11/30/2011 12:34 pm ET Updated Nov 30, 2011

Mexican Zombies Think They Slayed Old Zombie Walk Record (VIDEO)

The appeal of zombies crosses all borders, as the recent zombie walk in Mexico City proves.

Estimates suggest that between 9,000 to 10,000 zombies showed up to participate in the walk, which was also a canned food drive, despite the obvious fact that zombies prefer to eat brains and insist on them being fresh from the skulls of the living.

There was another reason for the walk, according to one of the organizers, a zombie named "Chermoy."

"We are here to infect everyone in Mexico City and to the break the Guinness record," he told a film crew.

The zombie world has becoming very competitive as of late, with multiple attempts around the world to break the current Guinness World Record for "Largest Zombie Walk" of 4,093, which was set in October, 2010, in Asbury Park, NJ, according to the BBC.

A group of zombies in Brisbane, Australia, claimed to have 8,000 zombies last month, according to the BBC, but neither that attempt or the Mexico City walk on November 27 have yet been officially declared the new world record.

But while the record attempt was the official reason for the walk, one unnamed zombie says that the whole zombie craze is actually a way of relieving stress in difficult times.

"We have a social and political situation that is worsening," he told Reuters. "This is maybe a way to liberate ourselves from stress and depression. This is the reason behind the success of the zombie walk."

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