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Freaky Drive-In Haunted House Keeps Visitors Trapped In Their Cars—But Safe From The Pandemic

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

“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.

PHILIP FONG/AFP via Getty Images

PHILIP FONG/AFP via Getty Images

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.

PHILIP FONG/AFP via Getty Images

PHILIP FONG/AFP via Getty Images

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.

And people seem on board with the unusual idea.

Will something similar head to the U.S. as we continue to approach Halloween? Time will tell.

Somebody get on that!