By Olivia Scheck
MANHATTAN — Bands of zombies roved throughout Manhattan during rush hour Tuesday morning, part of a global publicity stunt to promote a new TV show.
Commuters who observed the prank reacted with delight and terror to the spectacle.
"Step out of Penn Station, look up from a text, and I'm FACE TO FACE WITH THE UNDEAD!" wrote Twitter user Alex Beekman.
Even the driver of an off-duty taxi reacted warmly when a band of 15 zombie-impersonators crawled on the roof of his car, according to CBS.com.
“I’m a tough New Yorker, but I don’t mess with zombies,” cabbie David Pollack joked to the network.
Similar events took place in 25 other cities, from Taipei, Taiwan, to Sofia, Bulgaria, and Caracas, Venezuela, a blog post on the AMC network website explained.
The stunt was meant to promote "The Walking Dead," a new series to premiere on AMC on Halloween night.