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Horror fans in Newly-Dead wedding

Thorpe Park wedding
Karl Anderson and Gaynor Cooper invited 40 guests to the wedding

A couple of horror movie fans have tied the knot on a film-themed rollercoaster at a park in Surrey.

Karl Anderson, 28, and Gaynor Cooper, 32, who dressed in Gothic style, chose Friday 13th for their "Newly-Dead" wedding at Thorpe Park in Chertsey.

The new Mrs Anderson said it was perfect. "We're both mad about horror and this was just what we wanted and it was terrifying," she said.

The couple met nine years ago at a Halloween fancy dress party.

On that occasion, musician Mr Anderson was dressed as a pumpkin and make-up artist Ms Cooper as Dracula.

The Saw rollercoaster has a 100 degrees drop, and aims to capture the fear generated by the Jigsaw Killer of the Saw film franchise.

Best day

The couple, from Battersea, south London, exchanged their vows, entitled The Newly Deads, in a humanist ceremony at the bottom of the rollercoaster.

They said the wedding, accompanied by Marilyn Manson's version of Tainted Love, was the craziest and best day of their lives.

About 40 guests wore black make-up and vintage clothes, while the bride was in a white corset trimmed with black lace and the groom a red frilled shirt, a black top hat with a red band and red lipstick.

Mr Anderson, 28, said: "We both love the Saw series - we've seen the films about 100 times - so when we heard this ride was opening, we realised we could have our perfect wedding.

"We searched loads of weird and wonderful venues as we knew we didn't want a boring white wedding and this was the one that really stood out.

"We've always liked to do things a bit differently, so this was perfect for us."

They are planning an extreme honeymoon to include bungee jumping in New Zealand.

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