A popular zombie-themed event is back for its 6th year, but it's being held in Bossier City, which now makes it the SBC Zombie Walk.

Shreveport's own 'Zombie Queen' Michelle Suhar says the event is bigger and better than ever, and is set for Saturday, October 1, at a new location.

"Necromanor and Events on the Red reached out to us about wanting to have the event there on the same day of the grand opening of the Necromanor Haunt," Suhar said. "They're going to have specials going on for people who are dressed in zombie get-ups."

There's no cost for admission, but Suhar said this event is held every year as a fundraiser. In the past, the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana has benefitted, but this year other charities have been added.

"We're also going to have LifeShare Blood Center coming in, so people can donate blood," she said. "And we're also going to be raising funds for Renzi Arts & Education Center, which is very near and dear to my heart."

Suhar said her children went to Renzi for years, she taught there and still substitutes there. She said it's a great place for kids to go after school to learn about different types of art, as well as get help with their homework. It's also free and any child can go.

For the kids who are a little skittish about zombies and Halloween frights like that, there will be a special 'No-Scare Zone' set up for the first time this year. It features activities and a costume contest for kist 12 and under, plus someone will be on-hand illustrating to the kids just how unreal zombies are.

For others who are not the least bit frightened by all of this, they can show up in their best zombie get-up, or enlist a little help with a look at the event, courtesy of local makeup artists.

There are some awesome special guests for this year, too. Local artist Nicole Woods of Voodeaux Tattoo, the Twin City Knockers Roller Derby Team, Brian Steward of Fangoria Magazine, and Casey Orr - AKA 'Beefcake the Mighty' from the heavy metal band GWAR - are all expected to attend.

The SBC Zombie Walk also features live music, vendors with food, artwork, jewelry and clothing, all sorts of horror and undead-themed merchandise, and Undead Official Mascot 'Bub' offering photo ops that come with a 'No-biting Guarantee'.

Gates open at 4 p.m. for the event, which is expected to end at 9. There's no cost for admission, but you should come prepared to donate to one of the non-profits on the list: non-perishable items for the Food Bank, blood for LifeShare, or cash for the Renzi. CLICK HERE for more information and updates.

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