- Facebook: KC Zombie Walk
- Why not use zombies to bring a mall back to life?
Bannister Mall is never going to rise from the dead, but maybe it could have enjoyed a second life before it was torn down in 2009 - if only the undead had been let inside. Digital Trends writes about
the Zombie Shopping Mall Experience: a live, interactive zombie hunt where you're the zombie hunter. In an actual abandoned mall in England, you get to take on missions and the undead with a gun that fires plastic projectiles. But the special effects and fake blood don't come cheap - a three-hour tour in the world of zombies costs just over $220.
Still, one can hope that this might inspire the haunted-house operators in the West Bottoms or an enterprising strip-mall owner in Independence. If you can't wait until another area mall is retrofitted for a zombie chase, the annual KC Zombie Walk for Hunger leaves from the parking lot of The Pitch (1701 Main) Friday, June 1. The walk starts at 8 p.m., but organizers recommend showing up at 7 to check in. In order to walk, you have to donate $10 or bring five food or sundry items (see a list here).