The Haunted House of Horrors, a Halloween haunted attraction located in Kitchener, has officially unveiled its newest promotional vehicle, appropriately titled The Zombie Truck. The vehicle was built from the ground up as a zombie hunting, collection and disposal unit.
The Zombie Truck is based on a Suzuki Carry mini truck that has been completely accessorized with zombie hunting and containment equipment. The most notable feature of the truck is a six foot tall metal zombie containment cage that can haul a horde of up to 8 zombies. The truck exterior also features emergency and auxiliary lighting, zombie decapitating front bumper, 100W siren with custom zombie sound effects, rear mounted zombie weaponry kit, replica WW2 style Gatling gun and a zombie themed vinyl graphics package.
The interior of the vehicle received a military themed treatment complete with seats and door panels reupholstered using camouflage fabric. To further reinforce the utilitarian purpose of the vehicle the floor was coated in a rigid truck bed liner making the blood and guts of zombies easy to wash away. The cab of the vehicle is finished off with a series of zombie hunting accessories including a zombie bite emergency kit, dash mounted shotgun and an LCD screen running a custom-made zombie tracking GPS application.
“The vehicle was conceived as a promotional vehicle for the haunted attraction we run every October, however it has turned into something much greater than that,” said Shawn Gusz, the vehicle’s creator. “Zombies have become a huge part of pop culture in recent years, and have become the most important part of the horror genre thanks partly to an influx of zombie films and TV shows such as ‘AMC’s The Walking Dead’. I think this truck will really resonate with zombie fans and other horror lovers alike.”
No Zombie Truck would be complete without zombies, which is why the truck’s creator had a set of three realistic full sized zombie figures made by Haunted House Creations, a haunted house prop fabrication company in Toronto. The zombie figures are mounted inside of the zombie containment cage and cause quite a reaction wherever the Zombie Truck goes.
The vehicle will be making appearances throughout 2012 at various car shows, zombie walks and horror fan conventions across Canada and the upper United States. Visit the Zombie Truck on Facebook to learn even more about this special civic defense vehicle.