Secret Cinema to take on horror for the first time with 28 Days Later event

The interactive cinema outfit will host its first nationalised event, with shows in both London and another secret city

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Secret Cinema enters new territory with its next event: the frights and delights of the horror genre. 

The next film to receive the company's unique brand of interactive cinema is Danny Boyle's 2002 British cult classic, 28 Days Later. The horror which revamped the zombie genre for a whole new century, leading to the craze now so widely-fuelled by the likes of The Walking Dead

Set in post-apocalyptic London, the film sent Cillian Murphy's Jim to navigate the city's now deserted streets; as he wakes from a coma to find an epidemic virus has resulted in total societal collapse. 

Expect plenty of abandoned buildings and hordes of the undead; as Secret Cinema launches its first nationwide event, hosting shows both in London and another, yet to be revealed city. 

"Secret Cinema never fails to amaze with their experiences, and it’s exciting to see them tackle their first ever horror. London prepare," said Andrew Macdonald, who produced the original 28 Days Later

The event also has support from both director Danny Boyle and its screenwriter Alex Garland; whose directorial debut Ex Machina picked up the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects. 

"Secret Cinema is excited to step into the world of horror with Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later, a true British horror classic - we look forward to creating a suitably frightening and exhilarating experience," stated Fabien Riggall, Founder and Creative Director of Secret Cinema.

"Secret Cinema’s expansion over the last nine years has been remarkable, we’ve now created experiences in New York and Berlin, as well as the many in London. But this will be a turning point for us as we embark upon our very first UK nationwide production."

The event will form part of its Secret Cinema Presents series, which (obviously) breaks away from the company's usual practice of not revealing its selected film beforehand; the 28 Days Later shows following in the footsteps of last year's wildly successful Star Wars events. 

Their current "Tell No One" production runs until March, with both the title of the film and the location of its screening kept secret to the public. 

The 28 Days Later event will run from 14 April 2016 to 29 May 2016. Tickets will be available to purchase here, on sale from 1pm on Thursday, 3 March.