Alternatively titled: “When There’s No More Room in Hell, the Dead Will Walk the Earth.”
Last night, hordes of zombies descended on downtown Silver Spring, Maryland, and I was right in the thick of it. As were many other people, some of whom had no idea what was going on, but were entirely unfazed by the whole thing. Like the dude whom I overheard mutter the title to this post.
All of you who thought about coming and then didn’t because of the rain and the tired and the inertia? You are so bummed, because it was, like, 70 degrees, not rainy, and AWESOME.
Fortunately, my friend
Mrs. D J and her family came down and let me hang out with them. J’s son is making a zombie movie and used the opportunity to get lots of tape of free special effects. Considering that they didn’t know about the zombie walk until I told them about it, I’m pretty sure that my part in the making of the movie earned me an Associate Producer credit and a 10-share of the eventual proceeds.
I just might have done a fair amount of jumping up and down and clapping my hands. Which, come to think of it, may have wrecked more than a few of J’s son’s shots.
I took a lot of photos. I wasn’t the only one though. There was a virtual swarm of paparazzi.
But never fear! There were zombie hunters too.
Some of the zombie costumes were good, some were a little weak, all were good-intentioned, but this was the very damn cutest of them all:
I hit Lebanese Taverna for dinner (and the bookstore) before the walk and caught sight of my first zombies while I was eating.
They said they were vegetarian. Pffft.
I spent a substantial portion of my meal trying to surreptitiously take photos of zombie dinner without being noticed. I don’t think I succeeded. Not to mention that you can’t even tell that they’re dressed as zombies because of my shoddy photography.
I really enjoyed the dedication to the role that some of the zombies showed at the walk. Especially this guy:
I leave you with these tips:
(1) To kill a zombie, you must destroy his brain.
(2) In case of an undead uprising, hope for shambling zombies instead of the newfangled running kind.
(3) Zombies can’t swim, but they also can’t drown.
(4) Head north. The zombies will freeze, but you will not. Probably.
(5) Remain vigilant.
(6) In no case should you take an actual shotgun to a casual zombie walk.