The top Denver-area zombie events for October 2013

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Night of the Living Dead LIVE! On Stage! George A. Romero's all-time zombie classic gets reinterpreted for the stage for the fifth year running. The campy take on the original blends projected footage with live performance for a unique theater experience that's a must-see for fans of the living dead. Plus, if you dress as a zombie and get a discounted ticket!

8 p.m. every Saturday night October 4 through October 26 at the Bug Theatre. Tickets are $20 in advance, $17 for zombies. Get more info at the Bug Theatre website.

Zombie Paintball Hunt Itching to shoot at some zombies from the back of a wagon? Well, why wouldn't you be? Shooting at stuff is always a good time, especially when it's the reanimated dead. For the second year, Anderson Farms is inviting you to come kill dead things from the back of their wagon. They supply the paintball guns and ammo, you just point and shoot. Plus, you never know when that practice is going to come in handy -- you don't think those undead hordes are just going to let you drive your Prius through them on your way up to your fortress in the mountains, do you? Hell no! You'll be shooting your way out and glad you had a chance to practice in a safe environment.

Hunts run from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday all month at Anderson Farms, plus on Halloween. Tickets are $20 and include admission to the fall festival. Get more information at the Zombie Paintball Hunt website.

Zombie Dash Get your team of two to six zombie slayers together and get ready for a zombie themed urban race. Solve riddles, make your away across town and conquer zombie themed challenges everywhere you go. Then get drunk afterward, with a few hundred of your fellow zombie racers! In other words, it's just like every other urban race you've done or seen, only with zombies. So 100 percent more awesome and 500 percent more bloody.

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. October 5, starting at Casselman's. Registration is $56 per person, with discounts if you register your team simultaneously. For more info and to register, visit the Zombie Dash website.

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Cory Casciato is a Denver-based writer with a passion for the geeky, from old science fiction movies to brand-new video games.
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