Alex Isenor isn’t dead yet, but he plans to be come Saturday.

 

That is when he and hundreds of others will rise from the grave and march through the city for Halifax Zombie Walk 2009.

 

The event is exactly what it sounds like — people dress up in torn shirts, fake blood and other zombie attire to shuffle and groan their way through the city.

 

“It’s a lot of fun,” said Isenor, who organized the walk with friends Meaghan MacCormack and Amanda Waldick

“The most important thing, I think, is to stay in character. So basically a slow, shambling march. People dress mostly in gore, the clothes don’t really matter.”

This is the fourth Halifax Zombie Walk and could be far and away the biggest. Last year's hastily organized event had only a few dozen people attending, this year more than 1,200 people have already indicated they’ll take part via Facebook.

Isenor said he’s heard of children and even babies coming along.

But there have been obstacles.

Many people have tried to push for the event to be some form of protest or charity, but organizers wanted to keep it free and inclusive.

And, of course, there are those concerns about what if an actual real zombie shows up.

“That is my main fear, actually,” Isenor said. “What if the actual zombie apocalypse occurs on Saturday during our zombie walk? No one will see it coming and we’ll all be doomed.”

Participants at Saturday’s Halifax Zombie Walk 2009 will meet at 1 p.m. at the Camp Hill cemetery on Robie.

UPDATE:

This was part of the Halifax police summary of incidents Saturday;

At 1:00 p.m. The Halifax Regional Police escorted 500 zombies (young
and old) through the streets of Halifax. They left Camp Hill Cemetery
(where else) down Spring Garden Road to Parade Square, to Conrwallis
Park. It was a peaceful event.