Ghost of Zombie Walks Past

Well, last year I had to miss the Nashville Zombie Walk because I was in the hospital. This year, I missed it because I had to work. So, seeing as how I’ve missed my favorite seasonal event two years running now, I decided to play around with some of my old pics from the past z-walks and give them the Night of the Living Dead treatment. Have a look.

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First we have the bus stop zombie, a gentleman on stilts who looked like a tall, bloated, angry corpse made more angry as we waited for the cross walk by the bus stop. The stilt walkers come out every year and you get at least one guy like this. They’re always so cool.

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Next we have the reverend of the undead, wearing a George Romero, Day of the Dead inspired mask with the tongue lolling out of the open face. It’s really the stuff of nightmares, especially when you’ve seen the film and follow it up by seeing it in person.

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The Mummy’s Curse was great. This ghoul was propped up against the side of a delicatessen on Broadway smoking a cigarillo. He joked about being flammable and about how “those things [the cigarillos] will kill ya’.” Most everyone who shows up has a great sense of humor and is really friendly.

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The horde marching on 1st Avenue was great, especially with the light shining in between the buildings. Happened right after a freak shower drenched us all for about five minutes before the sky cleared and left a trail of make up and blood oozing into Fort Nashboro.

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The Corpse Bride pretty well sums up my feelings on matrimony and seemed like a fitting place to stop for this post. This was right before the entire horde descended on my friend Beth who chose to come as a zombie hunter. Looking forward to the 2015 walk.

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About Danno

Dan Lee is a freelance writer, horror fiction author and independent publisher, and horror culture correspondent living in a small town outside a major Southern metropolis. His articles, interviews, editorials, and fictional works continue to run on several sites and publications. He is also one of the resurrectionists behind the return of the Nashville Zombie Walk (2017).
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