Australians, heralded around the world as experts in the traditional pastime of chundering have welcomed with open arms the latest audience participation spectacular.
‘Vom-a-long-a Exorcist’, an unusual take on the Sound-of-Music musical singalongs, has been playing to packed cinemas in Hobart, Tasmania since April.
The film invites its audience to engage in dramatic empathy with Regan MacNeil, the 12-year-old girl apparently possessed by the devil by throwing up.
In the tradition of the Rocky Horror Show, audience members dress up in nightgowns and wear slime-encrusted masks, as well as waterproof cagoules, frequently.
As the traditional home of the ‘technicolour yawn’, Hobartians are naturally proud of this latest interactive ‘spin’ on their favourite hobby.
Jerry ‘Chunderhead’ Chang, the brains behind the Vom-a-long, said “It’s a great night out for grown-ups and kids. We start with a head-spinning competition, then we all try to re-enact the scene where the priest geezer tumbles down the stairs. During the film everyone shouts out all the rude words really really loud. It’s bonzer, really! Next week we’re going to make it even more exciting by serving alcohol before the showing.”
In other news, Barf*o*rama, the Hobart-based company that supplies air-sickness bags to the travel industry has shown a 7000% rise in profits.