Zombie Walk OKC

We’d say that you’ve been warned, but hey: These guys and gals are pros.

“I think I’m up to helping organize about seven or eight zombie events now,” said Ron Butler, who organizes Zombie Walk OKC with Brie Jepsen. “Brie organized the group in the first  parade
about the same time I was starting zombiewalkokc.com to help
consolidate Central Oklahoma’s scattered zombie population.”

They’ve been rounding up the dead ever since. Butler hopes to have between 300 and 500 zombies in this weekend’s parade.

“I’m
sure we have more than enough zombie fans around the metro to make it
happen, and we need to bring them together to prove that Oklahoma can
form a world-class swarm,” said Butler, who’ll be wandering around as
Zombie Willie Nelson. “A few zombies limping down the street are going
to get your attention, but it’s the terrifying horde filling the street
as far as you can see and making all kinds of noise that’s really
breathtaking. Then add in the crazy outfits … and we should have
something surreal and entertaining on a scale that’s almost
overwhelming.”

He said zombie walks have increased in popularity in the past few years simply because they’re fun.

“It’s
a fantastic creative outlet where anyone can take the same simple
scenario of bodies refusing to stay dead,” Butler said, “and go in
innumerable directions with it.”

Gazette staff

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