Photos by Brittany Woolsey. Gallery below.
Several thousand zombies invaded Rainbow Lagoon over the weekend, drenched in fake blood and clinging onto severed limbs at the annual Zombie Walk.
Presented by Logan Crow and the Long Beach Cinematheque, the previously one-day event was expanded into a three-day extraveganza from Friday to Sunday.
Making this transition allowed a plethora of activities, Crow said, like a zombie photo booth, live wrestling and bands like the Radioactive Chicken Heads and Skapeche Mode.
“Extending the event over three days allowed us to pepper with the event with more elements that have worked well in the past – taking it from one movie to three, with one being a family-friendly film (a request we receive often); over a dozen bands on one stage and therefore not competing against each other; bringing back Zombie/Monster Wrestling, which was so very popular with kids last year and then again this year; and of course, simply giving people with tons of Halloween-season options three opportunities to come by and hang out with fellow flesh eaters,” Crow said.
Perhaps one of the biggest returns this year was the actual Zombie Walk, which was absent last year when the one-day event led to a more festival environment.
Crow said he was impressed with the turnout this year and has already received feedback from the community.
“We’ve been getting a lot of tremendous feedback about this year’s festival, as well as some constructive ideas as to how we may be able to further develop programming on our Friday and Sunday days,” he said. “I definitely appreciate people taking the time to write, as it’s feedback from our guests that has continued to steer and develop this community event.”