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Shudder Teams With Kilburn Live For Immersive October Event

Friday, October 16, 2020 | News

Shudder and Kilburn live are doing pandemic-time Halloween right with The Shudder Drive-In, a limited three-night theatrical experience that’s sure to be a spooky season highlight for fright fans in New Jersey, Texas, and California. With three nights of screenings and live-action elements to add some spice, The Shudder Drive-In sounds like a can’t miss event! Check out the press release below!

Today, Cinema Drive-In, a division of Kilburn Live, a market leader in the Live Entertainment industry, announced a new partnership with Shudder, the premium subscription video-on-demand service from AMC Networks dedicated to horror, thriller, and the supernatural, to create The Shudder Drive-In, a one-of-a-kind Halloween special event.

Starting October 29 and running for three consecutive nights, the pair will produce an all-new immersive experience that combines three Halloween feature films with live-action elements and performers to create a horror-film-meets-haunted-house-style attraction. Aided by Epic Entertainment, the creative team behind Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor, The Shudder Drive-In is designed as a way for guests to face their fears—while never leaving their cars.

“While this has definitely been a year like no other, one thing that will never go away is audience’s love of scary movies,” said Kilburn CEO Mark Manuel. “We wanted to give horror fans a unique, innovative, and most importantly safe experience where they can mentally escape for a bit and get a different type of scare. These won’t just be scary movies, this will be an all-encompassing experience where surprising things are happening around you while you are watching a scary movie, trapped in a confined space – essentially erasing the line between film and reality.”

The multi-sensory live-action event kicks off with Blood Quantum on Thursday the 29th, with Host following on Friday the 30th and The Mortuary Collection running on the 31st. Each experience will run twice nightly at 7 pm and 10 pm with tickets costing $50 per car or $75 for a VIP experience.

Blood Quantum — The dead are coming back to life, but in the isolated Mi’gmaq reserve of Red Crow, the indigenous inhabitants are immune to the zombie plague. Traylor (Michael Greyeyes, True Detective), the tribal sheriff, must protect his son’s pregnant girlfriend, apocalyptic refugees and people of the reservation from hordes of walking white corpses.

Host — Six friends get together during lockdown for their weekly zoom call and instead of a quiz, Hayley (Hayley Bishop, Dawn of the Deaf) has arranged for a Medium to conduct a virtual séance. But a demonic presence has crossed over, threatening to pick them off one by one.

Note: the screening of HOST will be an extended Director’s Cut paired with a half-hour Making Of Documentary, both of which will be U.S. premieres.

The Mortuary Collection — A young drifter applies for a job at the local mortuary and meets an eccentric mortician (Clancy Brown, The Shawshank Redemption) who chronicles the strange history of the town through a series of twisted tales, each more terrifying than the last.

Guests can buy tickets now for any of the three locations that include Woodland Hills, California, The Star At Frisco in Texas, or Bell Works in Holmdel, New Jersey. Tickets for each engagement are limited and it is recommended guests pre-book online prior to visiting. For more information and to make a reservation you can go to cinemadriveins.com.

Rocco Thompson
Rue Morgue's Online Managing Editor, Rocco is a Rondo-nominated writer and avid devotee of all things weird and outrageous.