Saturday, October 31, 2015

Just How Polite Are Canadian Zombies?

"So sorry to be eating you, but really... must have braiiiiiiiiiinnnnns." ~ Kyle Carlaw, Canadian zombie, 2028

The above shot is one I meant to put in yesterday's post. It's a second hand bookstore here in Ottawa that has a number of Hallowe'en related material in their front window.

Earlier in October there was a zombie walk here in the city which ended up at Parliament Hill. While I missed the walk, I was up there in time for the official and unofficial photo session on the steps in front of Centre Block.A lot of people were taking shots of these local residents, many of whom really went all out in making themselves look like the undead. For another look at All Hallow's Eve, check out my writer's blog, as my post today is an image blog dedicated to the occasion. Happy Hallowe'en!


  1. my niece has done a few of these in wisconsin - usually involving a line of bars. :)

  2. Oh! A very scary walk! Have an exciting weekend!

  3. They're coming to get you, Bar-ba-ra!" Night of the Living Dead 1968

    ALOHA, Friend


  4. It looks like it was a fun day. Excellent photos William.

  5. The photos are so playful. The fun should continue today. Keep your camera handy!


  6. All looking creepy . Yes zombies are definitely the in thing these days lol ! Looks like all had fun ! Thanks for sharing great shots ! Have a good weekend !

  7. That's quite a big crowd of happy looking zombies William :)

  8. Only Canadian zombies would be smiling!

    I'm trying to picture Lars dealing with a zombie apocalypse....

  9. During my youth we didn't know about Halloween in the Netherlans, but in recent years it's being celebrated more and more overhere, but I've never seen so many zombies at once overhere.
    Happy Halloween, William!

  10. Oh Canadians goe all out for Zombies. Too much I think.

    Which one are you in that crowd?. Teee, heee

  11. @Tex: it wouldn't surprise me if some of these people went off to bars afterwards!

    @Nancy: thanks!

    @Cloudia: an appropriate theme!

    @Andy: thank you!

    @Janis: I've got one on me just in case.

    @Marianne: and very imaginative.

    @Country Gal: they are in, though admittedly I'm perplexed by the genre.

    @Grace: there were a lot of them!

    @Norma: the undead would run in fear from him.

    @Red: this crowd was enjoying themselves.

    @Jan: it's really established itself strongly in North America.

    @Carolann: there seemed to be a good many zombie fans here.

  12. What are they doing out in daylight!

  13. Oh my that must have been quite an adventure.

  14. And what about the Zombies IN Parliament? Did they show up as well?

  15. @Mo: usually they're not!

    @Sharon: it was fun to see.

    @Lowell: Indeed!

    @Marleen: it's a big staircase, and they took up all the room on it!

    @Stuart: those zombies were out on the campaign trail at the time!

  16. I miss Halloween celebrations like this. There are parties here, but nothing really so public. I did carve a jack o'lantern with my granddaughter, and that was about it!

  17. People really seem to enjoy dressing up like that!

  18. Of the politeness of the zombie: a good title for an imaginary essay!

  19. I have just had two groups of kids dressed in scary costumes outside the door.
    Never seen so many dressed up, as in your photo.
    Happy event and enjoy the rest of the weekend too.

  20. I've never heard of a zombie walk, but it looks entertaining!

  21. I love all the costumes! Happy halloween!

  22. Zombie walk! Wow, everyone must have had such a fun time :-)
    I love the quote by Canadian polite!

  23. @Pat: it's a big day here!

    @RedPat: who'd thought of that in a government town?

    @VP: oh, yes!

    @Gunn: it's catching on there, I see.

    @Halcyon: it's been going on here for some years.

    @Hilary: thank you!

    @Revrunner: oh yes!

    @EG: a lot indeed!

    @Tamago: it seemed appropriate!

  24. I'm glad I'm not the only one spelling it Hallowe'en!!! This is fab William! Didn't you zombiefy yourself? T'would have been a nice selfie occasion!!!

  25. I love second hand book stores, their window is nice! I also love thrift and charity shops!

  26. I've always said there's nothing better than a photogenic zombie in front of your lens...

  27. Nothing like good, clean fun. Oh, wait, they didn't really look that clean.

  28. That's what I like about you Canadians...even your zombies are polite!

  29. yuck, sorry not never nope not a fan of zombies... scary 2 me. ha. ha!!! ( ;

  30. Wow -- lots of people participated in the Zombie Walk! I've never really understood the fascination with zombies and people's desire to dress like them. Nice pics.

  31. @Ciel: I didn't zombify myself!

    @Linda: it's quite a little shop, that one.

    @Geoff: these ones were photogenic!

    @Mari: definitely not that clean!

    @Kay: it occurs to me that zombie stories and movies never talk about the Great White North.

    @Beth: I'm admittedly not a zombie fan either, but an event like this is a photographer's dream!

    @Joan: there are a lot of local zombie fans!

    @Linda: it can be!

    @Lorelei: I wonder if any of them are politicians.

    @SRQ: it's a popular genre, but not for me.

  32. It looks like a lot of fun. It's nice to see people practicing for the zombie apocalypse.

    1. I wish they'd do it again! It hasn't gone on the last couple of years.

  33. You captured some pretty cool zombies, if zombies can be cool that is... lol