Zombies are all the rage right now. Seriously, they’ve been everywhere this autumn and winter. Or should we say, there have been loads of events and experiences to do with them in the lead up to, during, and in the aftermath of Hallowe’en. 2.8 Hours Later being a prime example.
None of them, however, produce as an intense an adrenaline rush as the Zombie Shopping Mall experience. None. Not even 2.8 Hours Later, which stands head and shoulders above the rest.
What’s the deal? Well, a horde of “maniacal” – that’s what their “guardians” call them, and who are we to argue – zombies have taken over Reading shopping mall. And for the admittedly princely sum of £139, ordinary, law-abiding, evil-dead-avoiding citizens are invited to become zombie-bashers for three hours.
This experience, unlike some of the others, offers total immersion of the highest calibre. The first-class acting and high-end special effects help you suspend your disbelief, prompting you to lose yourself in the moment. You almost feel like a lead character in a violent horror platform video game – the kind that has a parental advisory sticker slapped on the front of the box. Don’t just take our word for it.
We guess Zombie Shopping Mall is a bit like Derren Brown’s recent show Apocalypse. Except, rather than waking up to a catastrophe of end-of-the-world proportions from a hypnosis-induced sleep, you walk into this living nightmare of your own volition. Happy hunting!
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