Help hunger: Join the Zombie Walk in Shreveport, La.

The 2011 Shreveport Zombie Walk will take place 4 p.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 8 in downtown Shreveport. The annual event, now in its fourth year, is a massive gathering of zombie horror fans that dress in elaborate zombie costumes and gather to stagger and moan through a public space in Shreveport. Past events were held at Mall St. Vincent. The 2011 event will take place in the 300 block of McNeill Street, adjacent to the old courthouse in downtown Shreveport. This year’s walk will include live music from the Moulin Dudes, “zombie crowd control” provided by the Twin City Knockers roller derby team, and an appearance and book signing by award-winning zombie horror writer Rhiannon Frater. While admission is free, participants are asked to bring canned goods and non-perishable food items to be donated to the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana. The 2010 event raised more than 800 pounds of food. 

Following the 2011 Shreveport Zombie Walk, the Robinson Film Center, located at 617 Texas St., will present a special screening of Peter Jackson’s zombie cult classic “Dead Alive” at 7:45 p.m. The official Shreveport Zombie Walk After Party will be held at Mojo’s, located at 203 Texas St., featuring live music from the Moulin Dudes beginning at 11 p.m. for ages 21 and up.

The Shreveport Zombie Walk won’t be the only one taking place on October 8. The Shreveport event is scheduled to coincide with more than 50 similar events around the world, as part of World Zombie Day. The Shreveport Zombie Walk is the only zombie walk in the State of Louisiana which takes place on World Zombie Day. For more information on the Shreveport Zombie Walk, including photo galleries from previous years’ events, visit www.shreveportzombiewalk.com or search for “Shreveport Zombie Walk” on Facebook.

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