The second annual Zombie Walk will be on Halloween.

The second annual Zombie Walk will be on Halloween.

Nelson zombie horde growing

Halloween event will feature downtown parade of walking corpses followed by a screening of Shaun of the Dead at the Civic.

The zombie horde is growing!

This year, for Nelson’s second annual Zombie Walk at 1:30 on Halloween, the popular reanimated corpses will be teaming up with a school-organized “Thriller”-style flash mob in front of city hall.

“This year we’ve timed it so we can amalgamate those zombies into a bigger horde, and we’ll be running through the streets freaking people out and of course we’re going to get zombies marching down the newly minted Stores to Shores corridor,” said Nelson Civic Theatre’s Jason Asbell.

There will be professional makeup artists on hand for the event, including Sherry Perry, who will adorn Nelsonites with protruding bones, fake blood and ragged strips of fake flesh.

“Already we can tell people are getting stoked, they’ve been talking about it on Facebook and posting pictures,” said Asbell, coming fresh from the Civic’s Back to the Future event.

“We got 200 people out for that, and it goes to show what kind of community Nelson is when we can come up with these odd screenings that are so well-attended.”

He’s also stoked for a 40th anniversary Rocky Horror Picture Show screening on Oct. 29.

For this year’s Zombie they’re aiming to attract 306 zombies: enough to fill the theatre to capacity for the Shaun of the Dead screening at 2:30.

“We’re trying to make this an annual thing so we build it bigger and bigger each year,” said Asbell.