Since the days of the zoopraxiscope, a single subject has enthralled history’s greatest filmmakers — the eternal quest of the undead for human brains. Celebrate cinema’s love affair at the Zombie Walk Thursday, August 28, at Hemisfair Park ( 200 S. Alamo). Show up at 6 p.m. in your most convincing zombie costume and join an undead parade through downtown S.A. to kick off the four-day Horrific Film Fest at the Instituto Cultural De Mexico (600 Hemisfair Plaza, behind the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, horrificfilmfest.com). Go to the website for a list of films and show times.
Unfortunately, any zombies reading this will no doubt seize the opportunity to appear unchallenged in broad daylight, eating their fill of our sweet head meat while being complimented on their “authentic costumes.” Don’t think for a second you’ll get away with this, you decomposing bastards, S’nuff Film sees through your little ruse.
Also on Thursday, the McNay Art Museum (6000 N. New Braunfels, mcnayart.org) will screen The Grocer’s Son at 6:30 p.m. as part of their Get Reel film series. Admission is $5 for non-members; members get in free. Smart San Antonians, however, will be busy stockpiling firearms and barricading themselves in the Rivercenter Mall.