Bursting from the ground like a graveyard full of infected corpses, zombie experience days have been springing up all over the country, many no doubt inspired by the success of The Walking Dead’s TV adaptation. With so many different events to choose from, deciding which one to go to can be a more difficult task than not peeing yourself once you get there. But once we saw the website for The Mill, it was a – excuse the pun – no brainer.
Voted as the most brutal zombie experience in the UK, The Mill is located in Huddersfield, near Leeds. If you already think it’s grim up north, you haven’t seen anything yet. The Halo Mill is an airsoft arena, all wooden walls, plasterboard and narrow coriddors. We arrived 15 minutes early and pulled into the small car park between The Mill and an abandoned woodworks building. Inside this little space, surrounded by high walls, it was easy to believe we were in an apocalypse – with only the occasional passing car and a small group of children jumping their bikes over a makeshift ramp breaking the illusion.