GENERAL

WHAT IS THIS AWESOME EVENT?


Joe Bob's Haunted Drive-In is a Halloween haunt which blends a horror shorts film festival with the live experience of a zombie invasion. Each film will be presented by drive-in expert and horror host Joe Bob Briggs & his celebrity friends. As real zombies invade the audience, the onscreen entertainment will interact with the live action to create a scary, fun, and immersive experience unlike any other.




WHERE & WHEN WILL THIS TAKE PLACE?


At drive-ins around the Los Angeles area over second half of October 2020. Make sure to sign up for our email list to be the first to buy tickets when they're announced!




WHAT TIME CAN I SHOW UP?


Make sure to check your ticket for the gates and show times!




WILL FOOD AND BATHROOMS BE AVAILABLE?


Bathrooms will be available. Depending on the location, the snack bars should be open for business. Please check with us if you are unsure.




CAN WE TAKE PHOTOS OR VIDEOS?


Please refrain from filming or photographing the show, especially with a flash. We don’t want our actors blinded! We will have a great photo-op area though!




WILL THE ACTORS TOUCH ME OR REACH INTO MY CAR?


Nope! We’re striving for a safe environment. Please do not approach or touch our actors as well.




DO I HAVE TO WEAR A MASK?


Yes, if you’re heading to the bathroom, merch table, or snack bar, for sure. If you have your windows down, yes. If you are not wearing a mask with your window down, your experience will not be as scary since our scare actors will avoid your car.




CAN I SIT OUTSIDE MY CAR OR IN THE BACK OF MY TRUCK?


No. County rules state that everyone must stay in their cars except when walking to the bathroom, merch table, or snack bar. It will also be a scarier experience for you to be in your car, trust us!




CAN I ROLL DOWN MY WINDOWS?


Yes as long as you are wearing a mask! BUT, the experience will be scarier if you keep them up!




HOW CLOSE WILL OTHER VEHICLES BE TO MINE?


Six feet or more away, depending on the rules of the theater and the county guidelines on the night.




WILL THE ACTORS BE WEARING MASKS?


Yes! All of our actors and guest relations folks will be wearing face coverings for the safety of everyone.




CAN I LEAVE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SHOW?


For the safety of our actors roaming the drive-in, please exit your car and find any of our non-actor employees or security to help you safely navigate to the exit.




HOW LONG IS THE EVENT?


The short films with the Joe Bob Briggs commentary will be approximately 90 mins. The pre-show with load-in, pre-show audio entertainment, and trailers will be another 30 mins to 1hour. So if you arrive when the gates open, you can expect at least 2+ hours of fun and entertainment!




WHAT IF IT RAINS?!


The show must go on! In your car, you might be safe from the rain, but you may not be safe from the creatures of the night!




CAN I BRING MY PET BUDDIES?


Unfortunately, no. Due to the live elements of this show, we cannot allow pets. And would you want your pup or kitty to be eaten by a zombie?




WHAT CAN I BRING OR DO?


Alcohol, weapons and drugs are prohibited at Joe Bob's Haunted Drive-In. Event Providers reserve the right, without refund of any amount paid, to refuse admission to, or eject, any person whose conduct management deems disorderly, who uses vulgar or abusive language to staff or scare actors, or who fails to comply with Event Provider rules. Breach of terms or rules will terminate your license to attend the event without refund. A ticket is a revocable license and admission may be refused upon refunding the ticket's face amount. A ticket is not redeemable for cash.




IS THIS A DOUBLE FEATURE?


No, admission is for one screening.




IS THIS PART OF JOE BOB'S SHOW THE LAST DRIVE-IN?


Joe Bob's Haunted Drive-In is a wholly different project produced by Black Vortex Cinema starring Joe Bob Briggs and Darcy the Mail Girl. If you have any questions, please send them through our contact page and not the good folks at Shudder or The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs!




IS THIS A LIVE APPEARANCE BY JOE BOB BRIGGS, DARCY THE MAIL GIRL, AND FELISSA ROSE?


Joe Bob, Darcy, and Felissa will perform in pre-recorded introductions to each short film and a storyline that plays on-screen, but they are not guaranteed to appear live at any show. However, they may appear at select nights for autograph signings. Sign up for our email list to find out when they'll appear in person!




WILL YOU HAVE STROBE LIGHTS?


We may have strobe lights or strobing effects on screen. Please take note for those with photosensitivity issues and prone to seizures.





TICKETS/MERCH

HOW MUCH IS ADMISSION?


Tickets start at $99 per carload. Fit as many people as you like as long as your vehicle has a seatbelt for each of them! Subcribe to our email list to make sure you get the latest locations, dates, discounts and new merch info before the general public!




WHERE CAN I BUY ADMISSION?


Admission per carload starts at $99 and is only available at joebobshaunteddrivein.com! Subscribe to our email list to get the latest info before the rest of the public!




WHERE CAN I BUY MERCHANDISE?


When you buy your ticket, you can purchase goodies we have for sale, including autographed items from our stars (if they are unable to attend on a night). Please check in periodically to catch new items for sale! We'll also have a merch table on-site, but supplies may be small. Pre-ordering is the best way to get the item you want!




HOW WILL WE ENTER?


Depending on the location, you'll line up in your car and be asked to show your ticket for scanning. We'll package all of your merch and pass it to you before you get inside!




DO YOU ALLOW REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES?


All sales are final.




SHOULD I PRINT MY TICKET?


You don't have to, but in case you drop your phone in a pool of zombie guts (or it boringly has an issue showing the Purchase Number/Code), it couldn't hurt to have it on paper.




DO YOU OFFER DISCOUNTS?


The early bird and discounted rates are listed on each night. Make sure to sign up for our email list so we can let you know when discounted tickets are available before the rest of the public scoops them up!




HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN I BRING?


Admission is per car, so you are allowed to bring one passenger per seatbelt. County guidelines states that passengers must be from the same household.




IS THERE A VIP SECTION?


No. All tickets are general admission and spaces are first come, first serve. If you arrive early, you'll have a better chance at closer screen views. Besides that, the live scare experience will be similar for everyone!




I ALREADY BOUGHT ADMISSION AND WANT TO ADD MERCH! IT WON'T LET ME!


Email us at info@blackvortexcinema.com or through the contact button above. Tell us exactly the color, quantity, and item(s) you would like and we can add them to your order. The card you used to purchase the ticket will be charged the additional amount.




CAN I BRING MY OWN ITEMS TO GET SIGNED?


Unfortunately, due to ensuring the safety of everyone, we're unable to sign items you bring. We will have official posters for sale and our stars will have photos and items available for purchase to sign.




CAN I GET A PHOTO WITH THE CAST?


To ensure the safety of everyone, there will not be a photo op. Our stars will be at a table a safe distance away from the audience during signings, so you will be able to say hello though!





FILM & FILM FESTIVAL

WHAT FILM IS PLAYING?


Joe Bob's Haunted Drive-In is a hybrid concept of a short horror film festival with pre-recorded introductions to each film by horror host Joe Bob Briggs, Darcy the Mail Girl, and Felissa Rose. As the night goes on and the live zombies invade the drive-in, the on-screen storyline will interact with the scary action on the ground, creating an experience unlike any other! Be ready to see some of the world's best short horror films, commented on by Joe Bob with his signature humor and passion for the genre!




CAN I SUBMIT MY SHORT FILM?


Unfortunately, the submission period has ended. If you have horror films, please consider submitting to fun festivals such as FilmQuest, Horrible Imaginings, ZedFest, and Screamfest!




WILL THE SHOW BE AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY OR STREAMING?


No, live and in-person will be the only way you can see it, since we're producing it exclusively for this experience and the scary action on the ground.




ARE THE FILMS SAFE FOR KIDS TO WATCH?


If the films were rated, they’d be in the PG-13 to R rated category. You may see some blood, guts, decapitations, disembowelments, severed limbs, and frightening terror. If your kid already loves horror films, then it’s up to you!




HOW CAN WE HEAR THE AUDIO?


Please make sure the vehicle you arrive in has an FM stereo and decent speakers so you can hear the on-screen entertainment. The audio portion of Joe Bob's Haunted Drive-In is an important element of the event!





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