Zombie Heaven

Strobe lights? Check. Fog machines? Check. Zombies? Well, duh! City of the Dead, a new haunt in town, is all about the undead, from start to finish. Comprising 14,000 square feet under a giant tent at the Mile High Marketplace, I-76 and 88th Avenue, the fledgling spook house is a literal city crawling with craven zombies (the new black!) who infest every nook and cranny, from the Biker Bar to Scalpie’s Barbershop. And, as a bonus, it sports all the amenities afforded by its proximity to marketplace concessions and shops. Such a deal!

In addition to nighttime scare tours at 7 p.m. every Thursday through Sunday (and daily, beginning October 26) through October 31, the attraction also features lights-on tours for kids and the curious from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends, as well as trick-or-treating and other fun for families; admission is $15 for the haunted house, $7 for the lights-on tour and $3.50 for weekend kids' activities. Get details at www.cityofthedeadhaunt.com; for more about the Mile High Marketplace, go to www.milehighmarketplace.com or call 303-289-4656.
Thursdays-Sundays, 7 p.m.; Oct. 26-Nov. 1, 7 p.m. Starts: Oct. 1. Continues through Nov. 1, 2009

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