Zombies prepare for Christchurch walk
Hundreds expected for Halloween walkCAROLINE KING
Can't wait for Halloween?
Slap on some fake blood and put on your best lifeless stare because tomorrow is the second annual Christchurch Zombie Walk.
Organiser Rhio Popham, 19, ran the first zombie walk in Christchurch on Halloween last year to give youths something to look forward to.
Popham promoted the event on Facebook and expected only a few friends would go but about 60 people turned up covered in fake blood and ripped clothes, and some on stilts with gas masks.
They staggered their way around Hagley Park and down Riccarton Rd chanting: "What do we want? Brains! When do we want it? Now!"
"Everyone got really into it," she said.
Popham expects even more people will turn out this year.
About 200 people had indicated via Facebook they would participate, she said.
Popham said the event was all about having fun.
"One of the best parts is the look on people's faces as they drive past and take a second look," she said.
It also gave youths who were too old to go trick-or-treating a chance to get dressed up and celebrate Halloween, Popham said.
If you are keen to take part, the zombies are gathering at Hagley Park, opposite the hospital, from 6pm.
The walk will start at 7pm and is expected to go for about half an hour. It is an alcohol-free event.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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