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NJ Zombie Walk Rises From the Dead

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ASBURY PARK, NJ - Halloween is in the air and many decorations are already gracing porches and homes around the area. For many, the annual NJ Zombie Walk signals the beginning of the Halloween season. Thankfully, it's returned from the dead.

The walk's creator, Jason Meehan, buried the pre-Halloween celebration that began in 2007. Since then, the zombie-inspired parade along the Asbury Park Boardwalk has grown too large and costly to manage. Last year's walk attracted more than 9,000 zombies while many more came to enjoy the spectacle of walking dead.

Asbury Park businessman, John McGillion, resurrected the shore favorite from its premature grave. McGillion owns Johnny Mac's House of Spirits on Crookman Avenue. The walk will take place on Saturday, Oct. 10 (rescheduled from Oct. 3).

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Pre-zombie events will begin at noon. They will continue through 8 p.m. along the Asbury Park Boardwalk. The walk commences on the boards at 4 p.m. and will lumber along the planks to Asbury's downtown.

The parade of undead will end on Crookman and Main Street, directly across the street from McGillion's Johnny Mac's House of Spirits.

Make-up artists will be available in the Carousel House. People can get a complete zombie make-over, an undead touch-up or anything in between. Prices range from $10 through around $50.

The NJ Zombie Walk attracts a lot of walking dead and spectators. NJ Transit's New Jersey Coast Line has a train stop in Asbury Park. The station is about a 10-minute walk to the boardwalk.

Pay to park spaces and lots are available in town, but given the scope of the event, mass transit may be the way to go.

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