sweetjillybean’s Event Journal

3296111 thedeadalternate
Friday October 18, 2013 / 8:00pm
The Dead: An Interactive Zombie Experience
1 ticket
General Admission

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My group drove all the way from South San Jose to SF for this show. After fighting traffic on 880/Bay Bridge, we got to the venue on time, and expected it to start at 8pm -- it didn't. We had to wait in the tiny little waiting area for about 15 minutes, as the greeters passed out information regarding the hokey "beauty company." We thought we'd play along and that it would be fun. After about 20 minutes of waiting, we were escorted inside, the actors OVERACTED some more (one person even forgot their line), then escorted us to some chairs behind a plastic sheet. More overacting, some screaming, the lights turned off, people shuffled around and moaned like zombies, then the lead overactors shuffled us out the front door and shut the door. The group of us who weren't plants just stood there staring at each other, some openly wondering, "Is that it?" Some people realized that it was, and started walking away. Incredulous, I opened the door, stuck my head in and asked, "Was that it?" A cast member with a flashlight replied blithely, "Yup, that was it. Have a good night!" What a total rip-off! Although I got my ticket as a "comp," even the $3.50 service fee that I paid was WAY OVERPRICED for such a lame show. The total "show" was only about 15 minutes long -- TOPS -- not including the time we were forced to stand in the waiting area, actually waiting for the "show" to begin. Furthermore, the dreadful acting made it more comical than scary. As we walked across the street to my car, a homeless man wrapped up in a carpet actually scared us worse than that horrible "show!" ABSOLUTELY DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY!