For eight years the walking dead have shambled their way along Victoria Street, striking fear into the heart of the living.
This year they intend to be a bit more organized.
Zombie Walk organizer Bonnie McLean said the march of the undead begins Saturday at 2 p.m. outside Pandora's Costume Box on Victoria.
As in years past, the horde will wander into the downtown, chasing the odd living soul down a side street before shuffling to The Noble Pig Brewhouse for a post zombie-apocalypse beverage.
"In costume. They are used to us," she said.
However, last year's experience showed the size of the walk — which now numbers about 80 strong — has resulted in some zombie stragglers.
McLean said there have been issues at intersections. Some zombies wait politely for the light to change while others lumber their way through traffic. This creates problems.
"We get split up. Then the zombies want to go. Some walk in front of the cars and that's just rude," she said. "This year, we're going to work on being a bit more focused; more of a pack. Bigger, better scarier."
The walk grows in popularity every year. With the horror-themed Fake Flesh Film Festival scheduled for Sunday, she anticipates some crossover interest. This could make for the biggest year yet, she said.
"It could be a pretty big walk this year," said McLean.