TERRIFYING zombies are to invade a town once again.

Zombie Nightmare, an hour-long post-apocalyptic fight for survival, was a huge hit with shoppers in Blackburn last year.

Now having won the title of the UK’s Best Zombie Experience, it will return to Blackburn’s Mall again this year.

Loraine Jones, general manager at The Mall Blackburn, said: “Last year was the first time we have ever hosted a Zombie Nightmare event and it was a real hit with shoppers.

“The staging, story, make-up and actors were extremely realistic and absolutely petrifying and we can’t wait for The Mall to be taken over once again.”

The event, run by Wicked Experiences, sees the undead take over the shopping centre, defeat the military and leave civilisation in ruins.

Teams must work together to find out what went wrong, find the truth, escape the zombies and survive.

Taking place on Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19, the first 150 tickets sold will be £35, plus a booking fee.

Following this, tickets will be priced at £45 per person, plus a booking fee.

Ticket sales opened yesterday (Wednesday, June 12) and can be booked at www.ZombieNightmare.co.uk