Essay: Could Colorado be ground zero for a zombie apocalypse?

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Photo: 'Doc of the Dead'
The April 24 kick-off of the Stanley Film Festival features the zombie-centric “Doc of the Dead” from Denver-based filmmaker Alexandre Philippe.

Stanley Film Festival
Stanley Hotel, Estes Park

April 24-27
In addition to the Colorado premiere of “Doc of the Dead,” the horror-focused movie festival offers another zombie film, “Dead Snow: Red Vs. Dead,” as well as a zombie burlesque, zombie crawl and more.

Stan Yan Zombicatures at StarFest/HorrorFest
Marriott and Hilton DTC Hotels, Denver
May 2-4
Let Stan Yan draw out your inner zombie with one of his undead caricatures – or zombicatures, as the artist styles them – at StarFest’s HorrorFest.

Cruel Summer
Crash 45, Denver
First Tuesday of every month, May through August

Theresa Mercado’s signature film series turns its eye toward the undead with four classic zombie films spread out over four months, starting with the original “Dawn of the Dead” on May 6.

Corpses and Crowns Zombie Beauty Pageant
Denver County Fair at the National Western Complex, Denver

Saturday, Aug. 2
Zombies aren’t usually known for their good looks, but that doesn’t mean they don't want to feel pretty, too, and the third annual Corpses and Crowns Zombie Beauty Pageant is where zombies go to feel pretty.

The Zombie Run
The Recess Factory, Erie
Saturday, Aug. 2

There’s no better incentive to run than being chased by a horde of flesh-hungry ghouls, and that’s exactly what you get at this 3.1 mile hardcore obstacle race.

Zombie Apocalypse Scuba Dive
Windsor Lake, Windsor
Saturday, Aug. 2

If you’d rather flee zombies by swimming, try this zombie themed scuba dive, designed to test your skills handling the undead underwater.