers were created with assistance from Weta Workshop. Spookers hold annual O'Scares Awards at the old Kingseat Hospital. In 2010, New Zealand filmmaker Dale Stewart shot his horror film Compound at the former hospital property after receiving permission from Spookers, the current owners. Spookers were finalists of the year's Tourism Industry Awards. Spookers also won the Contribution to the Community Award for its staff's contribution to raising money for Ronald McDonald House at the 2010 Westpac Manukau Business Excellence Awards. In late 2011, Spookers opened the Amazing Maze n' Maize.

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