'Zombies' to invade Louisville

Published: Aug. 29, 2012 at 9:41 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 13, 2012 at 9:42 PM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - If you are in the Highlands Wednesday night, don't be scared if you see zombies. Blood and gore is taking over for the Louisville Zombie Attack.

The pre-party will kick of at 6 p.m. at The Back Door in the Mid City Mall where people can watch the Return Of The Living Dead.  At 8:29, the zombies will converge on Bardstown Road.

"It will turn into one of the best days we have ever had," said owner of the Monkey Wrench Dennie Humphrey.

Humphrey is setting up and moving in everything he needs to prepare for a big night.

"It's like another day of halloween," said Humphrey.

People will be all dressed up like the undead. It's something that caught the attention of Clay and Cotton owner Margy Taylor.

"I was sitting at a restaurant having dinner and I thought someone has been injured," said Taylor.

No injuries, just a lot of fake blood and costumes."They are staggering along bleeding," said Taylor.

Taylor said it's not scary but fun. She admits, zombies aren't typically her customers. But, it does boost business in bars and restaurants in the area.

Organizers started the event 8 years ago as a birthday celebration. Since then, it's grown and this year they are expecting almost 10,000 people.

"This started as a flash mob a bunch of friends and now it's a huge thing," said one of the organizers Michael Welch.

The event this year has changed its beginning and ending points. It now wraps up at the Monkey Wrench off Barrett Avenue.

There will be some street closures in the area.

In 2010, vandalism was reported in some neighborhoods stemming from the event. There will be security this year and LMPD officers will be on hand.

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