#MUTANTSFORHUNGER & #TROMAWEEN in Queens at the Bel Aire Drive In!

October 1, 2020 by  
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Greetings Zombies! To those who have survived 2020 so far, we salute you!

We’ve been working for months to figure a socially distant way to bring our undead hoarde together and we have found it! The NYC Zombie Crawl has teamed up the legendary Bel Aire Diner and Troma Entertainment, the oldest indie movie studio in the world to bring retro horror and some of director Lloyd Kaufman‘s finest work to the public all October in Queens NY! And we are also hosting a canned food drive with the Food Bank for NYC at the same time with #MUTANTSFORHUNGER!

Starting Oct. 9th, blow off some quarantine steam with a month long monster mash of Frightening Flicks and spooky surprises from the creators of cult movies like The Toxic Avenger, Sgt Kabukiman NYPD and Class of Nuke Em High! See Troma horror classics and some of the first films from James Gunn (TROMEO AND JULIETGuardians of the Galaxy, The Suicide Squad), Trey Parker & Matt Stone (CANNIBAL! THE MUSICAL, South Park), Samuel L. Jackson (DEF BY TEMPTATION, Pulp Fiction) and many more!

Have a spooktacular good time with dinner and a movie at the Bel Aire Drive-In and Diner! Get out of the house and have some socially distant fun with tricks, treats and tickets in advance at www.BelAireDiner.nyc !

We are also working to provide help to New Yorkers in need, with a Canned Food Drive for the homeless. The Bel Aire Diner is hosting a donation drop box for the Food Bank of NYC where you can donate canned food 24 hours a day – every single day in October!

Also, when you donate canned goods during any screening event you can get a $1 beer from Pabst Blue Ribbon or shot of Sailor Jerry Rum, or a free can of water from Liquid Death Mountain Water! Before you visit the Bel Aire next time, grab a few cans of food from your cabinet or from the store and donate! Every little bit helps! And you’ll be rewarded with booze!

On October 9th and 10th the NYC Zombie Crawl will present a Zombie Carnival Midway with socially distant carnival games for prizes & more surprises! We will also host a Zombie Costume Contest each night and award prizes for the best and bloodiest costumes – all costumes are encouraged, zombie or otherwise!

Fri, Oct 9th – Troma Classics – 8pm The Toxic Avenger, 10pm Sgt Kabukiman N.Y.P.D. (featuring a sneak peak at the sequel ‘Kabukiman Returns’)

Sat, Oct 10th – 8pm Terror Firmer, 10pm Return to Nuke Em High Vol. 1, Midnight Return to Nuke Em High Vol 2 with cast and crew in attendance

Thurs Oct 15th – 8p Mother’s Day, 10p Father’s Day

Thurs Oct 22 – 8p Cannibal the Musical (South Park’s Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s First Film) 10p Def by Temptation Starring Samuel L. Jackson in his first film role!

Thurs Oct 29th – 8p Slashening: The Final Beginning (with cast and crew in attendance), 10p Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead

Friday Oct 30th – 8p Tromeo & Juliet (Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn’s First Film) 10p SECRET SCREENING – Open to public!

Only $32 Per Vehicle/Film or $60 per Double Feature.
LIMITED WALK-IN SEATING – Only $16 Per Film! 

Space is LIMITED! – Get your tickets while supplies last!

Tickets Available for Purchase HERE!

NYC Zombie Crawl Oct 18 & 19th!

September 14, 2019 by  
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Greetings Ghouls and Goblins! 

Thanks to all the zombies who joined us for BBQ Films’ Reefer Madness screening, it was a bloody good time!

Now here are all the details for our 13th Annual NYC Zombie Crawl – we will be taking the event to STATEN ISLAND this time with 2 days – A pre-party with a Zombie Beauty Pageant on Friday, Oct 18th and then the full crawl on Saturday, October 19th with the 5th annual VAULT OF HORROR Film Festival! You can buy tickets here!!
Special Guests this year include:
Tamara Glynn (Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers) makes her FIRST EVER NYC appearance AND Terry Alexander (Day of the Dead)!!!
The festival includes Indie Horror and Sci-fi Films (20 films to die for) a killer Halloween party each night with bands, a costume contest (Winners awarded Prizes) Sideshow Performers, Carnival games, Spooky Vendors, Drink specials and more!

On Friday, October 18th the Vault of Horror Film Festival Day 1 begins at 5pm at Amendment 18 – 691 Bay St, Staten Island NY 10304 with horror movie screenings, celebrity guests and more leading up to the Zombie Beauty Pageant hosted by Jen Elyse Feldy and Doug Sakmann! If you want to be a contestant please email info@nyczombiecrawl.com!
Also a special screening of the original ‘Night of the Living Dead’!
Admission is $15 for one night or only $20 for both the 19th and 20th!
Bands performing on Friday include:
Bleeps Sweeps Creeps – Naked Jedeye – Flesh Junkies

Then on Saturday, October 19th we will start the NYC Zombie Crawl at 2pm at:
The Hop Shoppe – 372 Van Duzer Street, Staten Island NY –
All ages and FREE! 21+ to drink
For 2 hours we will have our zombie meetup and FX artists transforming civilians into zombies for a small fee. Drink and food specials TBA!

At 4pm we will begin the crawl through Staten Island! We will make some pit stops for photo opportunities and zombie madness until we head to the 2nd day of the Vault of Horror Film Festival –

5pm – Amendment 18 – 691 Bay St, Staten Island NY 10304 –
$15 at door or $20 for 2 day pass!
The NYC Zombie Crawl takes over day 2 of the Vault of Horror Film Festival! Doug Sakmann, the zombie ringleader will be hosting the festivities himself with tons of special guests!

Bands for Saturday include:
Gamma Ghouls – Jigsaw Youth – The Enablers

Also dont forget, on Tuesday, October 15th we will be bringing the NYC Zombie Crawl to Philadelphia! We’re working with the Philadelphia Film Office to help host a Halloween party!

The Greater Philadelphia Film Office and Pseudonym Productions bring you “Secrets of the Scare.” An evening of SPFX demonstrations feature Doug Sakmann and other local filmmakers exposing the scare tactics behind horror filmmaking, set in the twisted backdrop of “Dark Passage,” an enigmatic, immersive experience produced by Pseudonym Productions. Grab a drink and weave through a small maze of spaces to learn about the art and visual deception that creates your favorite horror moments. | Pop up bar hosted by Fergie’s Pub |

All Ages Event, 21+ID to Drink
WHEN: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 6:30pm – 9:30pm
LOCATION:
Pseudonym Productions 1004 Buttonwood Street Philadelphia, PA 19123 TICKET INFORMATION: General Admission $13
GPFONext Members: FREE with code

For full details and to purchase tickets, please visit: www.gpfo.ticketleap.com/scare

W still have a few limited spots for Zombie Volunteers and SPFX Makeup Artists, both in NY (Oct 18-19th) and Philadelphia (October 15th) and more so if you are interested and available please reach out to info@nyczombiecrawl.com for more details!

2019 NYC Zombie Season and TROMADANCE!

June 2, 2019 by  
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Greetings Boils and Ghouls!

We’ve been getting a lot of inquiries about when the next NYC Zombie event is. We are working towards a date but the demand for us to create zombies & ghoulish creations has become so great that it’s been hard to set one for our 13th Spring/Summer Season – however fear not, because we always want to party with our ghoul-fiends! The date may be a little later in the Summer this year but we will have a zombie meet-up!

In the meantime below are a few events to keep you cool in Brooklyn in June that you will find many of our NYC Zombie regulars as well as the Troma Team! Also check out the new music video for Cannibal Corpse’s ‘Red Before Black’ which I directed as well my 2019 SPFX / VFX Supervisor reel to see some of the things that have been keeping the NYC Zombie team busy over the last year! Also the teaser trailer for Troma’s #ShakespearesShitstorm which I also co-produced and SPFX supervised! If you want more info or need gore or production help, check out www.dougsakmann.com for more!

Until we bleed again!

Very Truly
Doug Sakmann
Zombie Ringleader

Sat June 15th – 7pm – Film Noir Cinema – 121 Mesarole Ave in Brooklyn $20
Troma Double Feature of the original Toxic Avenger and Class of Nuke Em High presented by Director Lloyd Kaufman and original cast member Q & A – check out some of the movies that started Tromaville with the creators!

Fri June 21st – Sat June 22nd – The 19th Annual TROMADANCE FILM FESTIVAL in BROOKLYN
3 DOLLAR BILL – 260 Mesarole Ave Brooklyn NY
THREE FEATURES, 30+ SHORTS, LIVE MUSIC, 2 FULL DAYS IN BK

June 21st / 21+ / 6PM-Late / $10-15 Minimum Donation
June 22nd / 18+ / 12PM-10PM / FREE ($5 Suggested Donation)
Hosted by Lloyd Kaufman and the Troma Team, featuring Special Guests Frank Henenlotter (Basket Case, Brain Damage), Mike Diana (Boiled Angels, Superfly comics), and Many More!!!
On Fri. June 21st Only, Special Live Performances by
Imperial Triumphant, Nihilistics, H.B.I.C., and Sewage NYC!!!

Beware all of the videos are somewhat NSFW!

Year 12 Zombie Crawl Complete and more Halloween Events!

October 15, 2018 by  
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Greetings Ghouls!

Another amazing NYC Zombie Crawl in the record books! Year 12 has been epic – 24 main events over the years and countless parties in-between! It’s great to see so many old ghoul-fiends and meeting new ones while celebrating #zombie and #spfx culture and I thank you all for making it so special! Special thanks to Michael Stewart and Beauty Bar & the Continental NYC for hosting us and being so awesome year after year! Our fearless bartender Brock Michael Napoli and my stunning co-host Michael Tee as well as our burlesque performers Lady Lazerus and Jezabelle Von Jane as well as our amazing #Fx artists including Robert Uller Renata De los Rios & Beatrice Sniper for making everyone look extra disgusting! And our guest of honor Lloyd Kaufman with Catherine Corcoran & the #TROMA Team for sharing a sneak peek at the new Troma flick #ShakespearesShitstorm! Also thanks to our judges Nadia White, Mr. Eyeliner himself Zach Garfinkel as well as musicians Stu Spazm from Lubricated Goat and Reg Bloor!

And Super shout out to the winner of our Zombie Pageant 2 Years in a ROW!!
Mr. Dwayne Mendez!! He had some stiff competition both male and female but he Thrilled us all with his dance moves!

And of course we would not be here without all of you! Sending zombie ❤️💀!!

Check out some Epic NYC Zombie Crawl photos from Damien Acevedo & FastPitch Photography!!

We’re not done yet zombies – CHICAGO – we are coming back with the FINAL CHAPTER of Night of the Stripping Dead on Thurs, November 1st and Friday November 2nd! The most insane and unique fetish, burlesque, sideshow and adult performers return to the Admiral Theater for the 10th year of insanity hosted by Bill Moseley! Check out all the details and get tickets in advance – they will sell out – at www.strippingdead.com

For ten years the the NYC Zombie Crawl has helped the dead rise at Chicago’s World Famous Admiral Theatre and on Nov 1st & 2nd you can witness the final chapter as the world’s best in Fetish, Burlesque & SideShow ascend to do one last battle with the undead entertainers of the Admiral Theatre (3940 W. Lawrence Ave.Chicago, IL 60625) including Masuimi Max, Maya Sinstress, Nadia White, Clownvis Presley, Cervana Fox, Natasha Nebula, Dangerrr Doll, the Shadow Circus Creature Theatre and so many more. The ghoulish revue is Hosted by horror legend Bill Moseley (Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Rob Zombie’s ‘Devil’s Rejects’ and the upcoming ‘Three from Hell’).

Much love and blood!

Doug Sakmann
-Zombie Ringleader!

June 30th! Zombies return to CONEY ISLAND!!

May 31, 2018 by  
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It’s official! The 12th annual NYC Zombie Crawl will be hitting Coney Island on Saturday June 30th!! Festivities include a crawl through the New York Aquarium and the NY debut of D.D. Allin and the Market Street Sluts featuring Nadia White in her tribute to the late great GG Allin!! Our ghoulish friends Jess-O-Lantern and Screamin Rebel Angels will also be returning to perform with more TBA!

We will be meeting up at 2pm at Kitchen 21 instead of the regular 4pm because we’re partying on a SATURDAY this time! Afterparty at 7:30pm at the FORMER Peggy O’Neill’s – STEEPLECHASE BEER GARDEN at MCU Park!!!

Schedule for Sat June 30th
2-4:30pm – FREE Zombie Meet-up at Kitchen 21 (3052 W 21st St, Brooklyn, NY 11224)
Drink specials from Pabst Blue Ribbon and makeup stations starting at $10 with the FX team from the Haunt at Rocky Ledge!

4:30p-5pm – Zombies crawl down the Coney Island Boardwalk! 

5pm – 7pm – Zombies crawl through the NY AQUARIUM (602 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224) -It’s Shark v Zombie! Zombies will get to witness OPENING DAY of the latest exhibit to the Aquarium – OCEAN WONDERS – SHARKS!! Zombies will need to pay admission to the Aquarium (Approx $15, we’re waiting on them to announce the new admission fee).

We have been informed that they will not let any zombies who are too horrific or bloody into the Aquarium (I’m looking at you Maggots) so if you plan on coming in with us please do not go overboard on the makeup because it is an all ages venue and we can’t scare the kids. In fact we’re going to be crawling on a boardwalk on the beach in the summer so it’s probably a good idea for everyone to keep the makeup light so you don’t sweat it off and are comfortable for the entire day – we have a long one! Because then at 7pm we crawl to…

7:30pm – Zombie After party at STEEPLECHASE BEER GARDEN (1904 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224) $10 admission – 21 + with performances by:
DD Allin and the Market Street Sluts – Female fronted GG Allin Tribute
Jess-O-Lantern
Screamin Rebel Angels
and more TBA soon!!

It’s gonna be a doozy, cant wait to see you all again!

Much love and blood!!

Doug Sakmann

Zombie Ringleader

NYC Zombie Crawl