WITH the cost of living crisis, the aftermath of the pandemic and the threat of World War Three from the war in Ukraine, people across Sussex have had a fair amount to deal with lately.

However, a recent study by RantCasino.com suggests that Brighton could face a horde of more than 10,000 zombies roaming the streets in a World War Z-style apocalypse.

On the off chance that doomsday is around the corner, the firm estimated the number of potential undead based on a sample of almost 370,000 geolocated cemeteries and memorials across the world from public databases.

A total of 10,668 potential zombies could emerge from the city’s 34 cemeteries.

However, it might not be quite time to grab that cricket bat, as Brighton could make it unscathed due to its 3.66 per cent zombie-to-population ratio.

Nearby Lewes would see only 4,242 zombies, but the town’s greater number of cemeteries and higher zombie-to-population ratio could pose a threat to residents.

Mid Sussex is the safest area in the county, with just 3,093 zombies and a low ratio of just two per cent of zombies to residents.

However, the safest place to live in the UK during a zombie apocalypse is the Isles of Scilly, according to the study, with only 98 potential zombies to fend off.

On the other end of the scale, Leeds was ranked the unluckiest place to live, with a potential 811,422 roaming across the city.

Brighton featured as the setting of a zombie apocalypse film in the 2015 film Darkest Day.

The film follows the character Dan after he wakes up on Brighton beach with no memory of the past few days.

He discovers the city is in ruins and ravaged by a horde of zombies – taking shelter with a small group of survivors.

But Dan discovers he is being hunted by the army for his involvement in the outbreak.

The film’s decade-long production took over The Argus front page in 2010 when a horde of zombies overran Stanmer Park.