Halloween is almost upon us and there is no better time to get practising your zombie walk to really creep out your party guests.
Dressing up as a zombie, covering yourself in fake blood and creating wounds from make-up is all part of the fun of October 31, but while you may know how to look like a zombie, do you know how to act like one?
In Burton, we’re lucky to have plenty of people who know exactly how to act like a terrifying zombie – the National Forest Adventure Farm in Tatenhill becomes a paradise for the undead during Screamfest every October.
Horror-lovers can test their nerve in several scare mazes, including a zombie zoo, a freaky circus tent or a speed dating night in a seedy pub hidden away in the sewers.
Awaiting in the dark depths of the mazes, countless zombies are waiting to jump out and scare the life out of unsuspecting visitors.
And now some of the experts behind the terrifying event have shared their secrets about how to transform into the perfect zombie.
The zombie experts have broken down the process into four easy steps – the stimulus; direction; adding weight to a body part, making it drag along the floor; and vocals.
If you follow these instructions, you are guaranteed to terrify your friends with your new zombie skills – worthy to even join Hillbilly Joe’s Zombee Zoo at the adventure farm.
Ivor Robinson, one of the two brothers who own the attraction, said: “Our aim is to make Scarefest a great night out, filled with screams and laughter, and our new scare attraction, Hillbilly Joe’s Zombee Zoo, will be a brilliant addition.
“Our creative team has excelled itself this year and we love the whole concept; we know that fans of Screamfest will love it, too.
“I don’t want to give too much away about it, but be prepared: all is not what it seems when the loveable Hillbilly Joe takes you round his Zombee Zoo.”
The new attraction is based on the weird and wonderful American road-trip “tourist” attractions – housing its own unique cafe and gift shop.