Zombies in NY Press!

May 29, 2010 by  
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From NY Press:

Williamsburg residents have recently been terrified by vandalizing ninjas. Now zombies are set to roam the streets. Fear not, they come in peace. On May 30, Doug Sakmann – director of the upcoming zombie football film Play Dead—will unleash his annual Zombie Crawl on the neighborhood.

The crawls began in 2007 with a few hundred zombie diehards, but have grown into family-friendly events that had about 700 zombies running through Times Square last October. “It was marketed toward our specific crowd of horror movie people,” explained Sakmann. “It has grown to everyone disgusted by zombies, wished they were zombies, or has some sort of thoughts on zombies.”

In honor of Play Dead (watch the trailer here), this year’s crawl will have a sports theme, so expect tons of zombie jocks escorting their zombie cheerleaders to the zombie football game and zombie versus human tug of war in McCarren Park. Sakman suggests people come to the crawl already “zombified” but there will be free makeup stations for those not brave enough to turn themselves into an undead.

Despite the recent upswing of vampires into the cultural zeitgeist, Sakmann expects to get his biggest turnout of zombies to date. He’s protective of his beloved zombies and dismisses the vampire obsessions. He says they come in waves and tend to get overstated. “In certain circles, zombies have always been the new vampires.”

There is a bit of a rivalry between the two camps as evidenced by the vampire enthusiasts that often show up to terrorize the zombie crawlers. In the end, Sakmann doesn’t think vampires pose a serious threat to his crawls or line of work. “Zombies will always prevail because they can walk in the sun.”

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