Fall 2019 NYC zombie Crawl Events FINALLY!

September 14, 2019 by  
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Greetings Boils and Ghouls!

The haunting season is upon us, Fall is here! We apologize for the lack of NYC Zombie meetup this Spring, it is the first time we have missed an annual event in 13 years! But we’ll make up for it this season by starting early!

We have a few events coming up that we are looking for Zombie Volunteers and SPFX Makeup Artists, both in NY (Sept 20th, Oct 18-20th) and Philadelphia (October 15th) and more so if you are interested and available please reach out to info@nyczombiecrawl.com for more details!

We’ll be starting on Friday, Sept 20 in Brooklyn NY with REEFER MADNESS and BBQ FILMS!
Doors/Show 6:30pm – House of Yes – 2 Wyckoff Ave, Brooklyn, NY

Our pals at BBQ Films are hosting a special 420 Friendly immersive screening of the Musical Film based on the Broadway Play! The NYC Zombie Crawl will be a part of the opening number of the film – which you can see below! If you want to join us as a Pot Zombie we have limited spots for a free ticket, contact us ASAP! If you just want to attend, you can get 10% off tickets w NYC Zombie Crawl with the code ‘FILMCREWFTW’ at check-out! Details on the show and Tickets at www.bbqfilms.com !

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 free Halloween party with SPFX Demos and Panels as well as filmmaker meet and greet and more interactive Halloween fun! If you are an FX artist who wants to showcase your work or props, please contact us! Event starts at 7pm venue and details TBA!

Saturday, October 19th the NYC Zombie Crawl is going to Staten Island for the first time with the VAULT OF HORROR Film Festival
Amendment 18 – 691 Bay St, Staten Island NY 10304
Doug Sakmann, the zombie ringleader will be hosting the festivities himself on Sat, Oct 19th and special guests include actors from Halloween 5, Day of the Dead, Sideshow performers, a costume contest and more!

Much more details to come and more dates TBA!!

And again if you want to get zombified or do makeup at any of these events please reach out to info@nyczombiecrawl.com


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

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
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


Fall 2017 Zombie Wrap Up and Impractical Jokers!

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!

Check the official wrap video here!

ALSO the NYC Zombie Crawl was featured on a special episode of Impractical Jokers on Tru TV! You can see the epic punishment we gave Sal below! It’s been getting a lot of repeats! 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!

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!