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By Libby Curran and Sarah Ward
October 22, 2020
By Libby Curran and Sarah Ward
October 22, 2020

They're the masters of immersive thrills, such as smash-hit shipping container installations SeanceComa and Flightalso known as the Darkfield series. But not even the folks at Realscape Productions are immune to the realities of pandemic life. They're currently locked down with the rest of Melbourne, putting their nerve-jangling real-life projects on hiatus until later in the year.

Luckily, in the meantime, Realscape and Darkfield (UK creators) have teamed up for a brand-new audio experience fans can enjoy from the comfort of home. They did just that a couple of months back with Double, and now they're doing so again with Visitors — which, although delivered remotely once again, is still geared to be every bit as creepy and unsettling as its IRL predecessors.

Launching on Thursday, October 29, Visitors will be presented via the producers' new digital project Darkfield Radio. Like its siblings, it plunges participants deep into an immersive experience by perplexing the senses — this time, with the use of a 360-degree binaural sound, played through your own headphones.

Visitors is aimed at groups of two, and starts with another two folks as well — a dead couple who invite themselves into the your home. They're eager to escape their current state, even if only temporarily. "We didn't know where else to go," they'll tell you — and then you'll each hear two different sides of the story.

To listen along, you'll need a $20 two-person ticket, and to book a spot at 8pm and 10pm on a Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. While this is clearly a great thing to add to your October must-do list — 'tis the spookiest time of year, after all — Visitors will run until the end of December.

Visitors runs at 8pm and 10pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 29 October until the end of December.


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