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Thousands of zombies set new world record

By master · July 3rd, 2009 · 9 Comments

Updated: At first, organizers thought they were 300 zombies short of a world record. The call for more zombies went out late Friday night over Twitter. “They’re 300 zombies short of the record! Put on some blood and come to Fremont now!” explained one Tweet.

But turned out, reinforcements weren’t needed. Fremont has broken the world’s record for the most zombies in one place. The count: 3,848 zombies had officially registered, although organizers with Fremont Outdoor Movies believed that as many as 6,000 flooded the neighborhood with blood, guts and gore. The count continued late into the night.

Well over a thousand zombies danced to Michael Jackson’s Thriller. The event was scheduled before his death, and it became a tribute of sorts. The dancing, well, was less than coordinated.

Many zombies spared no expense on makeup.

And, of course, everyone professed their love of brains.

Dozens of volunteers did their best to keep traffic flowing as the walk began, although an occasional zombie mob “threatened” passing drivers on 36th.

When it was over, thousands of zombies went home happy they’re now world record holders, and the Fremont Outdoor Movies volunteers worked into the morning hours cleaning up the aftermath of the zombie rampage. Photos from Narisa (see more) and Fremont Universe. You can see more here, too.

Update: Here’s video of the dance:

9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 foleymo // Jul 3, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    Here are my photos of the walk: Enjoy!

  • 2 BallardSpecialForces // Jul 4, 2009 at 7:55 am

    Are those zombies or just Fremont locals dressed in their Sunday best??? lol

  • 3 Robin Glover // Jul 4, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    Way cool, but I agree, just a normal day in Fremont….

  • 4 Marty Gordon // Jul 4, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    Did anyone videotape the Thriller dance?

  • 5 facebook-552806466 // Jul 5, 2009 at 12:53 am

    Such a night! My pics are here:… (will be loading the rest over the next day or so.)

  • 6 daniel Sheehan // Jul 5, 2009 at 6:19 am

    Check out my photos of the zombie walk here:

  • 7 Man in the Street // Jul 5, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    Hats off the cleanup crew! The area around 36th and Phinney usually looks like a garbage dump on Saturday and Sunday mornings, but this Saturday a.m. it was unusually clean. Coincidence? I don't think so …

    So as far as I am concerned, zombies are welcome in Fremont any time.

  • 8 Narisa // Jul 5, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    Yay, I'm glad my photo were of use. That was fun!
    Full Zombie Walk Set –
    All Zombie Walk photos on Flickr –

  • 9 John Cornicello // Jul 18, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    A little late (I didn't know this site), but here are more photos from the Zombie Walk on Facebook:….

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