Rescue Limo Ride Could Be Creepy

Posted on July 19, 2011 by LCT Magazine

Picture a scene of teenage girls in make-up and fancy dresses standing in the rain waiting for their limousine. They learn the stretch won’t be showing up, and all the other services are booked. Suddenly, a black limousine used for funerals appears, and the door opens. Do they get in? Is it a trap? Do scary boyfriends lurk within?

While this could be the beginnings of a low-budget Syfy channel move plot, it sort-of happened like that to a group of British 16-year-old girls in the eastern city of Sunderland, as reported by Limo Broker ( a limousine brokering service in the U.K).

Like most students, the girls made their prom transportation arrangements months in advance of the event. But with just a few weeks to go before prom, the company notified the girls that it was going out of business and would therefore be unable to provide them with a ride.

With their teenage prom dreams dissolving before their eyes, the girls found an unlikely hero, Scollen and Wright Funeral Service. The director at Scollen and Wright heard about the girls’ dilemma and offered them the use of their black funeral limo free of charge. Instead of being anxious about arriving to prom in a funeral car, the girls were thrilled with their exotic and unique ride, not to mention its dark mystique.

Maybe there is a potential “limo noir” market among adventurous teens wanting to standout on prom night. Funeral services in the prom limo business? Creepy or creative, depending on how you see it.

Original article here.

— Michael Campos, LCT assistant editor

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