The zombie apocalypse will happen in Barre Friday.
Well -- not really. But that's where a group of Norwich students are debuting their own short zombie movie.
In the film, when Tropical Storm Irene floods the town, a new chemical leaks from a factory into the water, turning residents into the undead.
"The Rookie Plague" was filmed in Northfield. And the Aldrich Public Library in Barre is screening the film and hosting a Zombie Apocalypse Party to celebrate its release.
"The security, the faculty and staff, the local police department, the town of Northfield helped us out a lot with shutting down one of the roads for the intro scene," says Norwich student Paul Barnard, who spearheaded the film. "It was really a very large, combined effort."
"We also have some theatre professionals coming in to do zombie makeup tutorials for our patrons," says Sarah Costa with the Aldrich Public Library. "So if you see zombies lurching around Barre tomorrow don't be concerned, it's just library patrons."
The library will also have a catwalk where patrons can lurch for the Best Zombie Impression. That event begins at 4 p.m. Friday at the Aldrich Public Library.
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