Braaaaiiiins: The Memphis Zombie Massacre is Friday Night

Posted by Holly Whitfield | May 28th 2013 1763 0

On Friday night, the undead will roam South Main in search of brains during the seventh annual Memphis Zombie Massacre.


Here's how it works: if you want to participate, zombify yourself in the manner of your choosing. Some people choose to go all out with extreme makeup and elaborately themed costumes (my favorite last year was a little girl who was a zombie Titanic victim), while others just douse themselves in fake blood. If you'd like to be a victim (and a zombie masacre is nothing without victims), slap a duct tape X on your shoulder and stand along the massacre route and wait to get "eaten", then join the horde.

A few people will be on hand to help out with makeup, but plan to do it yourself if you don't want to wait a long time. If you need a quick zombie makeup tutorial, there's one here and one here.

This year, the staging area has been moved to Second St. and G.E. Patterson in order to have more space for people to gather and to extend the route.


The Zombie Massacre isn't just about feasting on brains: it's about feeding needy people around the Mid-South. The organizers are collecting non-perishable food items for the Mid-South Food Bank at the staging area.

What: 7th Annual Memphis Zombie Massacre

Where: Step off is at the corner of Second and G.E. Patterson

When: Friday, May 31. Staging starts at 3:30 p.m. and the walk steps of at 6:30 p.m. sharp.

How much: Free, but bring canned goods to donate to the Mid-South Food Bank


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