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Undead under London: Zombie Blitz 1940


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Wednesday the 26th of June was just like any other Wednesday really; I woke up early and watched all three Austin Powers in a row, went and saw Man of Steel – Orange Wednesday style - and then got chased around by Nazi Zombies underneath Waterloo station for a bit. Nah, I’m joking. I only watched the first two Austin Powers.

Zombie BlitzThe zombie bit actually did happen. Where I had strolled into was the tunnels beneath Waterloo station, and what I had strolled into, as far as I know, was a situation that history decided to cover up. Zombie Blitz 1940. An ‘experience’ - I don't think there is any other word for it - that is like none other created by Apocalypse Events, Bunker 51, and; the purveyors of events such as the Zombie Shopping Mall, Zombie Manor House, and Zombie Battle London.

It all started the way every zombie apocalypse starts; outside in a calm 1940s setting with lovely 1940s music, 1940s sandwiches, and pleasant 1940s weather.

Then, all of a sudden, you’re scrambling underground and the blitz is all around you. You enter a room but then soon realise you can’t exit due to the ceiling falling through outside the door. Then it’s down to you and your fellow citizens to find an exit. I’m not sure what happens if it gets to about 20 minutes in and no one finds one. I imagine then that the actors step in and just tell you. Luckily, that didn’t happen, as a lady to my right quickly found an exit. Maybe a bit too quickly if anything. So quickly that I started thinking she was one of them. And when I say ‘one of them’, I don’t mean one of the Nazi Zombies, I mean one of the actors. I started thinking everybody was part of the act. I was feeling paranoid and didn’t trust anyone, even the guys I’d been stood outside with talking about Austin Powers for an hour and a half beforehand. I even began suspecting the friendly 1940s style dressed man with a 1940s accent who looked like Bill Bailey of being one of them.

It gets more and more intense as time goes on. This is no shoot-em-up, you’re truly part of the experience. Personally, I’ve never experienced anything like it. I don’t say this very often but I would say it’s worth the £65 it costs to partake.

Zombie Blitz 1940 is completely different to anything else in its genre because it fully immerses you within the action. You feel like you’re watching a film but then all of a sudden the main character grabs you and chucks you into a tunnel.  I had a bloody glorious time taking part with a load of strangers so if you manage to get a few friends involved, it’ll be a right good time.

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