Zombie Rampage in Kent

The hairy-handed gent who ran amok in Kent was not a zombie but a werewolf, and I do confess that if I were to take a trip to jolly old England this October I would first and foremost pay a visit to the Wold Newton Triangle and hope to catch a glimpse of Ol’ Stinker. (And if you don’t know what I’m talking about, here, head on over to our sister site and get yourself caught up.) If, however, I had time to spare, I would ALSO take part in the “Kent-animated Halloween Spooktacular” simulation of a zombie outbreak. Yes, for a reasonable fee you can get chased through some historic sites by some not-so-historic zombie actors in costume and make-up. Sounds like a good time.

I’ve actually conducted such an attraction myself. I served as a ringmaster when my company, Evil Cheez Productions, hosted a reenactment of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD at an historic landmark, the antebellum Lowry House in Huntsville, Alabama. Having zombies rampaging through a historic site can be tricky. I ended up on the hook for one 1830s-era shattered window. (Fortunately the House’s manager ended up able to fix it herself for considerably low cost.) I would recommend the folks in Kent thoroughly vet their prospective zombies—and make sure those zombies are paying attention when you tell them not to bang on any windows.

By TheCheezman

WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of Evil Cheez Productions ( - - specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced and directed over a dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and Crime genres. And he really likes vampires and werewolves. Like, a LOT.