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'Zombies' soon to overrun Huntington

Some of the participants who took part in

Some of the participants who took part in a “Zombie Crawl” in Manhattan in May of 2012. A similar event will be taking place in Huntington on Saturday, July 20, 2013. Credit: NYC Zombie Crawl

It happens every Saturday night: people from around the Island head for Huntington Village.

Before going to patronize the many bars, restaurants and other attractions found down the town’s Main Street, it is customary to comb your hair, get dressed and for some, apply makeup.

On Saturday, July 20, the right move will be to go heavy — very heavy — on the makeup.

In fact, if you’re planning to take part in the HuntingtonDead Walkzombie crawl you might also consider fake blood, bandages and other corpse-like accoutrements — as the living dead are invited to stroll the village streets.

If you have never heard of a “zombie crawl,” the basics involve dressing and acting like a formerly dead person who has risen from the grave in search of “fulfillment” — which usually means eating living people. Luckily for the many nonparticipating fun-seekers, there will be no actual cannibalism.

If interested in joining the putrid procession, Escape Pod Comics (302 Main St., 631-923-1044) will serve as the departed’s departure point — be sure to be in place no later than 8:45 p.m. (The first 75 participants will receive a complimentary copy of the “Walking Dead” comic). Once in motion, the zombies will make their way through the village toward the Huntington Arts Council (213 Main St., 631-271-8423) where episodes of “The Ghouligans,” an Internet horror-comedy show by Hauppauge’s Slack Pack Productions, (also responsible for the “Slacker TV” public access program) will be screened.

The final destination of the evening will be the Cinema Arts Centre (423 Park Ave., 631-423-7611) for a 10:30 p.m. double-feature of the 2004 “Dawn of the Dead” remake and “Zombieland” (2009). Tickets are $13 for both crawlers and casual moviegoers, but there will be a discounted admission for all who took part in the night’s macabre march.

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