2014 Toronto Zombie Walk and Halloween Parade RetroSPOOKtive


It is with every bone in my cadaver that I thank you all for the most wounderful Toronto Zombie Walk and Halloween Parade yet!!!


On October 25th, Toronto kissed their fair city goodbye when the creatures of the underworld joined thousands of walking corpses, all in various states of de-composure, to reap the festivities of the Toronto Zombie Walk and Halloween Parade.


You came in blood-drenched droves to join the macabre masses of 15,000 bodies in a procession that weaved through city streets. You and your krewes lurched, growled and lunged at the thousands of frightened onlookers that lined the streets to catch a ghastly glimpse of the horrors. And for that, my severed heart goes out to you!


How could a ghoul know that what started with 7 corpses years ago could have grown into such a wave of behemoth monstrosity, the likes of which no one has ever seen?

Even the decaying bones of warrior horses would not rest and crossed the threshold of the dead to lead the ceremony. The beings that partook in the festivities were greeted with tricks and treats at a crimson-coated carnival that marked the beginning and end of the walk. Children of all ages delighted in playing with artilliscary provided by Nerf Zombie Strike, inspiring film-monsters shot shocking shorts with Sony Action Cams knowing there was no shortage of blood with the Creeped Out Blood booth just a few dissected feet away. Many tender MOAN-ments were captured at the Daytripper photo booth, and tempting treats and ghoulish goodies were perused, eaten and enjoyed at the strange and wondrous vendor market. Many ghouls stopping to pose for Canadian Wildlife Federation and donating to Help the Bats, because what would Halloween be without bats!


The moans of the dead were only equaled by the sound of a skeleton dirge band, Rambunctious, devious rock and rollers, the Creepshow, surf from the grave Luau or Die and a drumline of doom formed by the zombies of Jean Vanier. A wicked time was had by all, the entities of the underworld overwhelming the sunny sky by casting a shadow of delight over the throngs of fiendish flesh-eaters.

I’m sure the horrors of the day will live on in the nightmares of years to come.

The only thing more frightening may by what’s to come...in year 13!!!!?????