It’s official; should there be a zombie apocalypse, I’m going to die – like ten times over.

In honor of San Diego Comic Con, a portion of Petco Park was completely transformed into the land of the walking dead. Participants had the opportunity to go three routes – dress up zombie-style and try to infect the humans, be a survivor and try to make it to the safety zone without coming into contact with a walker or just enjoy watching the survivors get tormented as a spectator. I had the privilege of running the course as a survivor and, let me tell you, this thing was no joke!

“Zombieland” was right; you better mind your cardio and limber up because it’s not easy maneuvering through a horde of hungry walkers. I consider myself a fairly fit person, but I’ve got to admit, my legs are still burning hours later. Of course part of that is due to the fact that I absolutely wiped out within minutes of entering the course. And yes, please enjoy a laugh at my expense as you can totally experience me going down at the one minute, 33 second mark.

Even though I recovered from the tough tumble, the course certainly took a toll. Before even making it to the halfway point I was totally out of breath and by the tail end, I resorted to trying to negotiate with zombies to let me pass.

What did I learn from participating in The Walking Dead Escape? I curse a lot and shaky cam movies are downright absurd; if you’re running for your life, there’s absolutely no way you’d hold a camera steady enough for an audience to truly experience what’s going down.

That being said, mind my super shaky camera and enjoy my run through The Walking Dead Escape.

By Perri Nemiroff

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By Perri Nemiroff

Film producer and director best known for her work in movies such as FaceTime, Trevor, and The Professor. She has worked as an online movie blogger and reporter for sites such as,, Shockya, and MTV's Movies Blog.

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