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Zombie Walk

 

 

Cleo Wolfus, 30, organized three Zombie Walks in Seattle this year, including one in Fremont last Saturday.  At the Zombie Walks, people lurched and hobbled down city streets, just like the undead you see in horror movies.

 

According to the online encyclopedia Wikipedia, the first movie to feature a zombie was the 1932 flick “White Zombie,” directed by Victor Halperin and starring Bela Lugosi.

 

Zombie Walks started in Toronto in 2003, and they’ve started to catch on in the United States.  Other cities that hosted walks this year included Boston; Columbia, S.C.; Richmond, Va.; Dunwoody, Ga,; and Madison, Wis.

 

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Cleo Wolfus:  (We are) dressed up like zombies acting as we would in any classic zombie movie – clawing along windows, looking for brains, piling on top of parked cars and generally trying to scare people.

 

I think the idea of zombies really goes well with people being apathetic about what’s politically happening right now.  Especially young people.  They don’t have a voice.  A lot of people just feel powerless, and I think the zombie really embodies that.  Most people are excited about that right now.  I don’t think it will be a thing next year.

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