Zombies invade the city once again for the eighth annual Zombie Pub Crawl Saturday, news sources report.
The zombie epidemic exploded from a shared idea between 100 friends inspired by films such as "28 Days Later" and "Shaun of the Dead," to last year's estimated 30,000 zombified participants. Spreading from "the West Bank in Minneapolis into a dual-city invasion" and infected Schell's Brewing company resulting in a limited-edition canned beer labeled, "Brain Belt", Hispanic Business reported.
St. Paul's Midway Stadium will be known as "Zombie Island" Saturday where Zombie Pub Craw organizers plan to shatter the Guinness world record for the largest zombie gathering by providing activities and music to bait in the zombies, CBS Minnesota reported.
Local bars are excited to host the bloody, messy, chaotic event serving larger and thirstier crowds. The Zombie Pub Crawl is becoming known as "one of the busiest days" for the local bars. Co-organizer Taylor Carik tells reporters, "We want this to be a net positive for everyone," The Journal reported.