Get with the trend and try something new… become a zombie, or choose to be attacked by them! Sound like your idea of fun? Then read on…
Literary history of the zombie dates back to around 5000 years ago, when in Epic of Gilgamesh, an angry goddess threatens to bring the dead back to eat the living. Our cult love for zombies has grown ever since, with George A Romero, reinventing the zombie. George A Romero is now seen as a cult icon and the daddy of all things zombie, fuelling our obsession with the dead walking.
The last decade has seen an influx of zombie films, television shows, computer games and comics. A couple from Liverpool even dressed as the “undead” to tie the knot in the UK’s first zombie-themed wedding recently. The best thing of all is that we, the general public can now experience the ultimate zombie take-over for ourselves.
With events all over the UK, you are literally spoilt rotten. Find out what’s on where and keep up to date with events in your area with WoW247. Enjoy a Day of the Dead with our top three zombie themed days out are:
1. Zombie experience day: Choose from a disused shopping mall, manor house, bunkers and boot camps. You will be briefed by the Police Special Zombie Bashing Unit on the ‘zombie apocalypse’ that you are tasked to try and fix. Prepare yourself for La Horde!
You can also attend the Zombie School, where you become the unliving embodiment of a zombie. Perfect for fooling the undead when the zombie apocalypse hits, but it may leave you Brain Dead. Please note: Zombies don’t eat their own!
2. Zombie walks or runs: Once you’ve been to zombie school you will have learnt all of the necessary evils to fit right in. A great place to find these events is via social networks, such as Facebook.
3. Last, but not least are flash mobs. These come in all shapes and sizes, but what could be better than a zombie flash mob? These pop up all over, and when you least expect it. To get involved search through social networks, or even better… organise your own!
In the words of George A Romero: “Zombies don’t represent anything… except a global change of some kind. And the stories are about how people respond or fail to respond to this.”
Are you ready to enter the Night of the Living Dead?