No fear of coronavirus at drive-through haunted house

No fear of coronavirus at drive-through haunted house
Japan Drive-in Haunted House

A drive-through haunted house has been created in Japan in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

“Zombies” attack vehicles, smearing them with artificial blood, but the customers inside the cars are safely separated from their stalkers by the windows.

Production company Kowagarasetai, roughly translated as Scare Squad, launched the attraction in Tokyo to overcome social distancing difficulties.

Cast members dressed as zombies and ghosts clean up fake blood at the drive-in haunted house (Eugene Hoshiko/AP)
Zombies and ghosts put on their make-up (Eugene Hoshiko/AP)

“We have started this drive-in because we cannot get close to customers” at a traditional haunted house because of the virus, explained Daichi Ono, a cast member.

“But the distance (between customers and cast) has actually got shorter since there is only a window between them,” he said.

Unlike a traditional haunted house, where guests can flee if frightened, customers are confined to their cars and cannot escape the horrors during the 13-minute performance.

With no actual contact between the audience and performers, the risk of transmitting the virus is virtually eliminated.

One of the cast cleans up fake blood on a vehicle (Eugene Hoshiko/AP)
A terrifying zombie in action (Eugene Hoshiko/AP)

And of course, inside their cars, customers can scream as loudly as they like.

Once the horror is over, instead of eating brains, these helpful zombies actually clean the blood off the cars they attacked just minutes earlier.

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