Jack O’Lantern Spectacular: It’s a Zombie Zoo!


Ever since zombies have effectively crawled their way into our popular culture, I’ve always wished that Hollywood would take the whole undead thing into a new direction and see what an apocalypse would look like if the only ones affected were animals. I suppose it hasn’t been tackled yet on account of such an endeavor being too costly; especially if done correctly with old school special FX and not the kind of garbage one sees on the SyFy Channel. Fortunately, the creative minds at The Roger Williams Park Zoo in Rhode Island give us a gruesome taste via their annual Jack O’ Lantern Spectacular! This year features some carvings dedicated to reanimated creatures…great (like the awesome elephant pictured above) and small. Let’s take a further look…


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Of course, many animals don’t need to return from the dead in order to inspire fear in people…

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photo (9)Daytime view of the zombie chicken!

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MORE great shots from Jack O’Lantern Spectacular coming SOON!

Dave Fuentes

Photos: David Albaugh

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