VIDEO: Hundreds take part in Bristol Zombie Walk 2012
It seemed like the dead had risen again this weekend as more than 1,000 zombies took to the streets of Bristol.
People from all over the city and beyond dressed as gruesome corpses for the Bristol Zombie Walk from Stokes Croft to Castle Park.
With fake blood seeping through their torn clothes, the 'undead' lurched and staggered through the busy town centre after meeting in King Square.
For the fourth year in a row shoppers, tourists and workers gazed in disbelief as the crowd snaked thorough Broadmead.
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Zombies groaned and lunged in front of shocked pedestrians and pressed their faces up against shop windows prompting screams and laughs from passers-by.
This video of the Zombie Walk was filmed by YouTube user Newportmeister:
Arrows marked 'brains' coaxed the beady-eyed revellers to an evening of music from local bands in Castle Park.
Among the crowd were doctors, charity workers, secretaries and engineers all dressed in their finest zombie wear. Some even dressed as celebrities, with no limits on bad taste evident in the Amy Winehouse and, Michael Jackson look-a-likes.
Joining the hundreds of haunted souls was Liam Dykes, an engineer from Bedminster.
The 26-year-old said: "The plan is to just rampage through the town centre as we did last year. There are no real rules, it's just a bit of fun.
"It's a great atmosphere and people really make the effort."
He added: "I'm not sure why it works so well in Bristol. I think it's just the general vibe of the city. We are all quite laid back and not too serious."
Watch YouTube user PopcornTommy's video of a Zombie "wedding" which took place during the event here:
Meeting in the King Square park off Jamaica Street just before the crowd set off on their march, were charity workers Emma Lynn, 20, from Newcastle and Tim Jones, 28, from Cleveland, Ohio.
Dressed as a dead bride, Ms Lynn said: "This is our first time here. After our friends told us about it, we had to come along."
Mr Jones, dressed as the dead bride groom, said: "We plan to just head into the centre and follow the smell of brains."
As the crowd emerged out of the Bearpit, Audrey Wetmore, 86, from Redfield was trapped as she tried to get out of a charity shop.
She said: "I have never seen anything like it. I was a bit shocked at first but it looks like they are enjoying themselves. If they're having fun it can't be doing any harm."
The Bristol Zombie Walk was one of many which took place across the country.
Organisers received consent from Bristol City Council following last year's march which saw a break-away group let off fireworks under St James Barton roundabout.