Haven’t been sleeping well? Feel stressed and under appreciated? Trouble at home? Lose your worries at this year’s Zombie Walk.
The Zombie Walk returns to Vancouver to round off the summer. The event was moved from its earlier date in August, to September, to appease the tourism industry. Apparently an army of foot-dragging, near-dead, blood-spitting ghouls is off-putting to cruise ship passengers.
Never-or-less, the dead will have their day. All you need to concern yourself with on September 6th is ‘braaaaaains.’ That and your make-up.
The organizers have planned a 3 p.m. meet-up at the Vancouver Art Gallery, with a 4 p.m. start time for the parade of undead corpses. The route will be the same as years prior: west down Robson and then south on Denman to English Bay. The shenanigans should wrap up around 6 p.m.
All participants are kindly asked to help with the cleanup, i.e., blood detail. The undead leave a nasty slug trail.
Spectators are welcome and encouraged to document the walk on social media.
The police will also be on hand to monitor the event and keep the fun safe for everyone. Zombies are asked not to deface public or private property and to respect the space of the bystanders.
Need a little inspiration for your costume or zombie movements? Your homework for the week is a sit-down viewing of any or all of the films listed below:
- Shaun of the Dead
- World War Z
- Night of the Living Dead
- 28 Days Later
- Dawn of the Dead (our favourite)
“This is the way the world ends; not with a bang or a whimper,
but with zombies breaking down the back door.” – Amanda Hocking