Shepparton residents were left terrified as they came face-to-face with the undead in The Zombie Experience.ESTELLE GRIEPINK March 31, 2014 4:46am
Blood-curdling screams and hair-raising shrieks tore through the darkness at Shepparton Showgrounds on Saturday night.
An event not for the faint-hearted, The Zombie Experience invited people to the multipurpose pavilion and into the ‘‘Happy Dream Health Facility’’, which was said to be attacked by a zombie virus in 1963.
The 250 participants were told the doors had been bolted shut for decades to protect the public from the gruesome zombies.
Their mission was to get through the halls of the maze-like facility and make it to the other side alive.
More than 20 zombies with blackened mouths and glow-in-the-dark eyes rattled their cages and glared at the participants as they ran by.
Word and Mouth project manager Jim Gow said the event went ‘‘mindblowingly well.’’
‘‘We set the bar a fair bit lower than the response we got, but we actually had to turn people away,’’ Mr Gow said. ‘‘We had groups of teenage girls absolutely shrieking — I’ve never been so happy to hear screaming in my life.’’
Mr Gow said organisers Word and Mouth and The Bridge were ecstatic with the results. He said when he asked the participants whether they would attend another Zombie Experience, he was met with a resounding cheer.
‘‘We hired special-effects make-up artists and have spent months making props — so it was a really satisfying thing,’’ he said.
Mr Gow thanked all the helpers and sponsors and said he looked forward to hearing more feedback from the participants on social media about how the event could be improved.
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