Oct 15th Wrap Up and more Halloween Events!

October 19, 2017 by  
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Greetings Boils and Ghouls!

Thanks to all the zombies who came out to the 11th annual NYC Zombie Crawl event in Manhattan on October 15th and special thanks to our performers including  THE COWMEN and SNAKES OF CHRIST as well as Zac Amico,  Liberty Rose, DJ Michael T & Twig the Wonderkid!
Also our sponsors Pabst Blue Ribbon, Sailor Jerry, Not Your Fathers Mountain Ale, Shaw Promotion and Halloween Adventure as well as the awesome venues Lucky, Dream Baby, Maiden Lane, The Continential and the Bowery Electric! 

Check out the feature article in THE VILLAGER! We also were featured on CBS, NBC and Fox News!

More photos and offical video coming soon!

Other Halloween events this month include this weekend in CHICAGO and every weekend through Halloween in Cape May, NJ

  • October 20-21st – ChicagoNight of the Stripping Dead returns! We turn the world famous Admiral Theatre into a sexy graveyard with the world’s finest burlesque, sideshow and more! Hosted by ‘The Hills Have Eyes’ Michael Berryman! All the details at www.strippingdead.com

ALSO you can check out Zombie Ringleader Doug Sakmann all month long on the SyFy Network with SPFX Tutorials!

Oct 15th NYC Zombie Crawl and other Halloween Events!

September 12, 2017 by  
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Greetings Boils and Ghouls!

We’re gearing up for the Halloween season and our 11th year is going to be a doozy! Our main event is Sunday, October 15th with the NYC Zombie Crawl event in Manhattan featuring THE COWMEN and SNAKES OF CHRIST (Female fronted Misfits/Danzig Cover Band) at the afterparty! More details below!!

 

    • Friday, October 13th – PhillyMarc Summers of ‘Double Dare’ at the Trocadero – we’ll be helping to host a screening of his new documentary ‘On Your Marc‘ and play some Double Dare themed games! Are you ready for the Physical Challenge? Presented by WMMR’s Preston and Steve!

 

  • Sunday, October 15th – Manhattan – 11th annual NYC Zombie Crawl
    4-6:30p
    – Zombie Meetup at LUCKY as well as DREAM BABY & MAIDEN LANE (168 Avenue B at 11th St) – Free Zombie Meetup – 21+ to enter bars – Zombie Makeovers starting at $10
    6:30 – 7pm – Zombies crawl through Manhattan! 7-8p – Zombie Pitstop at THE CONTINENTAL (25 3rd Ave at St Marks – 21+) 5 shots of anything for $10!!!
    8-8:30p – Zombies crawl to Afterparty!
    8:30p – BOWERY ELECTRIC Zombie Afterparty (327 Bowery at 2nd St) –
    $15 for Zombies – $17 for Humans! 21 +!
    Afterparty featuring THE COWMEN w Marcus Parks and Holden McNeely of the Last Podcast NetworkSnakes of Christ (Female fronted Misfits/Danzig cover band) comedy from Zac Amico burlesque with Liberty Rose – DJ Michael T & Twig the Wonderkid!
    Also the return of the notorious Hot Zombie Contest and Costume Contest with prizes for bloodiest, most original, sexiest zombie and more!!
    Drink specials from Pabst Blue Ribbon, Sailor Jerry, Not Your Fathers Mountain Ale and much more TBA!!

 

  • October 20-21st – ChicagoNight of the Stripping Dead returns! We turn the world famous Admiral Theatre into a sexy graveyard with the world’s finest burlesque, sideshow and more! Hosted by ‘The Hills Have Eyes’ Michael Berryman!Looking forward to a killer 2017!! More details soon!!
  • And All Month Long Thurs-Sunday from 7-10pm through Oct 31st – Our Buddy Will Keenan (Tromeo and Juilet, Terror Firmer) is hosting his very own Haunted Attraction in Cape May, NJ at St Babs – Tromeo’s Halloween Cemetery Scare at St Babs – 321 North Delsea Drive, Cape May Court House, New Jersey 08210 – Follow St Babs on Facebook for more details on the schedule!ALSO the NYC Zombie Crawl was just featured on a special new episode of Impractical Jokers on Tru TV! You can see the epic punishment we gave Sal below! And thanks to the crew that came with us, if you’ve been to any NYC Zombie Crawl event you will see a lot of familiar faces!

 

Check out the Cowmen on Kabukiman’s Cocktail Corner – Season 2 premiering this week!

July 2nd Wrap-up and Zombie Thanks!!!

July 7, 2017 by  
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Thanks to all the zombies who came out and supported the 11th annual Brooklyn Crawl! It means so much to see many of you at every single event we appreciate your dedication and send our zombie love! Special thanks to our main sponsor Pabst Blue Ribbon for the support because we could not continue to do these events without you! And of course thanks to all our amazing performers including Everything is Terrible!, J & the 9’s, Uncle Jake and the 18 Wheel Gang, Jess-O-Lantern, Sexual Suicide, Joe Lunchbox, Mark the Knife, DJ Alex Non Nihil and of course my zombie co-host, the hilarious Zac Amico! And also thanks to Brooklyn Borough President Candidate Ben Kissel and Curtis & the Guardian Angels for making the actual crawl so special!

Check out all your beautiful zombie faces in the amazing photo-galleries from:

DRIVEN BY BOREDOM

JOHN CHRISTOU

JOSEPH ROSSETTI

And see some of the amazing press here:

BROOKLYN EAGLE FEATURE

METRO NEWSPAPERS FEATURE

NEW York 1 NEWS

Check out the official wrap video edited by Matt Reiser and shot by Matt and John Brennan:

And check out a video report of the crawl from Kabukiman’s Cocktail Corner season 2 here:

 

BK Zombie Crawl July 2nd w/EVERYTHING IS TERRIBLE!

April 16, 2017 by  
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TODAY IS THE DAY!  JULY 2nd starting at 4pm at The Charleston!! (174 Bedford Ave in Brooklyn) for FREE!!

Afterparty at 8:30p at Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave) – Pre-sale tix are closed but you can still buy at door –  $25 for humans / $22 for zombies!

Check out the amazing feature write-up in the Metro Newspapers HERE! 

– The world’s most dangerous comedian – MARK THE KNIFE – all the way from Chicago is joining us on the after-party stage at Brooklyn Bizarre to make an already insane night even crazier!

– Political activist and comedian Ben Kissel (Last Podcast on the Left) is running for office of Brooklyn Borough President and is looking for zombie support! Ben will be campaigning at the Charleston from 4-6:30pm and will make a rousing speech at 6:30pm to kick off the Brooklyn Zombie Crawl festivities as our guest Grand Marshall! Check out what he stands for at www.BKforBK.com!

– The night will be co-hosted by comedian and NYC Roast Master winner Zac Amico along with his buddy Sgt Kabukiman NYPD! The night will also feature music from DJ Alex Von Nihil

– We now have 4 musical acts performing at the after party with the addition of a Midnight set from Sexual Suicide featuring our pal Igor of DrivenByBoredom.com as the lead singer! Other musicians include Jess-O-Lantern, J and the 9’s & Uncle Jake and the 18 Wheel Gang!

– Our 2nd stop is now announced as A Bar (597 Manhattan Avenue) for some drink specials from Pabst Blue Ribbon!

Greetings Boils and Ghouls!

The first big event for year 11 for the NYC Zombie Crawl will be on SUNDAY JULY 2ND with our annual Brooklyn Zombie Crawl! We’re proud to announce our after party headliners at Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave) at 8:30p, the insane video collective / variety show EVERYTHING IS TERRIBLE! with their first area show on the East Coast since 2015! The EIT! live experience! is like nothing you have ever seen – You will leave a new and better person! This NYC Zombie Crawl exclusive show will feature 2 never-before-seen sneak peeks at upcoming EIT! projects!

Tix at door –  $25 for Humans / $22 for Zombies!

 

We’ll be starting at 4pm at THE CHARLESTON (174 Bedford Ave) with our zombie makeup stations and a Zombie Pizza Party – free pizza with every drink – drink specials from Pabst Blue RibbonAt 6:30pm, Zombies will depart and hit the streets in a fake blood fueled frenzy, taking over Bedford Avenue and heading to MCCARREN PARK for some Zombie Games to celebrate independence and the July 4th weekend and then to A BAR BROOKLYN (597 Manhattan Avenue) for a pit stop between 7-8pm.

At 8:30pm, the zombie horde will head to BROOKLYN BAZAAR (150 Greenpoint Ave) for the legendary afterparty hosted by Sgt Kabukiman NYPD, NYC Roast Master Zac Amico and the Troma Team and featuring tons of cool video fueled entertainment featuring some world premiere clips, live music, sideshow and burlesque into a zombie themed variety show starring :

Everything Is Terrible! has altered the consciousness of a generation, one re-edited VHS video at a time! For nearly a decade, EIT! has introduced the world to their true selves through psychedelic comedy video gems such as the dancing child-god Duane, the pedophile-stomping yellow dino, French pubic hair styling, cat massage, and so much more! And now… with the inimitable EIT! live experience, YOU, the viewer get to unplug your internet brain and plug in your spirit molecule! EIT! will hold your sweaty, trembling, little hand as they guide you through the 7 sacred realms of Terrible found video! As always, the Everything Is Terrible! figureheads will appear in their glittered and fur-covered, melted flesh to massage your dead soul as you laugh like you’ve never laughed before! And don’t forget to bring your Jerry Maguire VHS tapes… You’re gonna need em!

EVERYTHING IS TERRIBLE! THE LIVE EXPERIENCE! from Everything Is Terrible! on Vimeo.

Featuring live Music From:

J and the 9’s – NYC Zombie Crawl favorites have played with us for the last three years and are a female fronted band breeding together rock and roll riffs, the raw sound and agility of punk, lyrical spontaneity, glam visuals, a rock flute and a very interactive stage show!

Uncle Jake and the 18 Wheel Gang – Featured in ‘Cut Shoot Kill’ as the house band, Uncle Jake brings rock n’ roll with a bluegrass jug band / deep south feel!

Jess-O-Lantern – This spooky songstress performs acoustic horror punk tunes! For lovers of Halloween, ghosts, ghouls, and free trick-or-treat candy!

Sexual Suicide – Old school hardcore punk at it’s finest!

Sideshow Performances from Dr. Claw of the Coney Island Sideshow & Joe Lunchbox of DisGraCeLand Family Freakshow!

As well as tons of sneak previews exclusive to the NYC Zombie Crawl!

Return to Return to Nuke Em High Vol 2 Sneak Preview with the Troma Team – The surprise indie hit at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival is the explosive conclusion to Lloyd Kaufman’s inspired two-part indie event film. Lauren and Chrissy, two lesbian lovers, must face and defeat the most corrupt and evil forces ever to descend upon Tromaville… and the world!

Kabukiman’s Cocktail Corner Season 2 Sneak Preview – The world’s weirdest variety show has it’s long awaited Season 2 premiere on Monday, July 3rd on the Troma Networks and the NYC Zombie Crawl will host its first sneak preview! Join Sgt. Kabukiman NYPD as he ingests alcoholic beverages, chats with some truly independent artists, and enjoys musical performances in this exclusive Troma web series.

Cut Shoot Kill Sneak Preview – Sneak preview of the latest horror/thriller from Backseat Conceptions and director Michael Walker (Jeff Daniels’ ‘Chasing Sleep’) Serena Brooks, an ambitious young actress, signs on as the star of a horror film with a crew of backwoods filmmakers that have worked together for years. When the cast starts disappearing, Serena has to become her character if she wants to survive.

And more madness TBA! And don’t forget to bring your VHS copies of Jerry Macguire to add to the Jerry Macguire Pyramid!

We want to express our gratitude and love to all our zombie family, there are many of you who have been with us since the beginning and we appreciate your support! We aim to continue bringing you amazing zombie themed events for years to come!

Also we just got back from the Cannes Film Festival where we joined forces with the Cannes Zombie Walk to promote Return to Return to Nuke Em High aka Vol 2! The movie is epic and you will get a taste at the NYC Zombie Crawl on July 2nd!

Stay tuned for more details – the zombie season is soon upon us!

Much love and blood!
Doug Sakmann
Zombie Ringleader

PS:, Take a look back at some of our first zombie events in Brooklyn and Manhattan below!

 

 

October 2016 Wrap-up and Stripping Dead in Chicago!

October 28, 2016 by  
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Greetings Boils and Ghouls!

Halloween weekend is upon us and it’s been a whirlwind month! We thank all our zombies and supporters for making year 10 of the NYC Zombie Crawl so amazing! We had an amazing time on October 15th crawling through Manhattan, check out your beautiful zombie selves in these epic photos! Thanks to our performers J and the 9’s, Skeletal Life, Miss Liberty Rose and Dr Claw’s Sideshow and DJ Tim T as well as our venues The Contintental, Otto’s Shrunken Head and the Beauty Bar! Also our zombie general Zac Amico for taking care of business as well as Andy Straub for returning from the dead for this event! And of course our Troma Family for showing up and making it extra wild with the Toxic Avenger, Dolphinman and special guest Will Keenan of Tromeo and Juilet and Terror Firmer!

And check out our wrap-up video from Rollersteady with some epic slo-mo video of our zombies!!

Village Voice Photo Gallery

Driven By Boredom Photo Gallery and Wrapup

John Christou Photography 

And in the meantime if you happen to be in the Chicago-land area, tonight and tomorrow October 28th and 29th at 10pm we’re bringing the zombies for the 8th annual Night of the Stripping Dead at the Admiral Theater!! The beast is back with the finest in adult zombie entertainment featuring the best burlesque, fetish and sideshow acts from around the world! Including Maya Sinstress, Mosh, Roxi Delite, Flec Mindspace, Miss Miranda, Tana the Tattooed Lady, Acrobritt and tons of zombie strippers!!

Much love and blood, i’ll see you in the cemetery!

Doug Sakmann
Zombie Ringleader, NYC Zombie Crawl

Also here’s a clip of J and the 9s from last year’s October crawl!