Hunt or be Hunted


Would you be ready to fend for yourself if the undead filled the streets?

If you haven’t thought about it yet, you’re already behind. But that’s okay, because Whitehorse resident Christi Mathews is throwing a party that will have you zombified.

After putting on a successful Halloween party last October, Christi Mathews and six of her friends found themselves hung up on the idea of a zombie apocalypse.

“We said, ‘What would we do here in Whitehorse if there was a zombie attack?’ We got into this huge discussion and planned it all out,” she says. “We ended up getting way too detailed, delegating so many people to go get prescription medicine, and so many to get food and guns. Then we’d all meet up at the RV place so we could be mobile. Now it’s up to 36 people.”

They took the idea and ran with it, and are now planning a party deemed the Night of the Frozen Dead.

The idea is for everyone to dress up as either a zombie, or a zombie hunter. There will be $100 cash prizes for best costumes and at least two bands playing.

The Night of the Frozen dead will take place in March. Why? Because what else are you going to do in March?

“We’re doing it at a time when there’s not much to do,” says Mathews. “You have all the hype of Rendezvous and then it’ll get dead between March and April. It’s a really good time for everybody to come out, dress up, and just have a blast.”

When Mathews organized the Monster’s Ball Halloween party in 2013, the heavy-hitting rock band MOIR made it a hit, so she’s invited them back.

“The thing about MOIR is they put on a show,” she says. “You’re not just going to come listen to some music. They’re all going to be dressed up like zombies with props up on stage and really going to get into it. At the Monster’s Ball they had a guillotine they used to cut a things head off and had blood splatter everywhere.”

Tickets for the Night of the Frozen Dead will go on sale February 24 at the Coast High Country Inn front desk for $35, and all zombies and zombie hunters should assemble together on Saturday March 22 at the Convention Centre with tickets in hand, and rotting flesh on face.

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