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Posted on: 01 Sep 2016

After haunting thousands of brave visitors in Cork since 2009, ‘The Nightmare Realm’, Ireland’s most chilling scare house experience, is expanding its reign of terror to Dublin’s RDS this October, where its gruesome village of the damned and vivid special effects will see Dublin’s darkest nightmares brought to life.

The Nightmare Realm has carved out a notorious reputation for pushing the boundaries of sanity and crafting the artistry of fear to capture the depths of your imagination. Its welcome arrival to Dublin marks a new chapter in the sickening and twisting plot which has terrorised over 250,000 souls in the last 7 years.

The Dublin Nightmare Realm will bring guests through a village of the damned where its crazy inhabitants wreak havoc on society.  There will be lots of hideous surprises and suspense along the way.  

Your nerves will be pushed to the limit with gruesome life-like props and characters from the grotesque and blood churning to the sick and extreme, preying on the minds of fright fans and horror enthusiasts brave enough to face the RDS this October.

Speaking about the launch of the Nightmare Realm Dublin, creator Karl O’Connor said: “The Nightmare Realm has grown immensely over the past seven years, as too has the public appetite for fresh, new and engaging experiences. There is nothing, or has been nothing, like this in Dublin so we decided to spread terror beyond Cork with our Dublin debut, which promises to bring visitors to new and extreme levels of discomfort and fear.  We have sourced the very best special effect technologies for the production, so it really will blow your mind.”

The Nightmare Realm is a thrilling experience for all visitors, with references, characters and moments from iconic classic horror films infused throughout. This truly haunting attraction, which opens its doors on September 29th will run for the full month of October and is the perfect activity for friends, families, colleagues, teens or parties looking for an unforgettable experience and a unique way of spending an evening together.

The Nightmare Realm Dublin and the Nightmare Realm Cork both have different themes meaning the bravest of horror-lovers can dare to face two thrilling yet vastly different experiences this October. Neither is for the faint of heart however, and younger visitors may need to be supervised by an adult.

Dublin events will take place in the RDS, Ballsbridge, while the Navigation House in Albert Quay will host the Cork experience. Discounts available for parties of 15+. The Nightmare Realm is strictly open to ages 13+.



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Joe Gavin, The Blanchardstown Centre

General Manager

Fantastic fun for the family great day out we loved every min of it and made some amazing memories

Cork on Ice Customer

Visited The Nightmare Realm during the first weekend in October and all I can say is WOW!

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