Behind the Screams - Horror Tour

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Are you ready to venture into the shadows?

Online price from $85
2 hours

Discover how Wētā Workshop employs Special Effects to give you shivers as you watch your beloved horror films. *Available every Saturday evening in October.

Behind the Screams: Horror Tour

Join us for a spine-chilling experience this Halloween, by delving into the depths of horror and pulling back the curtain on some of Wētā Workshop's goriest scariest movies. Running every Saturday evening throughout October, this special horror-themed experience is not for the faint-hearted.

Put on your favourite Halloween costume and tread softly through our group tour space, where our trusted guides will lead you on a journey of our work ... with some horrifying twists. Finish with a hands-on special effects creative workshop. And yes, you'll have the opportunity to create your very own blood mixture to take home in an adorably creepy vial – a keepsake that's as chilling as it is charming.

What to expect

Behind the Screams - Horror Tour

60 mins

Prepare yourself for a heart-pounding adventure that will take you on a journey through the hauntingly creative world of horror cinema. Beware of the shadows as you venture through the space, for you might just come face to face with a terrifying monster.

15 min break for shopping and photo opportunities

Special Effects Creative Workshop and Artist Demonstration

45 mins

Uncover the art of gore and terror as we dive into a special effects makeup and fake blood-making creative workshop. Learn from our skilled special effects experts as they demonstrate the intricate process of crafting realistic blood and wounds that will send shivers down your spine. 

Added extras

Dress for the part and win.

Don't miss the chance to showcase your horror-inspired attire. We encourage all visitors to dress up and embrace the fear – there will be prizes for the most terrifying costumes. And you won't be alone in your ghastly get-up, as our staff will be joining the masquerade in haunting costumes of their own.

10% discount on selected drinks at DVB.

Pop over the road to DVB after your tour and enjoy a few relaxing drinks.Show your tour ticket and see the price of selected food and drinks slashed in front of your eyes.

The Wētā Cave Retail Store

Visit the Wētā Cave after your tour for a bit of retail therapy, where the SFX kits, inspired by the props, costumes and creatures you've witnessed throughout your experience, will be available for purchase. Delve deeper into the spirit of the season as you peruse our selection of collectibles, with special discounts available on some of our scarier pieces.

Where to go

129 Park Road, Miramar, Wellington, 6022

We recommend arriving at least 15 minutes before your tour as we won't be able to admit latecomers.