Have you been commuting in London this week? If so, did you find yourself face to face with a pair of twins straight out of Stephen King's The Shining?
These two 10-year-old girls have been stalking the streets of London, terrifying commuters and haunting the subway.
How would you react if you crossed paths with this lovely duo, who have been spotted loitering in areas such as Charing Cross Tube Station, Oxford Street, Regent’s Street and Hamleys.
Oh, look... that one on the left has a little doll, isn't that adorable? No, it's truly terrifying. There's something altogether chilling about seeing living, breathing, life-sized dolls wandering around a city. No, just me?
The pair were even witnessed wheeling around an empty antique pram. Seriously, what must the locals have thought?
Some people took to Twitter in order to express their confusion and disbelief. Good plan -- there's safety in numbers, so let's ask the Internet for help.
So, what was going on?
Creeped out yet? No need to worry! As I'm sure you can imagine the whole thing was a publicity stunt which was revealed soon after a few Londoners were scared half to death.
The presence of the frightening twins was orchestrated by none-other than famous illusionist Derren Brown, who used to dolls to advertise his upcoming psychological attraction at Thorpe Park Amusement Park, which will be the first of it's kind.
In response to the publicity, Derren has said:
”The theme of Victoriana is ever present in my work. [The dolls] are just a taster of what my new attraction has in store for visitors to Thorpe Park next Spring.”
“I believe we are moving toward a future where theme park attractions not only give you a physical experience but also play with your mind and the concept of what is real.”
That sounds harrowing as hell, thanks a lot, Derren. It sounds brilliant, but I'll be avoiding Thorpe Park in the near future!
The Thorpe Park attraction.
Konbini reports that Thorpe Park have revealed that Derren's attraction will be approximately 2,306 square meters and will include 1,000 specialists from their Magic Making Creative Department, in addition to a team of experts for the thirteen-minute adventure.
So, to summarize: this particular theme park has decided that rides aren't enough to scare the s**t out of us; so their solution is to employ a team of experts and an illusionist experienced in screwing with people.
That's all kinds of nope! See you at Thorpe park!
What do you think: should more theme parks experiment with psychologically terrifying experiences?