If the hit AMC show “The Walking Dead” has taught us anything, being trapped in a room full of zombies can get pretty stressful at times.
It’s hard enough having a brain eating monster breathing down your neck, but what if you could only escape by solving a bunch of puzzles?
This “Saw” meets “28 Days Later” scenario is the theme behind “Trapped in a Room With a Zombie,” an interactive theater performance that recently set up shop in Charlestown.
The production, which is now in 10 cities across America, places a team of people in locked room with a chained up zombie, according to Boston Magazine. Participants must solve a series of riddles and puzzles in order to find the key to their escape, before the undead breaks loose.
“The catch is, every five minutes a buzzer goes off and the zombie is released another few feet, and at the end of the hour, the zombie’s able to reach all the participants in the room,” actress Michelle Sisco told Boston Magazine.
While shows usually run a few times during weekends, the company also takes requests for weekday performances from companies looking to plan team-building events for employees.
According to Sisco, the success rate for one of these missions is quite low, as it takes a ton of cooperation between participants.
“It’s only about 33 percent,” Sisco said. “Solving the puzzles relies on people with different types of logical reasoning skills, mathematical skills, and visual skills. It’s good when you have enough people in the room because you get to watch each person with a different strength.”
Considering how terrifying this production sounds, I’ll stick with the video game playing zombies, thank you very much.