Zed Events to unleash the ‘WASTELAND EXPERIENCE’

The world’s first true post-apocalyptic combat survival attraction
 
 
The Nuclear Winter Is Here

 

London, 26th March 2018, London UK: Following on from the success of the world famous ‘Zombie Shopping Mall Experience’ which ran for 6 years, comes: the ‘Wasteland Experience’, the world’s first true post-apocalyptic combat scare attraction. This is full-on 2+ hour movie-like interactive show where YOU are a survivor in a post-nuclear apocalypse world. With other survivors, you will battle for your life across an 250,000 Sqft abandoned shopping mall full of combat and horror.
 
With the cities of the UK obliterated by nuclear explosions, the world as we know it ended. 6 years later, the few survivors either banded together to form tribes in order to survive, or went insane. Conflict and horror are a way of life. You will join a tribe and together fight for survival across our massive abandoned shopping mall, clashing with other tribes and unknown enemies. Part combat game, part horror attraction, all the insanity of the Wasteland!  

– FILM QUALITY COSTUMES, PROPS AND SPECIAL EFFECTS

The Wasteland Experience was put together by using their years of running scare attractions and working in film/TV production. The world you will enter was created by the likes of Mark Cordory Creations, Dust Monkey (who are both amongst the world’s premier post apocalypse costume makers) and the Oscar-Winning Coulier Creatures. Everything you will experience will be utterly insane and very real!

– ULTRA REALISTIC WEAPONS

The ‘Wasteland Experience’ is powered by the iCombat tactical training system, the most realistic weapon simulation in the world and is used by Police and Military around the globe. This is a combat system that uses ultra-realistic guns with recoil, noise, muzzle flash and hit detection with no projectiles being fired.
 
You must be 16 years of age or over to take part
Ticket Price: £99 (2 X Friday Shows, 3 X Saturday Shows)
Tickets for ‘Wasteland Experience’ are on sale now at ZedEvents.co.uk 
 
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About Zed Events:
 
Zed Events, who have terrified over 40,000 victims since their launch 6 years ago lay on ‘full immersion’ survival events in an 250,000 Sqft abandoned shopping mall all year long. Each event in their Reading facility is an adrenalin and blood soaked survival horror event like no other. From arrival, the thrill seeker will be part of an unfolding story that will play out in real time.

A Zed Events experience is like being in a film, except you are not acting. The fear will be real. This is what is meant by ‘Full Immersion.’ The team use movie quality Special Effects, weapons and props (provided by Hollywood SFX artists) to achieve something that is unrivaled in live survival horror. This will be something that you will never forget. You simply turn up and take part. Everything is taken care and provided for you, you just need to survive. Sounds easy, right?

Zed Events survival experiences are rated incredibly highly, achieving five stars across the board from customers who dubbed it ‘absolutely brilliant and totally believable’, ‘to this day we think it is the best thing we’ve ever done’. A simply ‘WOW’ experience.

 
Zed Zombie Survival Events (2017)
 
“An incredible immersive experience that strikes fear into your heart…in a good way. You’ll forget it’s not real and you’ll love it!” MTV
“Zed Events’ Zombie Survival Experience is an exhilarating escape from reality that still feels 100% real. A superb cast, spectacular make-up and special effects, plus a venue that could have come straight from the mind of Romero himself all make for an adrenaline-fuelled, pulse-pounding adventure that simply cannot be topped.” HorrorTalk.com
“I cannot recommend this event enough” The Fan Carpet
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Striking Distance (1993)

Director: Rowdy Herrington

Writer: Rowdy Herrington, Marty Kaplan (Screenplay)

Starring: Bruce Willis, Sarah Jessica Parker, Dennis Farina, Tom Sizemore, Brion James, Robert Pastorelli

 

Plot: Coming from a police family, Tom Hardy ends up fighting his uncle after the murder of his father. Tom believes the killer is another cop, and goes on the record with his allegations. Demoted then to river duty, the killer taunts Tom.

 

There may be spoilers the rest of the review

 

Verdict: Enjoyable Crime Mystery

 

Story: Striking Distance starts as we learn about Detective Tom Hardy (Willis) who is from a cop family with father Vince (Mahoney) killed during a high-speed pursuit around the time of a trial against Tom’s former partner Jimmy Detillo (Pastoreli) for excess force used that Tom went against. We also have a serial killer on the loose but soon everything gets tied together with the killer caught even though it isn’t the man Tom believes it is.

After Jimmy kills himself Tom gets reassigned to a river rescue, when a body turns up in the river, Tom’s Uncle Captain Nick Detillo (Farina) enters the investigation. Tom gets a new partner in Jo Christman (Parker) but Tom’s life is turned upside down as the serial killer has returned, taunting Tom as he killed their latest victim, but this clashes Tom with Nick as Tom searches for the truth.

 

Thoughts on Striking Distance

 

Characters/PerformanceDetective Tom Hardy is from a cop family, he has tracked a serial killer and doesn’t believe the outcome of the hearing, when his father is killed Tom is moved to a small department, now he is being targeted by the killer who is making it personal but Hardy must go against all odds and opinions to solve the case. Jo is the latest partner Tom works with, she is by the book questioning Tom’s motives but also loyal to the Tom’s beliefs. Captain Nick doesn’t want to push Tom out but must to keep his department working.

Performance wise, Willis is good in this film which is one where we see the typical cop needing to solve the case before it is too late, Parker is solid throughout and makes for good supporting performance with Farina who was always good in cop roles do everything well and we also have a good performance from Sizemore.

StoryThe story is what the audience of the crime genre will enjoy, it has the fallen cop who must solve the case that has haunted him for years, this is all by the book and has twists coming in it which you might see coming in places but does have enough to keep us guessing too.

Action/Crime/MysteryThe action sequences are good car chases which are still slightly iconic now, the crime story is all about how cops track killers and not everyone believes everything which does play into the mystery needing to be solved.

SettingsWe start in the big city but move to the countryside which shows the different worlds that Tom must live through to prove his beliefs.

Final ThoughtsThis is an enjoyable crime mystery that will keep you guessing till the end, it has solid action sequence you can enjoy even if they are slightly barmy at times.

 

Overall: Good crime mystery.

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