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Zombies invented in Buffalo?

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Zombies Invented In Buffalo?
By Greg Hinaman:
Mark Twain was living in Buffalo for awhile. One of the stories he wrote in 1872 while he was here was called “A Curious Dream”–a story about corpses rising from the dead and walking. Is Buffalo the birthplace of Zombies used in entertainment form?
The earliest zombie walk on record was held on August 19, 2001, in Sacramento, California. The event, billed as “The Zombie Parade,” and the idea spread to other cities, and in October 2003 the second zombie gathering on record, billed as a “Zombie Walk,” was held in Toronto, Ontario
In 2009 Terror Technologies started looking into the Zombie craze–right after our Free Haunted House for Charity wrapped up for the season. We were looking for a way to promote our Charity Haunt year-round when we got together with Mark Madden of Maddtat2 & Madd Tiki Tattoo in April of 2010 and held the first official Buffalo Zombie Walk for Charity & Pub Crawl just 2 months later on July 10, 2010.
The Food Bank of WNY contacted me about being part of the event and not only did they join us they also put us in their Food Drive Music Video, which is shown prior to every movie in Dipson Theaters across WNY. We have had a great working relationship with the Food Bank of WNY ever since and have collected tons of food for them. Now we also work with Make-A-Wish, Hearts for the Homeless, and UNYTS on a regular basis.
The Buffalo Zombie Walk & Pub Crawl for Charity was the very first combo of a Walk & Pub Crawl to be held the same day back-to-back in the world. We also formed what is now called the Terror Tech Zombie Blood Crew because of this event. People of all walks of life join us in our mission to make a difference in WNY–one event at a time. Soon after, we were being invited to all kinds of events, parades, fairs, and festivals–to the point where we can be seen almost every weekend somewhere in WNY dressed up as Zombies.
I had no idea that we would be what we are today. I can honestly say we have taken WNY by HORDE, wherever we go now we are recognized and thanked for relentless hard work in raising awareness and helping the community–from charity foundations to the complete strangers we helped throw benefits for to cover medical expenses to doing thousands of free zombie make-up for whoever wants it at events. We just want to make people smile and forget about the daily grind some of us are caught up in. Who knew dead people would be the hit of the party!
Today we stand up proud (well as much as a Zombie can) knowing we have made Zombies & Charity work go hand-in-hand not only in WNY but across the world. I have people worldwide who ask for guidance on throwing a Zombie Walk in their hometown, and almost everybody is tossing in a charity to benefit from it.
You too can be a hometown hero, it doesn’t take brains. If a Zombie can figure it out, then you can too. At Terror Technologies, We Play Dead So Others May Live.
Being a fashion ZOMBIE requires not being afraid of getting bloody, dirty, and ruining your clothes! The fun part is learning how to apply special-effects makeup and to be sexy and scary at the same time. The zombie trend isn’t just for Halloween, it seems here in Buffalo that it’s a year-round job. Start zombifying and stocking up on fake blood, create your own unique wardrobe, and learn to be scary.
See us walk at The Witches Ball, 5pm on October 31, 2012 (from City Hall to The Hotel @ The Lafayette) – Facebook
Contact info for Zombies :  Greg Hinaman

Uncle Sam’s Army Navy Surplus Zombie photo shoot turns video!!!!!

Uncle Sam’s Army Navy Surplus Zombie photoshoot on location in Larkinville!
_MG_a8435.jpgSet Location:
Uncle Sam’s Army Navy Surplus
290 Larkin Street
Bflo., NY 14210

Uncle Sam’s Army Navy Surplus Zombie Photoshoot at Your Final Fear at The Fairgrounds below: 

FINAL FEAR at The Fairgrounds Hamburg NY
Special thanks to Dee Milligan & Chris Harter

Special Effects by :
Arlowe Price & Jordy LaVea
and Terror Technology

All Clothing from : Uncle Sam’s Army Navy Surplus
290 Larkin Street
Bflo., NY 14210

Bone & Feather Accessories designed by:
Marilyn Hammer

Katie Gariepy
Sarah Graham
Sara Jean Lavocat
Jordy Vengeance LaVea
Arlowe Price
William Burns
Shawn Davis
Mystery Soldiers
The Trucker
Greg Hinaman at Terror Technologies
Fattie King at Terror Technologies
Mike Pierro
Frank Moreno

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