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22/10/2013 07:46 BST | Updated 22/12/2013 05:12 GMT

Tulleys Farm Shocktober Fest Halloween Advert Criticised For Being Too Scary

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A Halloween advert on a bus has been sparked outrage for being too scary.

The Tulleys Farm Shocktober Fest banner appears on the side of more than 100 buses operating from south London into Sussex.

The Advertising Standards Authority is to see if any rules have been broken after receiving several complaints from horrified members of the public.

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In a statement Stuart Beare, organiser of the event, said he had not intended to offend anyone with the advert.

He said: "The image of the zombie girl on our advertising is no worse than many images you'll see at this time of year in newspapers and magazines, on the Halloween costumes in the supermarket aisles and even on kids' TV programmes.

"We have been running our Halloween events for over 15 years, and they are extremely popular, with up to 5,000 people a night going through the six haunted houses and rides," he added.

Reviews of the event revealed many patrons are still recovering after attending last year...

BBC Radio One Producer, Magician and Huffington Post blogger Chris Cox wrote last year that Tulleys Farm Shocktober Fest "epitomises everything that's great about Halloween."