Oct. 17--1. The third time's the charm
The local zombie walk was started in 2009 by Earl Kessler of Sherman Theater's "Severed" horror and cult movie film series. A zombie horde will gather on Eighth Street on Halloween night.
Last year, more than 150 participated. This year, with electronic billboards advertising the event, there could be many more hungry ghouls. (Although started in 2009, it's officially titled the "third annual." The walk in 2011 was actually canceled due to weather.)
2. Watch gory films together
Severed is known for its lewd, crude and bloody cult cinema events.
"There's something unique about watching movies with other horror fans around Halloween," Kessler said. "Messiah of Evil," and "Scream Bloody Murder" are two 1970s horror flicks that are not for the squeamish.
3. Bands with creepy names
Intermission time means rocking out at Severed events. The local band King Dead and Television Blood will perform music described as dark synth pop and doom instrumental. The group will keep the horror theme alive with their own rendition of horror movie soundtracks.
4. Getting the dead look
Tattered clothes, some make-up, blood and plenty of dirt is all it takes to look like the walking dead. To start, rip up some of your least favorite clothes and get them acquainted with dirt. Give them a healthy splash of fake blood. Be sure to use dark makeup around the eyes to give that sunken-in look, Kessler said.
5. Be dead, but be on time
The zombie horde should expect to gather at the Hampton Inn on Eighth Street starting at 6 p.m. There Kessler will give instructions on the walk to the Sherman. The group will start the walk at 6:30 p.m. The zombie walk is free and open to all ages. The zombie walk party, featuring music and movies, has a $5 cover charge and begins at 7 p.m.
Camilo H. Smith
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