Invasion of the walking dead
IT may have looked like a scene from a cult horror movie, but shoppers soon got used to the sight of zombies prowling the streets of the city centre.
Many participants had open sores and blood dripping down their faces, while strange brides wandered the streets complete with dead flowers.
Some even chased bemused shoppers through the city centre.
Hordes of the undead met at Exeter bus station for the annual Exeter Zombie Walk.
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They proceeded along Sidwell Street, through Princesshay, Cathedral Green to the Phoenix, where the 2012 Halloween Zombie Ball was held. More than 300 people attended to watch a host of live rock bands and all profits went to the city's Phonic FM radio station.
Bands included Fearless Vampire Killers, The Dead Lay Waiting and Your Mums Beard. Exeter band Cambion also filmed their new music video at the event.
Organiser Mike James, from Phonic FM's Rock Show, said: "It's a great event and something a bit different from your average day in the city centre."
It was an assessment backed by those taking part.
Brian Hill, a zombie from Exmouth, said: "It's just a great laugh among people who share the same interest. There are some pretty amazing costumes."
The zombie walk has become a worldwide phenomenon over the last decade.
The first walk on record was in 2001 in California to promote a film festival.
The world record for the largest zombie walk is around 10,000 participants, set in Mexico City last year.