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'Zombies' Roam Manhattan During Morning Rush Hour

By DNAinfo Staff on October 26, 2010 12:51pm

By Olivia Scheck

DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

MANHATTAN — Bands of zombies roved throughout Manhattan during rush hour Tuesday morning, part of a global publicity stunt to promote a new TV show.

The blood-drenched actors ambled across the Brooklyn Bridge and near Penn Station, transported by coach bus between locations, according to photos from Twitter and the New York Times.

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.