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Long Beach Zonbie Walk

Celebrate Halloween Season with the Undead at the 7th Annual Event

October 24 to October 26 at Rainbow Lagoon

The 7th Annual Long Beach Zombie Walk, a Halloween celebration with the undead, will take place October 24, 25 and 26 at Rainbow Lagoon, located at 400-403 Shoreline Village Drive, Long Beach, CA 90802. Festival hours are Friday from 5:00pm to 11:00pm, Saturday from Noon to 11:00pm and Sunday from Noon to 10:00pm. General Admission is $15.00 for adults. Children twelve and under are free. For additional information please visit or call (562) 495-5959.

Join hordes of rotting revelers for an annual zombie outbreak, a three day invasion of undead music, film, horror and cult vendors. The apocalyptic festival features over a dozen bands, outdoor screenings of classic zombie movies, games, exhibitors, contests, ghoulish attractions, food and libations for all ages. The event opens with a Zombie Prom night, the infamous Zombie Walk at 7:00pm on Saturday and a Zombie Children's day on Sunday. Make-up artists will be stationed throughout the event for zombie transformations or come as you are for a free souvenir E-photo with admission.

Friday's opening highlight is the Zombie Prom and dapper undead dress is encouraged. It also features the coronation of the Zombie Prom King and Queen. Attractions include a screening of director Edgar Wright's 2004 Zombie comedy, "Shaun of the Dead," starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost at 9:00pm. The band lineup is accordionist and blues artist Count Smokula at 5:00pm, mutant band Radio Active Chicken Heads at 7:00pm and wacky radio host, Dr. Demento, headlining at 8:00pm.

Saturday's musical acts include garage punkers The Goblyns at 1:00pm, metal rockers Evile Annie at 2:00pm, The Rhythm Coffin, a monster rock and roll band at 3pm, the septet Skapeche Mode at 4:00pm, Frankenstein, a rock punk and swamp blues band, at 5:00pm and metal punk Haunted Garage at 6:00pm. The famous Zombie Walk will take place at 7:00pm, followed by Zombies Ate My Nation at 8:00pm, an electronic industrial rock band. Closing the festival is a screening, at 9:00pm, of George Romero's 1968 cult classic "Night of the Living Dead," which is considered by many to be the beginning of all modern Zombie films.

Sunday is Zombie Children's Day with a costume contest especially for the under twelve crowd. The musical lineup is alternative garage rock band, Fungus Finkelstein, at 1:00pm, pop band The Gunning Ghosts at 2:00pm, psychedelic punkers Roosterhead at 3:00pm, the post punk Latin duo !Aparato! at 4:00pm, the gutter glam band Popsical at 5:00pm. Demonic rockers Bellhaunts take the stage at 6:00 followed by hometown favorites, an alternative punk brother and sister act, The Potential Lunatics at 7:00pm.

Other spooky attractions, for Saturday and Sunday include the haunted walk-through Terror Trucks. Buried Alive creeps you through a grave yard and Cold Storage pits you against frozen Zombies. Sunday only is the exciting high action Vendetta Pro Wrestlers featuring explosive matches pitting Monsters versus Zombies.

Daily attractions include a gaming truck with arcade consoles and vendors selling dead and undead merchandise, along with festival food favorites and other tasty treats.

The Zombie Walk is co-produced by O Entertainment, Inc., one of the West Coast's premiere amusement companies with annual events that include The Long Beach Crawfish, BBQ and Original Lobster festivals.

Proceeds benefit the Long Beach Cinematheque, a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to enriching, connecting and educating communities through the art of cinema, and The Frida Cinema, the Cinematheque's permanent home for art house programming.

Comments founder Logan Crow, "We are pleased to be partnering with O Entertainment, who bring their vast expertise in organizing special events, which will certainly ensure and enhance a bigger and better event for our attendees."

Roy Hassett of O Entertainment adds, "It seemed like a natural evolution for us to become involved with the annual Zombie Walk, as we produce numerous festivals at the venue throughout the summer. We are also pleased that proceeds will benefit the continuing efforts of motion picture history and preservation in the community of Long Beach."

Sponsors of the Long Beach Zombie Walk include: Long Beach Cinematheque, DirecTV and Sun Newspapers.

So come join the fun at this annual haunt, be amused, amazed, surprised and delighted over the upcoming Halloween weekend. For additional information contact: John Forrester at (323) 702-3684 or email .