Thrill Vancouver is Back, Oct 24: Dance Michael Jackson’s Thriller with Hundreds of Other Zombies

Photo credit: John Bollwitt | Flickr

Photo credit: John Bollwitt | Flickr

Just in time for Halloween, Thrill Vancouver is back.

The annual event, where people dress up like zombies and dance to Michael Jackson’s Thriller, returns Saturday, Oct. 24. This year, the dance – which has attracted hundreds of enthusiastic Vancouver zombies in the past – is being held at Olympic Village Square, on False Creek in downtown Vancouver, starting at 3 p.m. sharp.

Thrill Vancouver is part of the international Thrill the World event, which sees thousands of participants in dozens of different countries simultaneously emulate the signature dance moves from Jackson’s epic 1983 music video Thriller, which famously featured walking corpses gyrating to the beat. The Vancouver event is organized by Improv Anywhere, the same group that brought you the No Pants SkyTrain Ride.  Continue reading:
Thrill Vancouver is Back, Oct 24: Dance Michael Jackson’s Thriller with Hundreds of Other Zombies

Hunt Zombies (and Aliens) on the Streets of Downtown Vancouver: Zombie Syndrome is Back for 2015

Screenshot from Alien Contagion

Screenshot from Alien Contagion

Zombies are big in Vancouver, judging from the turnout for his month’s zombie parade through downtown. But combine zombies with aliens and you’ve got a serious hit on your hands.

That’s the premise of the newest instalment of The Zombie Syndrome – the interactive, zombie-chasing adventure staged in downtown Vancouver in the lead-up to Halloween. Starting Oct. 6, you can grab your smartphone and join other zombie hunters on a quest to save the world as part of Alien Contagion: Rise of The Zombie Syndrome. Just watch your back and don’t get bit along the way.

The unique piece of interactive theatre – staged by local company the Virtual Stage – has won rave reviews from press, critics and, most importantly, participants. Audience members meet up in a secret location and then use GPS-enabled smartphones to gather clues from across the city. Along the way, they confront all sorts of ghoulish adversaries as they move from site to site, from walking corpses to menacing extraterrestrials. Continue reading:
Hunt Zombies (and Aliens) on the Streets of Downtown Vancouver: Zombie Syndrome is Back for 2015

Zombie Fighting Returns to Streets of Downtown Vancouver

Photo credit: The Zombie Syndrome from the Virtual Stage

Photo credit: The Zombie Syndrome from the Virtual Stage

Zombies are back on the streets of Vancouver.  And our only hope is … you and your smartphone.

For the third year, the Virtual Stage is unleashing its interactive Halloween adventure The Zombie Syndrome on downtown Vancouver.  Starting Oct. 7, you can grab your smartphone and join other “top agents” on a quest to save the world and elude the undead.  Just watch your back and don’t get bit along the way.

The unique piece of interactive theatre has won rave reviews from press, critics and – most importantly – participants.  The audience must use GPS-enabled smartphones to gather clues from across the city and stop the zombie plague. Groups are guided by special agents from the “Department of National Defence” and confront all sorts of ghoulish adversaries as they move from site to site, from walking corpses to menacing troublemakers.

This year’s plot offers an intriguing twist on the zombie narrative.   Continue reading:
Zombie Fighting Returns to Streets of Downtown Vancouver

Zombie Paintball Hunting Returns to Vancouver Area

Photo sourced from Zombie  Combat Zone

Photo sourced from Zombie Combat Zone

The zombies are multiplying.  And humanity’s only hope is you and a paintball gun.

Zombie Combat Zone – the only place in Canada where you can hunt and shoot zombies with paintball guns – is back for its third season.  The unique facility in White Rock bills itself as an immersive, zombie-fighting experience.  Dressed up in tactical gear and armed with paintball guns, you and your squad must fend off wave after wave of the undead under the cover of thick forest. 

And, just to up the ante, all of this zombie mayhem happens after dark.

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Zombie Paintball Hunting Returns to Vancouver Area

Hunt Zombies on the Streets of Vancouver: Zombie Syndrome Returns

Photo credit: Matt Erasmus | Flickr

Photo credit: Matt Erasmus | Flickr

Looks like Vancouver is under threat from zombie hoards and you’re humanity’s only hope . . . again.

For the second year, the Virtual Stage is unleashing its interactive Halloween adventure The Zombie Syndrome: On Death Island on the streets of downtown Vancouver.  Starting Oct. 1, you can grab your smartphone and join other “top agents” on the hunt to find a rogue scientist with the only known cure to the gruesome zombie plague.  Just watch your back and don’t get bit along the way.

The unique piece of interactive theatre won rave reviews from press, critics and – most importantly – participants when it was introduced last year.  The audience must use GPS-enabled smartphones to gather clues from across the city and stop the zombie epidemic. Groups are guided by special agents from the Department of National Defence and confront all sorts of ghoulish adversaries as they move from site to site, from walking corpses to mysterious enemy forces.

The action picks up where last year’s adventure left off.   Continue reading:
Hunt Zombies on the Streets of Vancouver: Zombie Syndrome Returns

Mobile Dating App for Zombies

Local Vancouver ad agency Noise Digital has announced its release of Zombie Connect, a mobile dating app for the walking dead.

In recent years, the zombie population has multiplied on a global scale. Zombies now make up a significant part of society, starring in countless video games, movies and popular television shows. Though they love to feast on human flesh, we have whole-heartedly embraced the zombie community, turning them into a cultural phenomenon.

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Mobile Dating App for Zombies

New Vancouver Attraction Lets you go zombie hunting

Photo credit: Zombies by IcedCoffee

Halloween may be more than a month away, but it’s never too early to go zombie hunting.

A new, 57-acre attraction in South Surrey is billing itself as an immersive, zombie-fighting experience.  Dressed up in tactical gear and armed with paint guns, you and your platoon must fend off wave after wave of the undead under the cover of thick forest.

And, judging from the photos, these aren’t your garden-variety, dress-up zombies.  The production is the work of local special effects master Ron McCall, who has worked in big-time horror and thriller flicks, according to a recent article in the Vancouver Sun. Continue reading:
New Vancouver Attraction Lets you go zombie hunting