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OSS Zombie Walk

eventsMy friend Laverne noticed I was hitting the OSS zombie walk and asked “I thought you already did this?”

New_100_5745It’s easy to see why she was confused….in the last few weeks we’ve had zombie walk at the 5 O’Clock and Night of the Living Dead at the Apollo.

OSS is one of the oldest zombies walks in the Cleveland area, and these days it’s held at Mahalls on Madison in Lakewood. It always draws a big crowd and this year they added some extras such as the screening of night of the living Dead in the basement and the Zombie prom a little later on.

Maddie asked if she could be someone from the Walking Dead, but didn’t really want to wear much makeup…so we made her Lizzie. My wife asked Maddie “Please promise me to not grow up and become a serial killer.”

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I wanted to try something different too. I’ve been wanting to do a skinless Frank from Hellraiser for a couple of years, but the one time I tried it the makeup didn’t turn out very well. I decided to try again…and do it better, with good bones and a new bald cap.

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I’m very pleased with how it came out…except EVERYONE recognized me! I ran into Ryan and Halle spotted me before I even got into the Bowling Alley.

“Got here just in time!” Ryan told me “I’m just about to start this walk!”

Inside Jason and Tina caught me as well and knew me immediately.

New_100_5717How is everyone recognizing me in this makeup?”

“Three years at Wasteland, of course I’m going to recognize you!” Jason replied.

I had to grab a photo of Zombie cap, and he told me “Put this on my facebook!”

“Okay, what’s your name?”

“It’s me, Mark!” I felt like such a putz not recognizing him…but apparently most people were fooled.

Before the walk, WB reps came out and handed out posters then took photos of zombies holding them up to promote the movie. Maddie even got a frisbee! (And was amazingly excited about that….)

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It was a good walk, a lot of the zombies were getting into character, rushing the people watching on porches, chasing pedestrians and occasionally New_100_5746getting into skirmishes with the zombie hunters. Maddie loved watching the zombies run and fight.  It may have been the most fun she’s had at one of these.

Afterwards, it was downstairs at the bowling alley for Night of the Living Dead on 16mm film. Maddie made it thorough about half of it, then needed a break. We went upstairs and since we WERE in a bowling alley, we got a lane. There’s something surreal about watching a skinless man bowl….

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A good night for a good cause, with the canned goods and money going to the Cleveland food bank. I think I may need a break for zombies for a short while though. That’s okay, we’ve got Lake Effect Comicon this weekend, and new Violent Blue all week!

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