The Horrifically Real virtuality: Virtual reality (VR) has been hailed by some as the future of cinema; but what if it were rather a link to its past?
In The Horrifically Real Virtuality, French director Marie Jourdren plunges groups of 10 participants into a wildly immersive mix of alt-cinema history, theatre and VR.
Visitors are invited to the film set of Ed Wood, the sci-fi and cult film director portrayed by Johnny Depp in the 1994 film by Tim Burton. At Wood’s side is his faithful, cantankerous muse Bela Lugosi, whose character’s wife has been abducted by aliens. The deftly executed and very entertaining experience is full of surprises, so I won’t say much more about the premise.
As stated above, it’s interactive, meaning that to get the most out of it, patrons shouldn’t hesitate to step in, speak up and have fun.
The Horrifically Real Virtuality is co-produced by the Phi Centre, where it runs until April 28 in French and English versions. Tickets cost $46 to $55, available at phi-centre.com.