Scared of zombies? Think they're just prowling around The Walking Dead on TV and Resident Evil's never-say-die cinema sequels? If that's you, we recommend steering clear of Brisbane Powerhouse between October 18 and 29. On the other hand, if you're eager to face the undead, rush on down — and prepare to run around the historic venue once you're there.
At Containment, getting up close and personal with people who used to be alive is the name of the live, interactive game, which thrusts audience members into an apocalyptic scenario and makes them part of the action. Across 90 minutes, the folks at Directors of the Extraordinary will take over all four levels of the New Farm site in their infected, shuffling, brain-munching guise, asking teams of two-to-six members to weather a contagion. Every move you make will have a bearing on the outcome as you try to escape the infected zone.
If it sounds like the perfect October activity to you — it is the month of Halloween, after all — then book yourself and your pals in for a session. Tickets cost $65, which is a small price to pay to face zombies and survive. Pretending you're in whichever undead flick happens to be your fave (28 Days Later..., Night of the Living Dead, Zombieland, Shaun of the Dead — take your pick) is an added bonus.
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