They Live! Houston's 2nd Annual Zombie Walk

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Photos by Katharine Shilcutt
​The undead arose from their graves and took to the streets of Montrose (where else?) on Saturday night, shuffling and moaning their way through the city in support of Tillman Troops, organized by Zombie Walk Houston. In between scavenging the flesh off dead bodies and searching for brains, zombies can be charitable too, you know.

Roughly 300 people gathered in the parking lot behind the old Alabama Bookstop in their finest zombie attire and Hair Balls was there to take it all in. To their credit, we were surprised to see only one Zombie Michael Jackson and exactly no Slutty Zombies. Instead, we were greeted with some of the most realistic, original and entertaining costumes this side of a George Romero movie.

​Chris and Jen Mathis only spent an hour getting their zombie attire ready, but the results were both hilarious and terrifying: a Snuggie Zombie with her partner, who had eaten the head off the baby that occupied his Baby Bjorn.

Some participants had clearly put a little more effort into their costumes (witness the gruesome head injury above) while others brought props to share amongst their fellow zombies. The fake blood below was an amazingly realistic-looking blend of corn syrup, soap and red dye.

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