A REAL-life scare fest has returned to Stourbridge - in time for Halloween.

Horror fans will be challenged to face their fears and enter the Stourbridge Scare Maze - if they dare.

Black Country business partners Lee Skelding and James Cox, of events company 4Ward Events Ltd, opened the maze in Crown Lane last year during the Covid pandemic and it proved a treat with lovers of scary movies and escape rooms amid a ghastly year just ahead of the winter lockdowns.

Owner Lee Skelding said: "Stourbridge Scare Maze is back again bringing along some great Halloween scares.

"This year the maze has been extended with a whole host of new scenes, scares and actors."

Participants will be tasked with trying to survive the radiation of the 'bunker' and what still lurks in the shadows, braving the evil torture and experiments of the Crown Lane Asylum, navigating through Killundie Creek where hillbillies are waiting among the scarecrows, entering the junkyard where the 'wasted' roam within the post-apocalyptic ruins or venture on down to the evil and satanic rituals of the church of Satan.

Finally - they'll have to try to survive the twisted carnival where cannibalistic circus friends await.

Lee added: "Ticket sales have been amazing this year and most time slots have sold out.

"This weekend we have been releasing some additional tickets for later time slots but they sell out almost immediately. Seems like people are really enjoying the attraction."

The scare maze is open until Sunday October 31 and it will return next year.

Go to stourbridgescaremaze.co.uk for tickets and further details.