Happy Halloween everyone. Have you got your costumes sorted? Your ghoulish makeup and your stash of candy by the door?
Technically Halloween comes once a year, however if you fancy extending fright night by a little bit, then I’ve got the thing for you. Prepare for things to go bump in the night. Mwahahahaha.
Last night, I was invited down to the press launch of Backyard Cinemas Zombie Apocalypse. A fully immersive, interactive event, this is no ordinary sit down and munch of your popcorn kind of movie.
As darkness fell, we drove down the backstreets of Hackney Wick, turning into a rather scary looking industrial park. Pulling up outside a rather derelict warehouse, my heart was already beating faster than usual.
Suddenly a soldier appeared from around the heavy door. Becky- from the other night- and I looked at each other.
“Quick, get inside, it’s not safe” he barked.
We quickly moved in, lining against the wall, where he questioned who we had come into contact with on the way here.
Satisfied that we hadn’t seen anyone suspicious, he let us in to what he called ‘The Safe Zone’. Gulp.
The Safe Zone is one of the last few places in London that hasn’t been taken over by the raging disease. It is a military base, where survivors can come, rest, refuel and take shelter.
Oh and maybe play a bit of pool too.
We grabbed a drink, swapped horror stories with the other survivors and tried our best to stay away from the door that had a big bio hazard sign on it.
“Excuse me Ma’am, do you have any weapons training?” A voice boomed behind us
“Erm, I’ve fired a BB gun?”
“Excellent, come with me”
We shuffled off into a side room which looked like the militias strategy base. Here we learnt that a raging disease had spread across London causing people to turn into Zombies.
All of central London was infected- well that’s my house ruined then, not to mention the poor boyfriend. My zombie boyfriend.
The military was desperately trying to fight the zombies but it was getting harder, and so now the outside world was a no-go area.
Back in the main base, we saw the missing person’s posters. We knew though that they probably hadn’t survived.
Keen to try and stay positive as we knew that things were not looking we decided to refuel on some Benito's Hat burrito's. If it's that last meal I have on earth, well it was a pretty darn good one!
Oh and we might as well drown our sorrows in good old fashioned alcohol.
Well maybe not old fashioned at least. Deep fried tequila? Hell yes. It's the end of the world!
No sooner had we finished out rations we were told that the main area was needed as incoming wounded soldiers were arriving. So we were lead off to a backroom. But first we had to pass through the testing laboratory.
This is where we came into contact with what humanity had become. Gulp.
Making it safely through, it was decided a nice film would relax us. Zombie Land was seen as appropriate enough,
We even might even learn a few things "Rule number 2: Cardio" - Zombie Land
However before the film started we finally learned of the true horrors of the Zombie Apocalypse. A innocent drugs trial turned people into raging Zombies, which causes them to go wild, and eat people.
Wide spread panic and annihilation has occurred.
So far, there is no cure.
Good luck my fellow survivors. I hope you make it to the safe zone.
To find the safe zone, follow this information: http://www.backyardcinema.co.uk/