They'll Catch You Anyway: Inside Japan Haunted House

Published June 25th, 2020 - 06:00 GMT

A car horn beeps and the horror begins: a bloody murder and rampaging zombies. But this drive-in haunted house in Japan protects against the most terrifying enemy of all -- coronavirus.

Inside a car, guests can scream as loudly as they like, with no mask required, as hideous creatures daubed in blood swarm towards them.

In fact, the new format might even be scarier than a traditional haunted house, producer Kenta Iwana, 25, told AFP.

"At the drive-in haunted house, guests are confined in a car so they can't escape the horror until the end," he said.

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This picture taken on June 15, 2020 shows a group photo of (L-R) sound and lights engineer Daichi Ono, 33, Ayaka Imaide, 34, Kenta Iwana, 25, Haruna Suzuki, 20, Asami Takeuchi, 33, Kota Hanegawa, 28, posing before an interview in a drive-in haunted house in Tokyo. Philip FONG / AFP

This picture taken on June 15, 2020 shows a group photo of (L-R) sound and lights engineer Daichi Ono, 33, Ayaka Imaide, 34, Kenta Iwana, 25, Haruna Suzuki, 20, Asami Takeuchi, 33, Kota Hanegawa, 28, posing before an interview in a drive-in haunted house in Tokyo. Philip FONG / AFP

A car horn beeps and the horror begins: a bloody murder and rampaging zombies. But this drive-in haunted house in Japan protects against the most terrifying enemy of all -- coronavirus. Inside a car, guests can scream as loudly as they like, with no mask required, as hideous creatures daubed in blood swarm towards them.  Philip FONG / AFP

A car horn beeps and the horror begins: a bloody murder and rampaging zombies. But this drive-in haunted house in Japan protects against the most terrifying enemy of all -- coronavirus. Inside a car, guests can scream as loudly as they like, with no mask required, as hideous creatures daubed in blood swarm towards them. Philip FONG / AFP

This picture taken on June 15, 2020 shows actor Kenta Iwana (R), 25, putting on zombie makeup before a demonstration of a drive-in haunted house at a garage in Tokyo. A car horn beeps and the horror begins: a bloody murder and rampaging zombies. But this drive-in haunted house in Japan protects against the most terrifying enemy of all -- coronavirus. Inside a car, guests can scream as loudly as they like, with no mask required, as hideous creatures daubed in blood swarm towards them.  Philip FONG / AFP

This picture taken on June 15, 2020 shows actor Kenta Iwana (R), 25, putting on zombie makeup before a demonstration of a drive-in haunted house at a garage in Tokyo. A car horn beeps and the horror begins: a bloody murder and rampaging zombies. But this drive-in haunted house in Japan protects against the most terrifying enemy of all -- coronavirus. Inside a car, guests can scream as loudly as they like, with no mask required, as hideous creatures daubed in blood swarm towards them. Philip FONG / AFP

This picture taken on June 15, 2020 shows actress Ayaka Imaide, 34, putting on zombie makeup before a demonstration of a drive-in haunted house at a garage in Tokyo. A car horn beeps and the horror begins: a bloody murder and rampaging zombies. But this drive-in haunted house in Japan protects against the most terrifying enemy of all -- coronavirus. Inside a car, guests can scream as loudly as they like, with no mask required, as hideous creatures daubed in blood swarm towards them.  Philip FONG / AFP

This picture taken on June 15, 2020 shows actress Ayaka Imaide, 34, putting on zombie makeup before a demonstration of a drive-in haunted house at a garage in Tokyo. A car horn beeps and the horror begins: a bloody murder and rampaging zombies. But this drive-in haunted house in Japan protects against the most terrifying enemy of all -- coronavirus. Inside a car, guests can scream as loudly as they like, with no mask required, as hideous creatures daubed in blood swarm towards them. Philip FONG / AFP

This picture taken on June 15, 2020 shows actor Kota Hanegawa, 28, acting as a victim during a demonstration of a haunted house at a garage in Tokyo. A car horn beeps and the horror begins: a bloody murder and rampaging zombies. But this drive-in haunted house in Japan protects against the most terrifying enemy of all -- coronavirus. Inside a car, guests can scream as loudly as they like, with no mask required, as hideous creatures daubed in blood swarm towards them.  Philip FONG / AFP

This picture taken on June 15, 2020 shows actor Kota Hanegawa, 28, acting as a victim during a demonstration of a haunted house at a garage in Tokyo. A car horn beeps and the horror begins: a bloody murder and rampaging zombies. But this drive-in haunted house in Japan protects against the most terrifying enemy of all -- coronavirus. Inside a car, guests can scream as loudly as they like, with no mask required, as hideous creatures daubed in blood swarm towards them. Philip FONG / AFP

This picture taken on June 15, 2020 shows fake blood on the window of a car as actors (L-R) Kota Hanegawa, 28, Kenta Iwana, 25, and Asami Takeuchi, 33, rest after a demonstration of a drive-in haunted house at a garage in Tokyo. Philip FONG / AFP

This picture taken on June 15, 2020 shows fake blood on the window of a car as actors (L-R) Kota Hanegawa, 28, Kenta Iwana, 25, and Asami Takeuchi, 33, rest after a demonstration of a drive-in haunted house at a garage in Tokyo. Philip FONG / AFP

But this drive-in haunted house in Japan protects against the most terrifying enemy of all -- coronavirus. Inside a car, guests can scream as loudly as they like, with no mask required, as hideous creatures daubed in blood swarm towards them.  Philip FONG / AFP

But this drive-in haunted house in Japan protects against the most terrifying enemy of all -- coronavirus. Inside a car, guests can scream as loudly as they like, with no mask required, as hideous creatures daubed in blood swarm towards them. Philip FONG / AFP

This picture taken on June 15, 2020 shows actress Haruna Suzuki, 20, cleaning up fake blood from the window of a car following a demonstration of a drive-in haunted house at a garage in Tokyo. A car horn beeps and the horror begins: a bloody murder and rampaging zombies. But this drive-in haunted house in Japan protects against the most terrifying enemy of all -- coronavirus. Inside a car, guests can scream as loudly as they like, with no mask required, as hideous creatures daubed in blood swarm towards the

This picture taken on June 15, 2020 shows actress Haruna Suzuki, 20, cleaning up fake blood from the window of a car following a demonstration of a drive-in haunted house at a garage in Tokyo. A car horn beeps and the horror begins: a bloody murder and rampaging zombies. But this drive-in haunted house in Japan protects against the most terrifying enemy of all -- coronavirus. Inside a car, guests can scream as loudly as they like, with no mask required, as hideous creatures daubed in blood swarm towards them. Philip FONG / AFP

This picture taken on June 15, 2020 shows drive-in haunted house actors (L to R) Haruna Suzuki, 20, Asami Takeuchi, 33, Kota Hanegawa, 28, Kenta Iwana, 25, Ayaka Imaide, 34, and sound and lights engineer Daichi Ono waing to AFP reporters after a demonstration of a drive-in haunted house at a garage in Tokyo. A car horn beeps and the horror begins: a bloody murder and rampaging zombies.Philip FONG / AFP

This picture taken on June 15, 2020 shows drive-in haunted house actors (L to R) Haruna Suzuki, 20, Asami Takeuchi, 33, Kota Hanegawa, 28, Kenta Iwana, 25, Ayaka Imaide, 34, and sound and lights engineer Daichi Ono waing to AFP reporters after a demonstration of a drive-in haunted house at a garage in Tokyo. A car horn beeps and the horror begins: a bloody murder and rampaging zombies.Philip FONG / AFP

This picture taken on June 15, 2020 shows a group photo of (L-R) sound and lights engineer Daichi Ono, 33, Ayaka Imaide, 34, Kenta Iwana, 25, Haruna Suzuki, 20, Asami Takeuchi, 33, Kota Hanegawa, 28, posing before an interview in a drive-in haunted house in Tokyo. Philip FONG / AFP
A car horn beeps and the horror begins: a bloody murder and rampaging zombies. But this drive-in haunted house in Japan protects against the most terrifying enemy of all -- coronavirus. Inside a car, guests can scream as loudly as they like, with no mask required, as hideous creatures daubed in blood swarm towards them.  Philip FONG / AFP
This picture taken on June 15, 2020 shows actor Kenta Iwana (R), 25, putting on zombie makeup before a demonstration of a drive-in haunted house at a garage in Tokyo. A car horn beeps and the horror begins: a bloody murder and rampaging zombies. But this drive-in haunted house in Japan protects against the most terrifying enemy of all -- coronavirus. Inside a car, guests can scream as loudly as they like, with no mask required, as hideous creatures daubed in blood swarm towards them.  Philip FONG / AFP
This picture taken on June 15, 2020 shows actress Ayaka Imaide, 34, putting on zombie makeup before a demonstration of a drive-in haunted house at a garage in Tokyo. A car horn beeps and the horror begins: a bloody murder and rampaging zombies. But this drive-in haunted house in Japan protects against the most terrifying enemy of all -- coronavirus. Inside a car, guests can scream as loudly as they like, with no mask required, as hideous creatures daubed in blood swarm towards them.  Philip FONG / AFP
This picture taken on June 15, 2020 shows actor Kota Hanegawa, 28, acting as a victim during a demonstration of a haunted house at a garage in Tokyo. A car horn beeps and the horror begins: a bloody murder and rampaging zombies. But this drive-in haunted house in Japan protects against the most terrifying enemy of all -- coronavirus. Inside a car, guests can scream as loudly as they like, with no mask required, as hideous creatures daubed in blood swarm towards them.  Philip FONG / AFP
This picture taken on June 15, 2020 shows fake blood on the window of a car as actors (L-R) Kota Hanegawa, 28, Kenta Iwana, 25, and Asami Takeuchi, 33, rest after a demonstration of a drive-in haunted house at a garage in Tokyo. Philip FONG / AFP
But this drive-in haunted house in Japan protects against the most terrifying enemy of all -- coronavirus. Inside a car, guests can scream as loudly as they like, with no mask required, as hideous creatures daubed in blood swarm towards them.  Philip FONG / AFP
This picture taken on June 15, 2020 shows actress Haruna Suzuki, 20, cleaning up fake blood from the window of a car following a demonstration of a drive-in haunted house at a garage in Tokyo. A car horn beeps and the horror begins: a bloody murder and rampaging zombies. But this drive-in haunted house in Japan protects against the most terrifying enemy of all -- coronavirus. Inside a car, guests can scream as loudly as they like, with no mask required, as hideous creatures daubed in blood swarm towards the
This picture taken on June 15, 2020 shows drive-in haunted house actors (L to R) Haruna Suzuki, 20, Asami Takeuchi, 33, Kota Hanegawa, 28, Kenta Iwana, 25, Ayaka Imaide, 34, and sound and lights engineer Daichi Ono waing to AFP reporters after a demonstration of a drive-in haunted house at a garage in Tokyo. A car horn beeps and the horror begins: a bloody murder and rampaging zombies.Philip FONG / AFP
This picture taken on June 15, 2020 shows a group photo of (L-R) sound and lights engineer Daichi Ono, 33, Ayaka Imaide, 34, Kenta Iwana, 25, Haruna Suzuki, 20, Asami Takeuchi, 33, Kota Hanegawa, 28, posing before an interview in a drive-in haunted house in Tokyo. Philip FONG / AFP
This picture taken on June 15, 2020 shows a group photo of (L-R) sound and lights engineer Daichi Ono, 33, Ayaka Imaide, 34, Kenta Iwana, 25, Haruna Suzuki, 20, Asami Takeuchi, 33, Kota Hanegawa, 28, posing before an interview in a drive-in haunted house in Tokyo. Philip FONG / AFP
A car horn beeps and the horror begins: a bloody murder and rampaging zombies. But this drive-in haunted house in Japan protects against the most terrifying enemy of all -- coronavirus. Inside a car, guests can scream as loudly as they like, with no mask required, as hideous creatures daubed in blood swarm towards them.  Philip FONG / AFP
A car horn beeps and the horror begins: a bloody murder and rampaging zombies. But this drive-in haunted house in Japan protects against the most terrifying enemy of all -- coronavirus. Inside a car, guests can scream as loudly as they like, with no mask required, as hideous creatures daubed in blood swarm towards them. Philip FONG / AFP
This picture taken on June 15, 2020 shows actor Kenta Iwana (R), 25, putting on zombie makeup before a demonstration of a drive-in haunted house at a garage in Tokyo. A car horn beeps and the horror begins: a bloody murder and rampaging zombies. But this drive-in haunted house in Japan protects against the most terrifying enemy of all -- coronavirus. Inside a car, guests can scream as loudly as they like, with no mask required, as hideous creatures daubed in blood swarm towards them.  Philip FONG / AFP
This picture taken on June 15, 2020 shows actor Kenta Iwana (R), 25, putting on zombie makeup before a demonstration of a drive-in haunted house at a garage in Tokyo. A car horn beeps and the horror begins: a bloody murder and rampaging zombies. But this drive-in haunted house in Japan protects against the most terrifying enemy of all -- coronavirus. Inside a car, guests can scream as loudly as they like, with no mask required, as hideous creatures daubed in blood swarm towards them. Philip FONG / AFP
This picture taken on June 15, 2020 shows actress Ayaka Imaide, 34, putting on zombie makeup before a demonstration of a drive-in haunted house at a garage in Tokyo. A car horn beeps and the horror begins: a bloody murder and rampaging zombies. But this drive-in haunted house in Japan protects against the most terrifying enemy of all -- coronavirus. Inside a car, guests can scream as loudly as they like, with no mask required, as hideous creatures daubed in blood swarm towards them.  Philip FONG / AFP
This picture taken on June 15, 2020 shows actress Ayaka Imaide, 34, putting on zombie makeup before a demonstration of a drive-in haunted house at a garage in Tokyo. A car horn beeps and the horror begins: a bloody murder and rampaging zombies. But this drive-in haunted house in Japan protects against the most terrifying enemy of all -- coronavirus. Inside a car, guests can scream as loudly as they like, with no mask required, as hideous creatures daubed in blood swarm towards them. Philip FONG / AFP
This picture taken on June 15, 2020 shows actor Kota Hanegawa, 28, acting as a victim during a demonstration of a haunted house at a garage in Tokyo. A car horn beeps and the horror begins: a bloody murder and rampaging zombies. But this drive-in haunted house in Japan protects against the most terrifying enemy of all -- coronavirus. Inside a car, guests can scream as loudly as they like, with no mask required, as hideous creatures daubed in blood swarm towards them.  Philip FONG / AFP
This picture taken on June 15, 2020 shows actor Kota Hanegawa, 28, acting as a victim during a demonstration of a haunted house at a garage in Tokyo. A car horn beeps and the horror begins: a bloody murder and rampaging zombies. But this drive-in haunted house in Japan protects against the most terrifying enemy of all -- coronavirus. Inside a car, guests can scream as loudly as they like, with no mask required, as hideous creatures daubed in blood swarm towards them. Philip FONG / AFP
This picture taken on June 15, 2020 shows fake blood on the window of a car as actors (L-R) Kota Hanegawa, 28, Kenta Iwana, 25, and Asami Takeuchi, 33, rest after a demonstration of a drive-in haunted house at a garage in Tokyo. Philip FONG / AFP
This picture taken on June 15, 2020 shows fake blood on the window of a car as actors (L-R) Kota Hanegawa, 28, Kenta Iwana, 25, and Asami Takeuchi, 33, rest after a demonstration of a drive-in haunted house at a garage in Tokyo. Philip FONG / AFP
But this drive-in haunted house in Japan protects against the most terrifying enemy of all -- coronavirus. Inside a car, guests can scream as loudly as they like, with no mask required, as hideous creatures daubed in blood swarm towards them.  Philip FONG / AFP
But this drive-in haunted house in Japan protects against the most terrifying enemy of all -- coronavirus. Inside a car, guests can scream as loudly as they like, with no mask required, as hideous creatures daubed in blood swarm towards them. Philip FONG / AFP
This picture taken on June 15, 2020 shows actress Haruna Suzuki, 20, cleaning up fake blood from the window of a car following a demonstration of a drive-in haunted house at a garage in Tokyo. A car horn beeps and the horror begins: a bloody murder and rampaging zombies. But this drive-in haunted house in Japan protects against the most terrifying enemy of all -- coronavirus. Inside a car, guests can scream as loudly as they like, with no mask required, as hideous creatures daubed in blood swarm towards the
This picture taken on June 15, 2020 shows actress Haruna Suzuki, 20, cleaning up fake blood from the window of a car following a demonstration of a drive-in haunted house at a garage in Tokyo. A car horn beeps and the horror begins: a bloody murder and rampaging zombies. But this drive-in haunted house in Japan protects against the most terrifying enemy of all -- coronavirus. Inside a car, guests can scream as loudly as they like, with no mask required, as hideous creatures daubed in blood swarm towards them. Philip FONG / AFP
This picture taken on June 15, 2020 shows drive-in haunted house actors (L to R) Haruna Suzuki, 20, Asami Takeuchi, 33, Kota Hanegawa, 28, Kenta Iwana, 25, Ayaka Imaide, 34, and sound and lights engineer Daichi Ono waing to AFP reporters after a demonstration of a drive-in haunted house at a garage in Tokyo. A car horn beeps and the horror begins: a bloody murder and rampaging zombies.Philip FONG / AFP
This picture taken on June 15, 2020 shows drive-in haunted house actors (L to R) Haruna Suzuki, 20, Asami Takeuchi, 33, Kota Hanegawa, 28, Kenta Iwana, 25, Ayaka Imaide, 34, and sound and lights engineer Daichi Ono waing to AFP reporters after a demonstration of a drive-in haunted house at a garage in Tokyo. A car horn beeps and the horror begins: a bloody murder and rampaging zombies.Philip FONG / AFP