What is it about zombies at the moment? We know that The Walking Dead has been really popular, but recently we have seen a glut of zombie related attractions.
First out the stable was 2.8 Hours Later which keeps moving to new cities around the UK to keep the show fresh and exciting (especially with the new challenges that each new city brings). We reviewed the attraction in Bristol and Leeds and although the basic story is the same, it's the layout and features of the town that really make this show (as well as the amazing actors along the way!)
Next up came the insane Zombie Boot Camp, which took live action zombie role playing to a new level. Kitted out with Kevlar boy armour and riot shields there was only one way for any zombies that attacked us - and that was - down!! If you haven't read our review then you must read it now - this was one of the most brutal and raw experiences we have ever visited.
Following the incredible success of Boot Camp, a few other companies got into the zombie bashing mood. Zombie Shopping Mall, Zombie Training and Zombie Manor House all came up with different versions of the training and survival synopsis but this time using air-soft weaponry. Look out for future reviews of these attractions coming soon.
A few weeks back we experienced , a truly spectacular piece of theatre due to the incredible venue and the enthusiasm of the cast. Being trapped underground in the dark in a real nuclear bunker surrounded by "zombies" was both frightening and exhilarating - especially when our guide started firing real blank bullets!
Coming up later this year is Zombie Evacuation, the UK's first zombie 5k event where competitors will have to negotiate a course full of hazards (including hordes of ravenous zombies!)
On top of these e shows there are a number of large organised zombie gatherings all across the UK including Brighton's Beach of the Dead, The Birmingham Zombie Walk, and many, many more
So why do we love zombies so much?. Is this a rebellion against the state of the country at the moment with many people feel brain-dead through rising cuts and unemployment? Is it the belief that a a group we can rise up and change everything? Or is it the fact that we are sick of pretending to be nice and want to go back to our cannibalistic caveman like ways? Whatever it is - there's no denying - the zombies will be here for a very long time yet!
If you know of any new zombie events happening across the country then please let us know
Many of you will know me already. My name is Michael Bolton and I am passionate about Scare Attractions and being scared. I have been visiting and reviewing attractions since 2002. Why not come along on one of our trips and have a scream?