Who Needs Clowns? Zombies Make FSU Circus Into A Thriller

FSU Circus Zombie
Posted at 2:30 PM, Oct 28, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-28 11:18:58-04

TALLAHASSEE, FL (#WTXLDigital) - The big top is typically a place where you would find clowns, elephants, and canons. However, you won't find those things at the FSU Flying High Circus in October.

Expect mindless corpses, a zombie Michael Jackson, and Beetlejuice as your ringmaster.

In late October, the FSU Flying High Circus, one of only two collegiate circuses in the country, puts on an annual Halloween series. With four shows spanning over two weeks, students turned circus performers transform the circus tent into a spooky atmosphere with flying skeletons and dancing zombies.

If you're easily frightened by ghouls and ghosts, no worries - FSU Flying High Circus Director Chad Mathews says that the shows are family friendly. Mathews says that in the past, the zombie performers may have gone over the top when it comes to scare level, but he says they have tamed it.

That won't stop the undead from following audience members around the tent before the show starts.

Watch the video to see a zombie scaring a girl who just wanted to go to the concessions and how these students transform into frightening creatures in order to make a performance into a thriller.

If you're interested in seeing the Halloween series, you still have a chance. The FSU Flying High Circus has two more performances: October 31st at 8pm and November 1st at 6:30pm. You can buy tickets here.

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