Newcastle Museum celebrating all walks of … life?


For the third year Newcastle Museum is again welcoming the decaying and swaying Zombie population of Newcastle from 2pm this Sunday 17 November as part of the annual Newcastle Zombiefest.

Public Programs Officer Emma Best says they’re excited to be hosting an inclusive community event and being part of the increasingly popular Zombiefest:

“This year our theme is organs – whilst we know the eating preference is braiiiiiins we feel that Zombies need to have a holistic approach when it comes to owning a decomposing body yet still requiring it to lurch after and eat healthy brains.”

“Knowing what organs you have and how to look after them whilst still looking your… best should be important to you are as part of the undead population. Being inclusive we also focus on those visitors who are still living and how potentially their organs could one day save other’s lives. We have staff from the transplant unit at John Hunter Hospital who can answer any queries people have about organ donation.”

Newcastle Museum dares people to stick their hands into gore boxes or make organs at the craft tables.

The afternoon includes the Charming Corpse Beauty Salon where for $2 visitors can transform into the naked beauty that is the zombie face. Newcastle Museum dares people to stick their hands into gore boxes or make organs at the craft tables.

After the gory festivities zombies will stagger their way through the CBD to the Greater Union cinemas on King St to view the Newcastle Undead Society’s  zombie-themed short film competition, Scream Screen. This year there are nine finalists from all over Australia. Zombies gather from 5pm and leave at 6pm from Newcastle Museum.

The Zombiefest is continually growing as an annual event in Newcastle. Lurching slowly onto the scene in 2009 it now attracts an undead hoard attending the Museum event, march and the finalist screening for Scream Screen.

Whether you are a horror buff or not this event is very much a must see for everyone. Entry to the Museum is free and everyone is welcome to march. Scream Screen is $5 entry (suitable for 15+).

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