Forget crappy plastic skeletons and fairground employees in masks: the team at the Sydney Festival are bringing the classic ghost train hurtling into the 21st century. Created by filmmaker Jasmin Tarasin and musician Jonnine Standish, this high-tech take on the classic carnival ride incorporates virtual reality with a choose your own adventure-style narrative.
Riders will don a Samsung Gear VR Headset and be immersed in a world of ethereal imagery and bone-chilling music. As the train trundles down the rickety (virtual) tracks, they'll be asked to make choices that will lead them to salvation… or doom.
"On this ghost train, you take a trip through the rooms of your mind on a journey full of beauty, tension, humour and, of course, fun," says Standish.
Photo credit: Sarah Walker