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More than 300 people made up as zombies filled two blocks of Beltrami Avenue last Saturday during the shooting of a scene for the film "Lazarus." The zombies are moving past the Chief Theatre, which will feature three zombie plays and a short film this Saturday. Photo courtesy of Lara Gerhardson

Zombies turning out in Bemidji

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As Halloween approaches, so do the zombies.

Last Saturday, zombies filled two blocks of Beltrami Avenue Northwest for the filming of a scene from the movie "Lazarus." This Saturday, they'll be on stage at the Chief Theater for a trilogy of plays in an evening billed as "Three Zombies and a Demon."


Why zombies?

Roy C. Booth, who wrote two of the zombie plays and co-wrote the other, said part of it is that zombies are simple.

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