This is one way to advertise a Halloween event. In order to promote the park's Fright Night event, the UK's Thorpe Park has "signed up" horror characters Pighead and Billy the Puppet from the Saw films and Harry from My Bloody Valentine for Tinder, the popular dating app.
The copy on the monsters' profiles is priceless. Pighead's reads "I'm the strong but silent type. My friends would say I'm the runt of the litter, but life's been hard."
Billy totally lies about his height (like so many folks on dating apps, am I right?). "I'm a 6' 2" genuine guy seeking a genuine girl," and describes himself as a "smart dresser, tricycle enthusiast, puzzle fanatic, GSOH (good sense of horror)"
Harry prefers "long walks in dark mines after sunset."
The monsters have actually racked up more than 500 matches on Tinder so far. I'd love to know which of the three is leading the pack (my money's on Billy).
Folks who are brave enough (or amused enough) to chat up the scary dudes can tweet their conversations to @thorpepark for a chance to win a free pass to the event.
Thorpe Park's Fright Night opens on Oct. 10.