The Kraken Rum’s ‘Screamfest’ returns in virtual guise this Halloween, with ‘in real life’ video game, Starring Game of Thrones Actor, Iwan Rheon

·         The Kraken Rum has teamed up with Iwan Rheon – best known for his role in Game of Thrones – to become the leading character in its new ‘In Real Life’ video game ‘Screamfest 4: The Kraken’s Revenge’ due for release this Halloween – which will see people remotely control the every move of the actual Iwan Rheon live.

·         The Kraken and Rockstar Games writer, director and visionary John Zurhellen (Grand Theft Auto IV, Manhunt 1 & 2 and Red Dead Redemption) to launch terrifying game, entitled ‘Screamfest 4: The Kraken’s Revenge’.

  • It will see fans stepping up in support of The Beast and seizing control of a real-life human being in a desperate attempt to guide the tortured soul through a maze of difficulties and dangers to escape The Kraken’s arch-nemesis, The Balthazoid
  • Iwan Rheon will only take part in slots on Wednesday 28th October, however the game will run over four high-octane evenings from Wednesday 28th until Friday 30th October, with tickets for the 10-minute slots available to purchase on

Just when you thought 2020 couldn’t get any scarier, think again… This Halloween The Kraken Black Spiced Rum is teaming up with Iwan Rheon to star in its terrifying new ‘real life video game’ – ‘Screamfest 4: The Kraken’s Revenge’. Using their smartphones or laptops, people will be able to remotely control every move of the Game of Thrones actor live as he is pursued by a horrific creature through a nightmarish real location.

Created by legendary games director John Zurhellen of Grand Theft auto IV and Manhunt 1 & 2 fame, this one of a kind real life video game will be a world first as players will be able to remotely issue commands to Hollywood actor Iwan Rheon and watch him respond immediately on a live video link.

Inspired by John Zurhellen’s illustrious career in creating Hollywood blockbuster-style games spanning almost two decades, the stalker-like game will see fans guide Iwan using a single torch light, directing them through a series of terrifying rooms, tiny cramped cells and damp, well-trodden corridors to safety – before it’s too late! Tense, frightening and chillingly dark, our courageous players must evade The Kraken’s nemesis at all costs.

Iwan Rheon said, “I’m used to playing a character that did all the controlling but now the tables are turned. I’ll be at the mercy of people controlling my every move online from anywhere in the country, sending me from room to room in a particularly creepy location while I’m hunted by a monster. I do wonder how many Kraken fans will send me to my doom and how many will save me!”
The Kraken Rum’s ‘Screamfest’ returns in virtual guise this Halloween, with ‘in real life’ video game, Starring Game of Thrones Actor, Iwan Rheon
Rockstar Games alumni John Zurhellen, whose work on Manhunt 2 was forebodingly described as one of the ‘most gruesome, dark and unique stealth action titles ever made’1 is aiming to deliver similar reviews for his latest nightmare-inducing effort.

John Zurhellen said, “The brief for Kraken Screamfest was simple: come up with a concept more terrifying and warped than anything 2020 has to offer. So, I delved deep into our primal fears – being hunted, tight spaces, dark shadows, hate-filled creatures – and I’m pretty confident I’ll deliver one of the most terrifying experiences to be seen in UK homes this year. On a personal note, I’m extremely honoured to pick up the baton where Neil Marshall left off, so rest assured Kraken fans, I will do your Mighty Beast proud!”

With both The Mighty Beast and John Zurhellen keeping the hideous and horrid storylines close to their depraved, tormented hearts until the launch, fans of The Kraken will have to wait until the launch to find out first-hand what’s in store for those brave enough to go toe-to-toe with The Balthazoid.

How to play

To play ‘Screamfest 4: The Kraken’s Revenge’, visit EventBrite now to snatch a ticket. Tickets are priced at €10 each per 10-minute slot and players will also receive The Kraken’s Survival Pack through their letterbox.

This exclusive offering will include The Beast’s bespoke game-guide, ingredients and just enough delicious Kraken Rum to create an exclusive Halloween cocktail. After all, if you’ve escaped The Beast’s archenemy, received eternal gratitude from The Kraken himself and are revelling in the glory of being an official saviour of human souls…. you’re going to need a delicious cocktail, right?

How to watch

If, like some scaredy-cats, you’re worried you’ll spend more time cowering behind the sofa than teaming up with The Beast to outwit the deadly Balthazoid, then why not watch others play instead? Each slot of the five-day experience will be streamed live, so the terrifying spectacle will be available for all to witness.

The Kraken’s online IRL game, ‘Screamfest 4: The Kraken’s Revenge’ will run from Wednesday 28th October until Saturday 31st October, with slots running throughout each day.  Iwan Rheon will be ‘playable’ from 4pm – 6pm on October 28th and each player will get 10 minutes to remotely control the actor’s every action in the innovative horror experience.

Check out The Kraken’s social channels in the coming weeks via Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for more news.

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