Edited To Add: This article was written days after Scream n’ Stream was officially announced. While the details were correct at the time of the article’s writing, many facets of this event have changed due to venue constraints and circumstances. To read about our actual experience at the finished event, read our review.
While Halloween fans may still be grieving the loss of their beloved Horror Nights, industry leaders have been hard at work developing new, socially distant concepts for the season. Opening select nights in September and October, Scream N’ Stream offers an innovative drive-thru haunted experience.
“Night at the Die-In”
Scream n’ Stream offers guests the opportunity to drive STRAIGHT INTO the movie screen and enter a 90’s slasher-style horror flick. From the company’s website:
“The year is 1991. A group of teenagers have broken into an abandoned Drive-In Theater on the edge of town, to goof around and have some fun. Soon, it becomes late and they decide to go home in order to make curfew. Except they discover that their car won’t start. The fuel line has been cut. Horrified, the teenagers realize they are not alone. Hours from town on foot with no way to get help, the teenagers are forced to find help. Except someone is out there, lurking in the shadows. Watching them. Waiting for a chance to terrorize its victims.”
A completely unique style of haunt, fans can expect a contactless mix of special effects, live performers, and detailed sets to tell the story. Chris Louis, Scream n’ Stream’s Production Manager, described the experience as “interactive theater.” For audio, cars will be able to tune into a specialized FM station pumping a spooky soundtrack to fit the entire “film.” Each scene will have individual speakers to broadcast the specific dialogue or other audio.
For safety reasons, no actors will approach the vehicle and no scares are intended to “startle” the driver (or anyone else in the car). Drivers are expected to maintain a 3mph speed and drive steadily along a marked path. The entire experience is expected to last between 10-15 minutes.
Oh! And there’s one more thing! You might just have to choose which path to take, determining the outcome of your “movie” experience!
Scream N’ Stream’s Private Drive-In Cinema
Another innovative option, the drive-in cinema allows cars to rent a private stall in which to watch a movie of their choosing. Each stall will include cables, a 96″ movie screen, and HD projector. Guests will need to bring their own laptops, phones, tablets, or other device to stream their favorite movie! You can pack your own snacks, or there will be food available for purchase.
And, of course, there’s one more thing! Keep an eye out for a few….surprises…during your film! You never know what’s lurking in the dark!
Drive-Boo For Kids
If you’re looking for a more family-friendly experience, Scream n’ Stream STILL has you covered with yet another innovative entertainment solution. During the Drive-Boo, families will remain in their cars and drive to various trick-or-treat stations. Instead of slasher-movie killers, kids will encounter friendlier versions of Halloween characters – such as a rosy-cheeked grave digger or other non-threatening creature. Candy will be disbursed in creative, contactless ways. In the grave digger scenario, candy might be handed to the family on a shovel while the performer remains a safe six feet away from the car.
Throughout the trail, families can enjoy lively music and colorful set pieces celebrating the Halloween season. Families wishing to participate in the Drive-Boo must purchase their ticket online and plan to arrive between 5:30-6:15pm.
Other Scream N’ Stream Offerings
Besides these awesome Halloween activities, there will be food and merchandise available for purchase. According to Scream n’ Stream’s website, food options will include ice cream, popcorn, BBQ, and, of course, candy. Non-alcoholic drinks will also be available. No alcohol will be served or allowed on the premises. Merchandise will include face masks, t-shirts, as well as fog scented air fresheners and candles! (I may need to purchase at least a few of these….)
The Best Part Is….
As residents of the Central Florida area, the Scream n’ Stream team is heartbroken to see COVID-19’s effects on our community and workforce. To support those affected by the pandemic, Scream n’ Stream will donate a portion of the net proceeds to the Second Harvest Food Bank. Additionally, the event will strive to hire those recently furloughed or laid off due to the effects of coronavirus.
Tickets are only available online. If you are interested in this event, I highly recommend buying a presale ticket TODAY! Scream n’ Stream can only happen with the support and love of the local community!
The exact location of Scream n’ Stream will not be disclosed until a later date, but we do know that the haunt will be located within an hour’s drive of the metro Orlando area.
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Please note: We’re living in unprecedented times, so all of the above information is subject to change based on safety, necessity, or other factors.