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Zombie Apocalypse Simulations Create Hateful Live Entertainment

It’s a sad statement that much of the populace today lives in constant fear of a ‘Zombie Apocalypse’. You almost can’t blame them; the media feeds our society a constant diet of Anti-Zombie terror and prejudice, from ‘The Walking Dead’ to ‘World War Z’ to an entire gamut of videogames, novels, comics and more.

Still, there’s a slight problem with sustaining that fear when the much discussed Apocalypse never materializes. How do you keep up the tension when the Zombie Community refuses to play along and rise up, destroying civilization?

Well, you could adjust your worldview, gain some empathy, repent for your offensive behavior.

Or you could stage a Zombie Apocalypse for cash:

And no, it won’t be playing on a big screen at the mall’s cinema – participants will be living it. Production company Zed Events has created a totally-involved zombie experience and you can take part for just 119 British pounds, or $189 U.S.

According to information from Zed’s website , the four-hour interactive occurrence with the undead is split up into two rounds: A full-on battle with zombies and then a video-game like mission that participants must carry out.

Yes, the UK is once again Ground Zero for an innovation in Anti-Zombiism: the staged Zompocalypse theme park.

Oh joy.

‘Zed Events’, as they like to call themselves, peddle a variety of these ‘Full Immersion’ experiences, but their obvious pride and joy is this new Mall outing, based out of an actual, now abandoned and awaiting demolition, shopping mall in Reading.

Players are trained in the use of airsoft rifles (to simulate firearm violence against Zombies) and then run through a series of ‘missions’, or perhaps more accurately, simulated pogroms against actors portraying various Zombie stereotypes.

All in all, a grisly and unfortunate spectacle.

Zed Events also has an outing set in a Zombie-populated mansion, showing their Resident Evil roots pretty prominently; all that seems to be missing is an underground military facility, but hey, there’s always next time.

Ugh.

Also tragically, this same sort of public misbehavior for profit is coming to the United States in the fall:

Atlanta’s Zombie Apocalypse will open this fall and give visitors a chance to take up to 20 shots at “a live undead zombie.” Zombie Manor in Arlington, Texas, also gives visitors an interactive run-in with zombies during the Halloween season.

If you’d rather be a zombie than fight them, it might be worth your while to visit Junction City, Kansas. Zombie Toxin Haunted House is looking for a few good ghouls to frighten visitors this fall.

Our work, truly, is never done here at the ZRC.


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2 Responses to “Zombie Apocalypse Simulations Create Hateful Live Entertainment”

  1. Michelle Hartz says:

    I saw we go and hand out literature and give the zombies hugs.

  2. John Sears says:

    I would *love* to. I think a better target might be this ‘Run For Your Lives’ 5k though, since it’s coming to Indy in… June or July, I forget which.

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