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Review: Alien Contagion: Rise of the Zombie Syndrome is a terrifying and interactive evening

DH Vancouver Staff Oct 20, 2015 1:30 pm

Ever wanted to know whether you would survive a zombie apocalypse? Alien Contagion: Rise of the Zombie Syndrome will give you the perfect opportunity to see what your fate would be if the undead roamed freely.

If you’re an adrenaline junkie, then this show is for you. It’s an interactive theatre experience that’s not only terrifying, but actually forces you to think on your feet. And it’s so effective that there wasn’t a moment while watching Alien Contagion: Rise of the Zombie Syndrome that my heart wasn’t racing, or that I wasn’t looking over my shoulder waiting for something to jump out and make me scream again.

Zombies 2015 Jared Hubicka & Sinead Grewcock

Photo Credit: Andy Thompson

Without giving away too much, Alien Contagion: Rise of the Zombie Syndrome is the perfect combination of interactive theatre and flawlessly executed haunted house. In fact, the show is so immersive that it will make you question if a zombie apocalypse is actually happening.

Zombies 2015 Jake Anthony

Photo Credit: Andy Thompson

Travelling from location-to-location, the show’s ‘mission-like’ format only adds to the experience; while the set decoration, costuming and makeup only helps build the sense of believability that will tap into your fight-or-flight instincts. The cast, with their ability to seamlessly improvise with spectators, are another highlight.


Photo Credit: Andy Thompson

The show also features a competitive side, as every decision you make counts towards how your team performs their ‘mission’. All of this means that you are more than just spectators, you’re active participants who help to determine how the story unfolds.

Alien Contagion: Rise of the Zombie Syndrome is a night of frightening, adrenaline-inducing fun that shouldn’t be missed. If you love Zombie movies, this is the perfect opportunity to feel like you’re really in one.

Below is a promo for the Virtual Stage’s Alien Contagion: Rise of the Zombie Syndrome:

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You can catch Alien Contagion: Rise of the Zombie Syndrome until November 1. Once you buy your tickets, the day before the show, an e-mail will be sent to you disclosing the details of your ‘mission’ as well as the location. You can buy your tickets here.

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