Written by April Fojas
Photos by Krizia Rivera
Haunted Manila Festival kicked off its week full of spooky activities with a run for one’s life with the return of everyone’s favorite—Outbreak Manila zombie run! The goal of the run was to get through the 5 km course with three flags on your waist (considered your “life”) and get out with at least one left to be considered a survivor of the night!
Sounds easy enough right? Wrong.
The ghouls came out to play
The zombies’ main course
On this course, you will have to dodge scary zombies and monsters left and right to avoid them taking your red flags. Some of them will even be lurking in dark corners waiting to strike (and give you a big heart attack). Other monsters will really chase you down, leaving you no choice but to sprint.
Different obstacles and challenges were also placed on the course. Shrieks and screams could be heard all night long as people tried their best to outrun the undead.
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Zombie flaunting the number of red flags (aka lives) he’s taken
Cool mask dude
Awesome Silent Hill Nurse
Resident Evil Axeman!
The night was truly a fulfilling one especially for the lucky survivors of the zombie outbreak. Unfortunately, some didn’t make it out alive and became part of the infected. But one thing is for sure, the thrill and the adrenaline that you get here is unlike any other.
Who wouldn’t run away from these scary dudes? I really had to put on a brave face for this run. If you ask my partner, she’d know just how much I was screaming and running for my life. I can’t wait to see what horrors Haunted Manila Festival has in store for us next year!
Haunted Manila Festival ran for a week from October 26-30 at the Filinvest Event Grounds in Alabang, Muntinlupa City. The one-week Halloween fair featured all kinds of spooky activities from zombie fun runs, scavenger hunts, escape rooms, open air cinema, food fairs, and capped off by a concert featuring the country’s hottest OPM artists like Up Dharma Down, Autotelic, The Ransom Collective, Cheats, and more.
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