Imaide said she hoped the new format would help lift the mood of entertainers struggling during the pandemic.
“Maybe we should just not do anything and keep our heads down,” she said seriously, from underneath a full face of zombie make-up.
“I don’t know what the right thing to do is… But we want to continue offering a haunted house, even if it means we have to change the style a bit. We want many people to enjoy it, to enjoy being scared.”
Japan’s coronavirus state of emergency has already been lifted, and some amusement parks are slowly beginning to reopen, with restrictions on guests.
But the squad is moving ahead with its drive-in concept for now, and tickets for its first dates next month at a Tokyo garage have already sold out.
Imaide hopes guests will feel comfortable letting loose and getting the full, horrifying experience.
“Let out all your fears, that’s the way to enjoy it,” she advised.