Worried about the coming Zombie Apocalypse? This may be the training you're looking for.
The Zombie Combat Zone is open until Nov. 15 and it offers brave recruits a chance to shoot the undead in a spooky forest, the Surrey Now reports.
"It's 57 acres of the creepiest forest ever," Jen Yarnell, Zombie Combat Zone general manager, told the newspaper. "It is pitch black in there."
It works like this: zombie hunters get a "crash course bootcamp" that includes a briefing on the situation and weapons training. Your mission is to save some missing scientists and find the cause of an outbreak that has unleashed the dead on the living. All you have to protect yourself is a paintball gun.
The project has been created by Ron McCall, a veteran special effects artist who has worked in B.C.'s film industry for 15 years.
He and some colleagues went paintballing once and started discussing what they would do if faced with a zombie apocalypse.
"I'm like, I think if this really happened, people would lose their lunch more than they woudl be Rambo," McCall told Huffington Post B.C.
McCall secured a property by making an agreement with Panther Paintball that would allow the business to run as normal during the day and turn into a zombie kill zone at night.
The 45-minute experience sees participants surrounded on all sides by bloodied, battered zombies while a soundtrack of gunfire and screams blares all around you, Inside Vancouver reported.
The cost of killing zombies in this arena is $95 per person, but a 12-person group can get in on the action for $50 each.
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A participant dressed and made up as a zombie prepares for a traditional Zombie Walk across the Charles Bridge in Prague, Czech Republic, Saturday, May 5, 2012.
Participant dressed and made up as zombie looks on prior a traditional Zombie Walk across the Charles Bridge in Prague, Czech Republic, Saturday, May 5, 2012.
Participant dressed and made up as a zombie smokes a cigarette prior a traditional Zombie Walk across the Charles Bridge in Prague, Czech Republic, Saturday, May 5, 2012.
A participant in the annual Zombie Walk through parts of central Stockholm, Sweden, enters the subway Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, although the subway authority allowed the walk it stipulated that no brains were to be eaten by the "undead."
Participants in the annual Zombie Walk through parts of central Stockholm, Sweden, enter the subway Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, although the subway authority allowed the walk it stipulated that no brains were to be eaten by the "undead."
A. Zombie Campaigns for President
Supporters for presidential candidate A. Zombie, not pictured, reach for him at a campaign stop in the Dallas Arts District on Friday, Aug. 24, 2012. A. Zombie is endorsed by AMC Networks, home of AMC's popular series, "The Walking Dead." (Photo by Brandon Wade/Invision for AMC/AP Images)
A. Zombie Campaigns for President
A pack of attendees dressed as zombies walk the streets at Dragon Con in Atlanta, on Friday, Aug. 31, 2012. The annual science fiction and fantasy convention drew big crowds and had more than 30,000 pre-registered attendees.
This Zombie saw himself in a mirror...
This zombie was Che Guevara in a previous life.
These aren't zombies. These are just people rehearsing for an Annie Lennox video.
Not zombies, just bored teenagers who regretted diving headfirst into a woodchipper.
This serial killer and child rapist may have been the inspiration for the fictional Hannibal Lecter. Fish was executed in 1936 in connection with the kidnapping and murder of 10-year-old Grace Budd, after police traced a letter Fish wrote to the girl's parents in which he detailed killing and eating their daughter. Credit: AP
In November 1873, Pennsylvania-born Alferd Packer went on a gold-hunting expedition with 21 others in modern-day Colorado. He was accused of killing and eating five of his companions after the party became snowbound in the Rockies. Packer pleaded self-defense in his trial, but was eventually convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 40 years in prison. The charges of cannibalism have never been confirmed.
Jeffrey L. Dahmer
Jeffrey Dahmer was convicted in 1992 of 15 different murders, many of which included elements of cannibalism. Dahmer, who frequently raped his victims both dead and alive, reportedly wanted to turn his victims into "zombies," eternally youthful boys who would be sexually submissive to him. Dahmer was finally apprehended after a potential victim in 1991 escaped and contacted authorities. When Dahmer's house was examined, police found several corpses in acid-filled vats, as well as an altar of candles and human skulls. In 1994, he was beaten to death by a fellow inmate at the Columbia Correctional Institution in Wisconsin, where he had been serving fifteen consecutive life sentences.
Klara Mauerova and her mother, Barbara, were Czech members of the Grail Movement Cult who went on trial in 2008 for tortuing Klara's sons. The atrocities committed by the Mauerova women allegedly included partially skinning her 8-year-old and feeding his flesh to relatives. The women were caught when a neighbor's baby monitor picked up images of the young boy chained in the basement. Klara Mauerova is pictured at left, with blonde hair, and Barbara Skrlova is at left wearing glasses. Klara's children Jakub, 10, is pictured in the foreground in a life jacket and Ondrej is at back with blonde hair.
In 1981, this Japanese student was in Paris studying English literature when he shot and killed a female student, then consumed her corpse over two days. Sagawa was declared insane and deported. Japanese psychologists pronounced him sane but "evil," but officials found themselves unable to legally hold Sagawa when the French government failed to turn over his paperwork. Sagawa is currently free and living in Japan.
This German was looking for "the ultimate kick" when posted an a cannibal website in 2001, asking for "a well-built 18- to 30-year-old to be slaughtered and then consumed." When he received a serious response, Meiews videotaped himself cutting off the voluntary victim's penis, which the two attempted to eat together. Meiws then killed the man and cannibalized the body, all on tape.
Antron "Big Lurch" Singleton
Singleton was <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Lurch" target="_hplink">sentenced to life in prison</a> for killing Tynisha Ysais while high on PCP. Authorities said teethmarks were found on Ysais' face and lungs. A witness said that, when police picked Singleton up, he was naked, covered in blood and screaming at the sky.
In May, 2012, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/29/rudy-eugene-identified-as-naked-cannibal-face-attack-miami_n_1552249.html" target="_hplink">Eugene was identified</a> by Miami police as the man who was fatally shot by authorities as he chewed another man's face. The 31-year-old from North Miami Beach has been arrested eight times since the age of 16, including for a battery charge that was later dropped.
Authorities say the Kenyan college student admitted to eating the heart of his roommate, 37-year-old Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/01/alexander-kinyua-ate-kujoe-agyei-kodie-cannibalism-facebook-maryland_n_1563586.html" target="_hplink">The AP reported</a> that months before the killing Kinyua ranted about "mass human sacrifices" on Facebook. He was also out on bail at the time of the alleged cannibalism for charges he beat a man on the college campus with a baseball bat.
Survivors of Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571
In October 1972, Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 crashed in the Andes while carrying 45 passengers. More than a quarter of the passengers died on impact, and over the next 2 months, many more gradually died in the South American mountain range due to cold, injury and starvation. By the time the passengers were rescued in December -- known as the "Miracle of the Andes" -- only sixteen passengers remained alive. In order to survive, the remaining passengers had been forced to feed off the corpses of the others for sustenance.
In this television reproduction, Jorge da Silveira (L) and Isabel Pires are presented to the press by police authorities in Garanhuns, Pernanbuco, Brazil on April 13th, 2012. Jorge Beltrao Negromonte, his wife, Isabel Cristina Pires, and his mistress, Bruna Oliveira da Silva, were arrested in Sao Paolo and charged with allegedly killing two women, eating parts of their bodies and using their flesh to make the stuffed pastries known as empanadas for sale. The three allegedly confessed to the crimes and reportedly planned to kill another woman living in the nearby city of Lagoa do Ouro.
In May 1846, the 87-person Donner party set out from Missouri to California in a pioneering mission. The band took a route that had not been exhaustively traveled, and soon found themselves stuck in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, where they established shelters. An enterprising group of 15 men and women set out on snowshoes to complete the journey, but the cold and rough terrain proved overpowering, and eight died. The remaining seven reportedly ate the flesh of their dead companions. The group that remained in the makeshift shelters also resorted to cannibalism of their dead. In total, 39 Donner Party members died. James F. Reed and his wife, Margret W. Keyes Reed, seen in this file photo taken in the 1850s, were survivors of the tragic Donner Party, who were stranded during a heavy winter in the Sierra Nevadas near Truckee, Calif. The Reed family was one of only two families who survived the ordeal intact.
The "Starving Time" of Jamestown, between 1609-1610, was marked by extreme famine largely caused by a harsh winter for the fledgling North American colony in modern-day Virginia. During this period, settlers were forced to succumb to cannibalism, and only 60 of the previous 500 Jamestown settlers survived. Captain James Smith ultimately imposed martial law in the colony to turn things around.
In January 2012, 35-year-old Connecticut resident Tyree Smith was arrested after allegedly killing Angel "Tun Tun" Gonzalez with an axe and then eating portions of his body. According to the warrant for his arrest, Smith said that the victim's eye "tasted like an oyster."
William Buehler Seabrook
American explorer and <em>New York Times</em> reporter William Buehler Seabrook (1884 to 1945) claimed that on his travels to West Africa, a tribe called the Guere offered him the opportunity to taste human meat. Seabrook did not accept at the time, but later had a hospital intern in Paris get him a cut of a healthy but recently deceased person, which he cooked and wrote about eating. He reported that the flavor as being similar to "good, fully developed veal, not young, but not yet beef."
Charles Taylor's Army
The former Liberian President <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/feedarticle/8629667" target="_hplink">was accused of ordering his men</a> to eat the flesh of their enemies. The accusation, which Taylor denied during his trial for war crimes, was leveled by former aide Joseph Marzah. The aide said Taylor reasoned that eating human flesh would "set an example for the people to be afraid."