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Vancouver Zombie Walk 2012 & Zombie August

Posted in horror, movies with tags , , , , , on August 12, 2012 by goregirl

The Vancouver Zombie Walk is this upcoming Saturday, August 18, 2012 starting at 3:00pm!!! When it comes to Zombie Walk I am like a child at Christmas! As I write this there is six sleeps until the big event. It is literally an all day event that involves hearty amounts of latex, liquor and paparazzi. I am going for a more rotting look this year and you’ll get a sample of my rottenness with a video of my top 10 favourite zombie films in full makeup. The zombie mayhem will continue after the walk with pictures and video from the 2012 Vancouver Zombie Walk, written reviews, trailers, and a bunch of other zombie-related awesomeness!

Vancouver Zombie Walk details taken from 2012 Vancouver Zombie Walk facebook page.

Here are some Goregirl pics from previous years…

Vancouver Zombie Walk 2008…

Vancouver Zombie Walk 2009…

Vancouver Zombie Walk 2010…

Vancouver Zombie Walk 2011…

Zombie Walk has a Wikipedia page! Here is their definition of what a zombie walk is;

“A zombie walk (also known as a zombie mob, zombie march, zombie horde, zombie lurch, zombie shamble, zombie shuffle, zombie monsta-mash, zombie irrigation, zombie hurricane or zombie crawl) is an organized public gathering of people who dress up in zombie costumes. Usually taking place in an urban center, the participants make their way around the city streets and through shopping malls to a public space (or a series of taverns in the case of a zombie pub crawl) in a somewhat orderly fashion.”

They had a list of World Records so I found pictures for the three last Guinness World Record holders; Mexico City, New Jersey and Ledbury, Herefordshire. Those are some impressive turnouts!

“In October 2009 Guinness World Records officially recorded and approved a new record for the largest gathering of zombies. The record was set at ‘The Big Chill Festival’ in Ledbury, Herefordshire on 6 August 2009. There were 4,026 zombie mob participants.”

“Guinness officially recognized a new record for the world’s largest gathering of zombies on 30 October 2010 at the 3rd annual New Jersey Zombie Walk on the Asbury Park Boardwalk in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Guinness recorded 4,093 zombies at the event, though organizers along with police and fire officials estimate more than 5,000 zombies were in attendance.”

“In November 2011, Mexico broke a new world record for largest zombie gathering. Guinness officially counted 9,806 participants, surpassing the previous record established by Asbury Park, New Jersey.”

Vancouver Zombie Walk 2011

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on August 22, 2011 by goregirl


Another Vancouver Zombie Walk over. My day started at 11 in the morning (latex takes a while to dry). We arrived at the Vancouver Art Gallery at 4 pm and the walk started at 4:30. We walked down Robson Street, made a left on Denman and ended at the beach. After the walk we had a couple of cocktails on the patio (that will be clear after you watch the videos) and off to Zombie-A-Go-Go for more drinking! It was a long freaking day but it was great fun! Here are some choice pics and three slideshows. Zombie walk madness!






VANCOUVER ZOMBIE WALK 2010 – IMPORTANT UPDATE!

Posted in zombies with tags , , , on August 18, 2010 by goregirl

The time of the walk has changed as follows:

■ ZOMBIE WALK MEETING TIMES & ROUTE :

– meet at 4 PM at the Art Gallery downtown
– The walk begins at 4:30 PM

ALSO…

There will be FREE ADMISSION to the Vancouver Police Museum for everyone in Zombie costume between 12-4! Come and have your photo taken in the morgue and in the autopsy suite!

Check out the nifty shots of zombie pin-up girls taken at the Vancouver Police Museum by clicking here.

JUST THREE MORE SLEEPS!

Stanley Park Ghost Train

Posted in halloween, horror with tags , , , on October 10, 2009 by goregirl

ghost train banner

I know several people who have been on the Ghost Train and claim it is awesome fun. I must admit, this event appears to be a little more “PG” than my usual outing. Could pick up some good ideas for Halloween costumes though. Beautiful Stanley Park isn’t far from the Dungeon, so I’ve decided I should check this out. The Ghost Train runs October 9th to November 1st 6 PM to 10 PM daily. The information below was cut and paste directly from the website. For more information on this event go here.

Zombies. Voodoo gods. Wild Women of the Woods. Three-headed dogs. Mexican witches’ brew. All these and more are in store for those who dare to climb aboard this year’s Stanley Park Hallowe’en Ghost Train.

Just ask Georgie—if you get a chance. In the latest Ghost Train adventure, Georgie is on the run, dodging and ducking an international group of ghouls and ghosties that inhabit the underworld. Will the mischievous child outrun the Wild Woman of the Woods, outwit the voodoo god Obatal, outsmart the Goddess of Death Kali? And can Georgie stay one step ahead of the man with the child-sized sack, Gentleman Jack?

Since 1999, the Ghost Train has become an annual tradition for thousands of families craving thrills and excitement. Reinventing itself each year with new themes, sets, costumes and many more surprises conjured up by the creative team at Mortal Coil Performance Society , the Ghost Train is a uniquely wonderful and fun experience every trick-or-treat season.

Directors Sharon Bayly, Peter Hall and Marietta Kozak of Mortal Coil head up this year’s crew of actors, dancers, stilt performers, and puppeteers bringing demons from all corners of the world’s folklore to life. Don’t worry, though—even as you venture through the Mouth of Hell and travel to the Underworld, you’ll be out of harm’s way in the safety of the Ghost Train…trust us! Mwahahahahahaha!

2009 Vancouver Zombie Walk

Posted in horror with tags , , , on August 16, 2009 by goregirl

goregirlAnother zombie walk come and gone. There was a huge turnout this year. It seemed like twice as many zombies as last years event. The weather was perfect as predicted. This years route took us down Robson Street to Denman and then ended at Beach Avenue. They actually stopped traffic and blocked off streets, which they didn’t do the previous year. The people in cars and
buses waiting for the huge mass of the undead to slowly amble their way down the street, actually looked pretty entertained. Although, I’m sure the group in the airporter bus, on their way to catch a flight, were probably less than impressed. After the walk was over we spent the afternoon drinking on the Patio at the Speakeasy on Davie Street. The staff there are great and we were treated to a round of shooters. We were the only zombies at the bar and were quite the spectacle. A group of Japanese tourists asked if they could have their picture taken with us. What can I say, I kinda dug the attention! I was personally disappointed in my own costume (that’s me in the black dress and boa). I looked more vampire than zombie, but after an hour and a half of gacking myself up, there was no turning back. I’ll be better prepared next year, and I’ll be doing the liquid latex thing for sure! I must get me a pair of those awesome cloudy white contacts! Below are some of my favorite shots from the day.
zombie crowd 2Look at all those zombies! It almost brings a wee tear to my eye!
zombie eatingThis guy is film worthy! Delightfully gory!!
zombie renassianceLovely!
zombie gouged eyesI am completely digging this gouged out eyes look! Very inventive!
zombie crawlingWe did a few “action shots” and I thought this one looked pretty nifty.
zombie mom and childThe child zombies are just so damn adorable! This little girl with her teddy was one of my favorites.
zombie yellow eyesFantastic! Love the yellow eyes!
zombie in treesYou never know where the undead might be hiding. It’s best to avoid heavy brush.
zombie nursesSexy undead nurses are always a crowd pleaser.
zombie crowdWe were pretty much walking in the centre of the mass. The first crowd shot we took from the front and this is the shot when we turned around. Tons and tons of zombies!
zombie pixieI’m calling her a zombie pixie, but not sure if that is what she was going for. Thought it was a pretty cool looking getup regardless.