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 werewolves.com 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.