Montreal's annual Zombie Walk won't return this year

Sep 25 2019, 8:44 am

The deadest thing at this year’s Zombie Walk will unfortunately be the event itself.

Place des Festivals’ Marche des Zombies, which is usually full of locals dressed as ghouls, creatures, and the undead will be taking a hiatus in 2019 for “reasons beyond our control,” according to the event’s Facebook page.

Traditionally, the parade is an opportunity for Montrealers of any age to get doused in fake blood, creepy costumes, and scary props in a slow trot with hundreds of other frightening characters.

It’s always interesting to watch people try to top the previous year’s morbid fashion and it’s a great way to show off the city’s creativity.

Marche des Zombies de Montréal (Zombie Walk/Facebook)

The free parade of the undead, usually takes place on the Saturday before Halloween but marchers will have to hold off on the gore for another year.

“For reasons beyond our control, the Montreal Zombie Walk officially takes a break in 2019,” reads the Facebook post. “Sorry for not being able to respond more quickly to your private messages, we were busy trying to organize an event for this year. More news will follow in the coming months about 2020. Thank you for your support and understanding. The Zombie Walk will be reborn again and again!”

To die tide you over until October 2020, here are some highlights from previous years of the Marche des Zombies:

Marche des Zombies de Montréal / Zombie Walk/Facebook

Marche des Zombies de Montréal / Zombie Walk/Facebook

Marche des Zombies de Montréal / Zombie Walk/Facebook

Marche des Zombies de Montréal / Zombie Walk/Facebook

Marche des Zombies de Montréal (Zombie Walk/Facebook)

Marche des Zombies de Montréal (Zombie Walk/Facebook)