In what’s becoming a Halloween tradition, thousands of zombies took over Ottawa’s streets Saturday for the annual Zombie Walk.

Almost two thousand spirited, staggering zombie fans shuffled through the city, echoing similar walks around the world.

“I’m not happy about this at all, somebody ate my face,” said one participant. “I’m going to eat someone, I think that will make me feel better.”

“Honestly I look forward to this all year round,” said another. “It's the most fun I have all year, just coming out, being crazy and doing this.”

The zombies weren’t all evil, donating items to the Ottawa Food Bank while they were at it.

“The food bank really needs the food,” said organizer Bryony Etherington. “As much as this event is about having fun . . . adding this to it means we get to give back to the community.”

If it wasn’t Halloween season, spectators who weren’t expecting the ghoulish parade may have been a little more freaked out.

“The imagination of people is wonderful, it’s great to see what they've done,” said one spectator.

With a report from CTV Ottawa’s Claudia Cautillo