...if looks could kill
Victoria Zombie Walk 2014
A zombie walk is an organized public gathering of people who dress up in zombie costumes. Participants usually meet in an urban center and make their way around the city streets and public spaces (or a series of taverns in the case of a zombie pub crawl) in an orderly fashion.
Zombie walks are relatively common in large cities, especially in North America.
An early flash mob-type gathering of zombies was hastily put together at the Gen Con gaming convention in Milwaukee, USA in August 2000.
An early zombie parade event was held on 19 August 2001 in Sacramento, California, USA. The event, billed as "The Zombie Parade."
The first gathering specifically billed as a "Zombie Walk" occurred in October 2003 in Toronto. It was organized by local horror movie fan Thea Munster, and had only seven participants.
In subsequent years, the Zombie Walk has grown tremendously in size, with 7000 zombies and 3000 onlookers participating. The Zombie Walk has spread to Vancouver, creating the zombie walk tradition in that city. On 27 August 2005, over 400 participants proceeded through Vancouver's Pacific Centre mall, travelled on the SkyTrain (referred to for the event as the "SkyBrain" or the "BrainTrain"), and continued 35 blocks to Mountain View Cemetery. In 2011, Calgary held their first zombie walk along the downtown core. It has since become an annual event gathering, with over 1000 people each time and growing.