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Monday, August 08, 2005
DEVILISH GOOD FUN?
Edinburgh churchgoers in attempt to close Dungeon, claiming it spreads Satanism.
But it is not so much the severed heads or piles of corpses the congregation of the city's London Road Church has objected to - it is the 'Satan's Grotto'.
The kirk session of the church has complained about elves impaled on spikes, roasting robins and Father Christmas boiling in a witch's cauldron. Also under fire is children being asked whether they had been bad rather than good, offered 'nasty presents' instead of sweets and invited to take part in a 'yucky dip'.
On its website, The Dungeon advertises its fondness for "terror and torture, mutilation and mass murder, and persecution and pestilence". It promises scenes from the more terrible chapters of centuries of Scottish history that will envelop visitors "in all their grisly and gruesome detail". There are displays dedicated to the notorious The Dungeon Edinburgh bodysnatchers Burke and Hare, and cannibal Sawney Bean.