Social distancing has lead to mostly crappy situations. But, there are a couple of very small silver linings to the new approach of “normalcy”. For example, who would have thought drive-in theaters would be a thing again? Now, Sora News 24 reports that Tokyo is taking the haunted house experience and combining it with what we love about drive-ins.
Haunted house designers, Kowagarasetai have created a haunted garage experience. The haunted drive-in has a live narrative that plays out around your vehicle. The experience further envelopes you by using your radio to assist the haunted narrative. It basically sounds like it clues you in on what is happening and gives a history on what savagery occurred in the garage.
“This is a garage where a horrible incident occurred long ago. Now people say that if you park your car inside and honk your horn three times, something will happen.”
The drive-in haunted experience lasts 20 minutes and costs 8,000 yen or $75 dollars. The admission extends to anyone in your vehicle. Details of what to expect inside are tightly under wraps. But, if we were to go off of the pictures, we would guess that its very in line with popular J-horror films like The Ring and The Grudge.
I’m one-hundred percent down for this experience. I dig well-executed haunted hay rides and this is kind of a badass cousin of that. I’m hoping that if this becomes popular in Japan that these sort of experiences make their way to the U.S.