Zombie walks have become a trend during recent years. All over the world people dress up in zombie costumes, get ultra-creative with make-up and gather in large groups to spread horror in the streets of peaceful and unsuspecting cities.
It might be due to the huge popularity of apocalyptic movie blockbusters all through the last decade or so, and the re-invention of the zombie genre from its cult, Romero origins, with both big screen and TV series, such as the Walking Dead (itself based on a hugely popular comic series). I'll leave it to sociologists to figure out what this may signify for modern times and young people living through them.
For the time being, I'm reporting from an event that took place in Athens, Greece, on March 12. It was organized by Zombie Thriller Party, and it's the fifth year around it's taking place. In Greece we are at the end (and peak) of the Carnival season, so it makes sense for the event to coincide with the general public celebrations.
This year participation was quite significant, and probably greater than last year, albeit the cloudy weather which could easily ruin everything (hint: make-up and rain don't mix so well). Costumes, make-up as well as attitude and concepts were also more involved and it seems the event has been established for good among Athens' youth.
Here are some pictures from the Happy Undead, enjoy!