If you can’t find a zombie to freak you out this Halloween season in Wichita, you’re not trying very hard.
The Undead will be everywhere during the next couple of weeks. People can run with zombies, watch them on stage and hide from them in a zombie-themed haunted house.
Zombies have been trendy for years, but their popularity is surging lately along with the television series “The Walking Dead,” which set cable ratings records with its fourth season premiere on AMC earlier last week.
That show is part of what inspired Jamie Crouch to start his new haunted house attraction – World at War: The Zombie Apocolypse – in a warehouse at 811 E. 10th St.
Crouch, a night-shift worker who spent a lot of time dreaming about a zombie haunted house over the past few years, said he decided that this was the year to try it.
The success of “The Walking Dead” was part of his inspiration, he said.
“It’s always been one of those things that’s kind of like Big Foot,” he said. “People think, ‘Maybe it could be real.’”
Following is a list of Zombie-related events coming up: