YEAR 10! 2016 NYC Zombie Crawl takes Brooklyn June 26th!

May 26, 2016 by  
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ZOMBIES! I hope you are all ready for year 10 because it’s going to be the biggest and best year yet! We have so many things coming up for 2016 and apologize for the delay in announcement but there are a lot of thing brewing! Our first big event of 2016 will take place on SUNDAY, JUNE 26th in Brooklyn for our 10th crawl in Williamsburg!

The NYC Zombie Crawl is back for its 10th annual lurch around Williamsburg on Sunday, June 26th! The zombie shenanigans will include zombie games at McCarren Park and the notorious Hot Zombie Contest at the afterparty with live music, comedians, zombie burlesque, sideshow performances and more!

The NYC Zombie Crawl will begin at 4pm at BAR MATCHLESS (557 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn NY) with our usual FREE zombie meet-up! You must be 21+ to enter the bar and for 2 and 1/2 hours, zombies are invited to hang out while our zombie technicians will be providing makeup for civilians who wish to become undead for a small fee (starting at $10). Drink specials will be provided all day and night by Pabst Blue Ribbon!

At 6:30pm, Zombies will depart and roam through the wild streets of Williamsburg, first through McCarren Park for a Zombie photo opportunity before heading to a Zombie Pizza Party at THE CHARLESTON (174 Bedford Avenue) FREE BAR PIZZA with every drink, alcoholic or not!

Then at 8:30pm we’ll reach the Zombie Afterparty at BLACK BEAR BAR (70 N. 6th St)  Free entry to the front bar but if you want to see the show, $13 for zombies or in advance, $15 for humans! 21+ to enter, with performances include musical guests:

UNCLE JAKE AND THE 18 WHEEL GANG: Featured in the new movie Call Sheet, a bluegrass Jug band with a down home feel!

JUNGLE JUNKIES: Brazilian metal madness returns to the NYC Zombie Crawl!

SCREAMIN’ REBEL ANGELS – NYC Rock n’ Roll Soul and Rockabilly at it’s finest!

NP PRESLEY AND THE GHOST OF JESSE GARON – Classic Rock n’ Roll fronted by the spawn of Elvis Presley’s cousin!

We also have world premiere sneak preview clips from the new horror movie from Backseat Conceptions and director Michael Walker, CALL SHEET!! And Sideshow Performances from the SQUIDLING BROS. CIRCUS SIDESHOW and SKINDICATE SUSPENSION!

More to come, stay tuned!!

Much love and blood!

Very Truly
Doug Sakmann
Zombie Ringleader
NYC Zombie Crawl

Thanks to Ed Campbell of Rebel Image Photography for the sweet zombie shots of models Fallon Vendetta and Kali Feline

‘The Zombie Wedding’ returns to NYC July 8th!

May 26, 2016 by  
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The new hit new interactive comedy experience ‘The Zombie Wedding‘ (from the producers of ‘Tony and Tina’s Wedding’) returns to NYC in July! After a number of successful performances around the tri-state area on Friday, July 8th the show will hit Manhattan at The Cutting Room (44 E 32nd Street, NYC). There will be a pre-wedding reception at 6:30pm with Free Zombie Makeup from the crew with ‘The Haunt at Rocky Ledge‘! The show will start at 8pm. You can buy your tickets HERE before they sell out!

‘The Zombie Wedding’ is a new interactive comedy, the hilarious marriage of a human bride to a zombie groom. The show is set just after the zombie apocalypse, at a time when humans and zombies are trying to live together in harmony – without eating each other’s brains! During the reception, the living mingle and dance with the undead, leading to a series of outrageous events. Luckily, there’s a Zombie Task Force on hand to keep things under control. Or at least they try! You are invited to be a guest at the wildest zombie dance party since the apocalypse!

The production is written and directed by Greg D’Alessandro and produced by Joe Corcoran, who originally presented the granddaddy of all interactive comedies, “Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding,” which is the longest running comedy in Off-Broadway history.

Audience members are encouraged to wear their zombie finest to the wedding, which features plenty of interaction with humans and zombies.The evening includes dancing (including every zombie’s favorite: the Thriller dance). No need to bring the bride and groom a gift – just come ready to wake up the dead!”

‘The Zombie Wedding’ backstory -

The Zombie Apocalypse has affected every aspect of our lives. It began with that nasty bed bug infestation, which quickly spread to farm animals and chiropractors. Noxious bedbugs seeped into the water supply. Hundreds of humans became zombies and the undead rose from local graveyards. The Center for Zombie Control (CZC) acted swiftly to contain the virus and stabilize the crisis. Now, zombies and humans are trying their best to live in peace and harmony. And guess what? Zombie bites are on the decline!

Ashley Morgan was engaged to Zack Porter before The Zombie Apocalypse and… he got bit. Ashley didn’t want to cancel her wedding to her dream man. She believes in true love. And he loves her with that shriveled little heart he has rotting in his chest. If only they had another brain.

You are invited to the first EVER wedding between a zombie and a human!

RSVP and get more info, videos and photos at www.thezombiewedding.com

Holiday events in NY & Chicago 2015 AND Win a role in a movie!!

November 25, 2015 by  
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Hope everyone is getting ready for a horrifically good holiday season! We’re coming up on year 10 for the NYC Zombie Crawl in 2016 and we’re going to be co-hosting some special FREE variety shows to bleed us through the new year! It all starts this Saturday, November 28th in NY and continues Dec 20th in Chicago!

Sat, Nov 28th – Brooklyn NY - 8pm – 21+ – Sgt Kabukiman’s Non-Denominational Holiday Xtravangaza!
Lucky 13 Bar – 644 Sackett St, Brooklyn, New York 11217
It’s Kabukiman’s 25th birthday and the Troma Team is throwing him a party to celebrate the release of the Blu-Ray edition of his first movie, ‘Sgt Kabukiman NYPD’! Kabukiman will also host a non-specific holiday live show to kick off the 2nd season of ‘Kabukiman’s Cocktail Corner‘ with tons of special guests including musical guests THE BAD LUCK 13 RIOT EXTRAVANGAZA!! AND IT’S ALL FREE!!
SKINDICATE SUSPENSION will be performing some human flesh hook performances!
ESS STARGO of UNICORN SMACK will be providing some holiday musical accompaniment !
Troma President Lloyd Kaufman in person!
Check out all 10 episodes of the first season of ‘Kabukiman’s Cocktail Corner on Youtube Now!!


Sunday, December 20th 8pm - The Incredibly Strange Holiday Spectacular for the Needy!!
Emporium Bar and Arcade – 1366 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60622
We’re teaming up with Kickapoo Joy Juice & Ramblin Root Beer and Taco in a Bag to present the coolest holiday variety show of all time!  And it is free! All you need to do is donate an unused unwrapped toy to the coolest restaurant in Chicago, Taco In A Bag (4603 N Lincoln) between now and December 19th. One toy…one ticket. It’s that simple. Can’t get to Taco In A Bag? Just make a small donation online AT THIS LINK TO CONFIRM YOUR TICKET! Bask in the cool yule glow of the of the weirdest and wackiest holiday variety show of all time!
Featuring:
America’s Funny Man, Neil Hamburger!
Festive found footage with Everything Is Terrible’s Holiday Humbug!
Pin-up Superstar Masuimi Max with the Ghost of Christmas Past, Present and Future!
Local legends Maya Sinstress and Mark the Knife
Hosted by Troma’s Sgt Kabukiman NYPD!
Free Kickapoo Joy Juice & Rambin Root Beer for everyone! Kickapoo cocktails and so much more!
More details and how to donate your toy at TACO IN A BAG (4603 N Lincoln, Chicago IL)

And finally, we’re working with the Aslyum (makers of ‘Sharknado’ and ‘Z-Nation’) and Memorex to promote a cool ‘Make a movie’ contest where you can win a role in the next Asylum Movie!!

“MEMOREX LIVES!” MAKE-A-SCENE VIDEO CONTEST
ONE GRAND PRIZE WINNER WILL WALK AWAY WITH A ONCE IN A LIFETIME CHANCE TO BREAK INTO HOLLYWOOD!

The “Memorex Lives!” online video contest is inviting consumers to create a “make-a-scene” video featuring a Hollywood actor, singer, and producer Joey Lawrence as superhero action star Brock Firestone, leader of “The Resistance” against The Evil Empire (tech giants). Participants are encouraged to visit www.memorexlives.com where they can upload and insert seven 10-20 second entertaining homemade video clips to “make-a-scene” with Joey Lawrence as fictional, action-hero movie star Brock Firestone. The goal for every participant is to create the ultimate scene about joining “The Resistance” against The Evil Empire of tech giants who are taking over the world with overpriced products.

Find out how you can join the resistance and win prizes like big screen HD TV’s, a walk on role on an ‘The Aslyum’ Production, a pitch meeting for your own movie and more at www.memorexlives.com

9th Annual Manhattan Crawl Wrap-up!

November 1, 2015 by  
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Want to thank all of our zombie fans, our crew and of course all amazing performers that rocked the afterparty including JUNGLE JUNKIES, BIKINI CARWASH, J AND THE 9sReggie Bugmuncher, Stephanie Anders, Nina La Voix, Abby Diamond and Skindicate Suspensions! Also our awesome venues Twins Pub, the Museum of Sex and Slake NYC! And of course we could not do this without the support of our sponsors Pabst Blue Ribbon, Shaw Promotion, New York Costumes and The Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse (In theaters Oct 31st)!

Check out our official wrap video from Rollersteady below and official photo gallery from JM Draven right here! Tag yourselves and add your photos to our Facebook group!

More photos and press:
DRIVEN BY BOREDOM
And more from
REUTERS
TELESURE TV
VILLAGE VOICE

Check out this Zombie POV video from the NYC Zombie Crawl on TECH INSIDER!

And photos from our SHARINGBOX Photo booth at the afterparty!



HALLOWEEN 2015 in THREE STATES! NY, Philly and Chicago!

October 29, 2015 by  
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For those of you who are still looking for ghoulish things to do this Halloween, Saturday October 31st, there is plenty going on with our friends of the NYC Zombie Crawl! Follow the links and get your zombie on! Or whatever you’re going to be for Halloween!

NEW YORK
BANG-ON Halloween Warehouse of Horrors – 9p-6am – A spooktacular dance party in a secret East Williamsburg location (TBA when you buy tickets) dance all night and into the morning with this Halloween tradition! Featuring suspension performances from Skindicate Suspension as well as a Coney Island-style extravaganza featuring freaky performers, a bouncy castle, games, popcorn, cotton-candy and more!
BLOOD MANOR and TIMES SCARE NYC – Two great haunted attractions in Manhattan! Blood Manor is so scary they pride themselves on scaring the piss out of people, and Times Scare has one of the best haunted bars in NY! Check out the websites for showtimes all evening!
THE HAUNT AT ROCKY LEDGE – For those up in the Bronx and Yonkers, there is a haunt for you too in Westchester County! The final night is on Halloween!
THE ROCKING DEAD: BEDLAM (7:30pm at the Medicine Show Theater 549 W 52nd St, 3rd Floor NYC) – A fully immersive theatrical experience that blends survival horror and an adrenaline-fueled dance party. It isn’t another haunted house; it’s a visceral choose-your-own-adventure in which every twist and turn is decided by YOU, the audience! Use code ZCRAWL2015 for $10 off tickets! Shows run through Nov 13th every Tuesday – Friday

PHILADELPHIA
Cedar Street Horror House (Cedar Street and Cumberland Street in Fishtown, Philadelphia 19125) – 5p-9pm -  The 3rd year for this free intimate haunt experience, now with more demonic clowns!

Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary  (22nd & Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19130) – A gigantic haunted attraction in one of the first real prisons in the US! And it’s really haunted!
Pennhurst Asylum (Church Street and Bridge Road, Spring City, PA 19475) – Another huge haunted attraction in a real insane asylum! And it’s also really haunted!
Wes Craven/Nightmare on Elm Street 35mm Marathon at Prince Music Theater – The Awesome Fest and Philadelphia Indie Film Fest present this 24 sleepover movie marathon starting at 11am Halloween morning!
Satanic Rave XVII – Doors at 7pm at Ortleibs in Northern Liberties – Live metal/hardcore music w the World Famous Crawlspace Bros, YDI, Yesterday’s Youth, Hellrad, Sicker Than Most, Barbaric, Homicidals, Wolves Attack and other special guests including Abby Diamond and Stephanie Anders!

CHICAGO
Prison City Halloween Massacre 8 (802 Theodore St, Crest Hill, Illinois 60403) – Halloween party with live music including the return of the NASSAU CHAINSAW DISGRACELAND DEMOLITION COMMITTEE! Also featuring WHUT?, An Undying Allegiance and Prison City Brigade
Taco in A Bag’s Midnight Madness Meat-Up Massacre – The best restaurant in Chicago is offering FREE Taco In A Bag from Midnight to 1:30am on Halloween night along with other ghoulish surprises!

And if you’re in the St. Louis Area, our pals in WOLFPAC  (as well as the lovely zombie ladies below) will be performing on Halloween Night with Twiztid, Blaze Ya Dead Homie and more! Details here!


Also, if you are looking for a gory gift for those you love, check out POST MORTEM PINUPS with new 8×11 prints and 11×17 prints of sexy crime scene photography on sale through the end of year!