- A haunted house in Tokyo, Japan went to abide to the new normal by bringing a different kind of experience to its visitors
- The horror house now accepts guests thru drive-in, its producer came up with the idea after struggling to accept bookings due to the current pandemic
- Japan recently lifted its coronavirus state of emergency, allowing some amusement parks to reopen but with restrictions
After staying at their homes and putting a stop to the spreading of coronavirus, people from different countries who are greatly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic are now getting their lives back — under the new normal.
Slowly—but carefully—establishments and businesses are reopening , but with restrictions on visitors. In Japan, some amusement parks are slowly going back to their operations after the coronavirus state of emergency was lifted in the country.
In Tokyo, people can now visit a haunted house without fearing the most terrifying enemy of all: the coronavirus. Because the haunted house is now accepting guests thru drive-in!
Producer Kenta Iwana, 25, said that the new drive-in haunted house format may even be scarier than the traditional haunted house.
“At the drive-in haunted house, guests are confined in a car so they can’t escape the horror until the end. It makes it even more scary for them.” said Iwana.
Iwana thought about the drive-in haunted house after struggling to book visitors because of their fear over COVID-19; especially that haunted houses are considered in Japan as an environment with three C‘s.
The three C‘s are referred to as the warning of Japanese experts about the spread of the virus in: closed spaces, crowded places, and close-contact settings.
The new format — with actors playing as ghosts outside accompanied by a soundtrack and narration playing inside the car — has a few advantages.
Actors can get very close to the guests inside their cars who will be scared by their appearances up close — all while keeping a social distance.
Would you want to try going inside the drive-in haunted house?