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Zombie Walks: An International Pop Culture Phenomenon

I have heard of various zombie walks coordinated in differing geographical locations, but a recent email from my friend Matt Stone recommending a video on YouTube from Sydney Australia’s zombie walk indicates that this merits a blog post. Zombie walks are inspired by the increasing popular of the zombie from horror films as a pop culture symbol and icon. According to Wikipedia,

“A zombie walk (also known as a zombie march or zombie lurch) is an organized public gathering of two or more people who dress up in zombie costumes. Usually taking place in an urban centre, the participants make their way around the city streets and through shopping malls in a somewhat orderly fashion and often limping their way towards a local cemetery or other public space.”

The website for ZombieWalk lists a number of walks held throughout the United States, as well as Canada, the U.K., Australia, Amsterdam, Brazil, Sweden, Germany, and Iceland, indicating that this is a national and international phenomenon.

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