NYC Zombie Crawl in Times Square Documentary

April 27, 2010 by  
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Last October we got hired by Sony Pictures to create a NYC Zombie Crawl event for the NYC Premiere of ‘Zombieland’ with Woody Harrelson. We did a huge crawl through the middle of Times Square and was one of our biggest events to date…we had over 600 Zombies! Zombie lover and filmmaker John Morgan was on hand to document the madness and made a 15 minute documentary on the whole event, check it out below!

Also, our good friend Nate “Igor” Smith from DrivenByBoredom.com was on hand and got some killer shots of the action, you can check out his full report and gallery here!

“I am not sure if you have ever seen well over 600 zombies running down Broadway a 8PM on a Thursday, but I can tell you this… the police hadn’t. There is a police station in the middle of Times Square and there were cops everywhere. They had no idea how to handle this. They would arrive on the scene, pull out their batons, and then sort of put them back, looking confused. The mob almost got out of hand when zombies started attacking cars and knocking over chairs and tables, but after several cop cars with sirens blazing started escorting the zombies down Broadway, things calmed down a bit. That did not stop a limo driver from punching a zombie or stopping a 16 Wheeler from crashing into a Lexus outside the movie theater. How does he explain a zombie attack to his insurance company?”

The Latest: April 18th

April 15, 2010 by  
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NEW WEBSITE!! Been developing this for a few months between projects with Michael Andrade – Web designer ninja – zombie extraordinaire! He did the whole layout and blood themes and rocked it hardcore! If you need a website done, see this guy!

Now onto the news!! The NYC Zombie Crawl Logo Design Contest Ends on April 20th – Submit your entries here – INFO BELOW! The 2010 logo is going to replace the last winning logo at the top of this site and go on all the promo material for NYC  Zombie Crawl events. And I am also going to tattoo it on my body! We are getting some AWESOME entries, it’s gonna be a tough decision!

We’re going to be announcing details very soon on our main springtime crawl for SUNDAY, MAY 30th in BROOKLYN! Stay tuned!

Also, Principal Photography on ‘Play Dead’ is complete, a zombie football project I directed!  Check the official website for pictures, video and up-to-date news!


We had fun on April 9th with Author Roger Ma at Barnes and Noble in Park Slope, Brooklyn! Check out the wrap up and pictures from the first zombie event of the 2010 season – Zombie Combat Manual Signing and Demonstration!

- NYC Zombie Crawl 2010 Logo Contest!

Now for the 2010 Logo Contest; We’re looking for zombie designs that incorporate any of the following elements; NYC – Patriotic – Futuristic and/ or end of the world.

The winning logo will not only be used on the new website and all surrounding promo material for the 2010 NYC Zombie Crawls, and receive a lot of cool prizes and acclaim, but it will also be tattooed onto me, the zombie ringleader of the NYC Zombie Crawl!

That’s right, just check out the result from the last winner of the NYC Zombie Crawl logo contest, E.J. Matos! His logo was not only made into a banner and used on the website and all the posters and flyers but was also tattooed on my body!

So get those entries into us ASAP, we need to find a winning entry no later than April 20th 2010 for the new website to be ready for the next crawl! Send you entries to info@nyczombiecrawl.com!

You may think, why would we want an end of the world theme? Well outside of the fact that 2012 is impending, we’ve heard rumors of something that is happening much sooner, on April 27th. All that is known now is available here- we’ll post more info as we find details out! Lots more on the way so stay tuned!

Until we crawl again, remember, Blood is law!

- Doug Sakmann, Zombie Ringleader

PS: Check out Zombie Combat Manual – Training Video 9278 – Melee Fighting here to defend yourself against the inevitable and impending zombie apocalypse.

Friday, April 9th – Zombie Combat Manual Book Signing Event

March 30, 2010 by  
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NYC Zombie Events – SPRING 2010 – Sponsored by NYC Zombie Crawl!

Friday, April 9 at 7:30pm – Brooklyn NY
Free zombie combat lecture, demonstration, and zombie makeup design!
Join author Roger Ma and graphic artist Y.N. Heller as they sign copies of
THE ZOMBIE COMBAT MANUAL: A Guide to Fighting the Living Dead.
Park Slope Barnes and Noble store, 267 7th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Check out the Zombie Combat Club for more on the book!

NYC Zombie Crawl will be on hand, providing makeup for civilians looking to be zombified, with a secret after party TBA! Stay tuned for more info, we’re going to have some exclusive video and other cool stuff related to the book soon!

TBA – End of May – BROOKLYN!

Until we bleed again, remember, Blood is Law!
Doug Sakmann
Zombie Ringleader, NYC Zombie Crawl

Some notes about the crawl events:
- There is a chance the zombie mob will deviate from routing during the crawl, and make a few additional stops (Zombies are very unpredictable)! However, we will be at all the planned stops and destinations at the estimated times.
- Please be respectful of civilians, public and private property!


Sponsored by Halloween Adventure (104 4th Ave @ 11th St, NYC) Mention “Zombie Crawl” when buying makeup and props and you’ll get 10% off your purchase all year long!

Contact us at info@nyczombiecrawl.com or the NYC Zombie Crawl myspace page if you have any questions, or if you need help organizing your own zombie event!

PRESS: 'Zombieland' event with Sony Pictures

March 24, 2010 by  
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Sept 30th 2009 – Zombieland event through Times Square:

Check out the cool 15 minute documentary “More Dead Than Alive” that zombie lover and filmmaker John Morgan made about the NYC Premiere of ‘Zombieland’ with Woody Harrelson. We did a huge crawl through the middle of Times Square and was one of our biggest events to date…we had over 600 Zombies!
See PART 1 here and PART 2 here!

Galleries :

Driven By Boredom – Nate “Igor” Smith
WCBS – News Radio 1080
Marie Alyse Rodriguez/NY2night.com & Philly2nite.com
Exposay
Current.tv
Vampire Freaks
Photo Burns
Village Voice
Gothamist

You Tube videos:
OneTwoThreeFour

Write-ups
Time Out NY
L Magazine

The Latest: March 24th 2010

March 23, 2010 by  
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- Casting for Zombie Horror Comedy this Sat March 27th in Philly! Click here for all the details!
Come be a part of zombie history, we have a lot of roles we’re looking to fill!


- Friday, April 9th – First Zombie Event of the season!
- NYC Zombie Crawl 2010 Logo Contest!

We are gearing up for an amazing spring season for zombies! The ground has thawed out and the ghouls can break free and thaw their rotting flesh in the sun! We’ve got a lot of cool events and a new website on the way but we now need a new logo for 2010! More info on this below, but first here is info on the first zombie event of the season! We’ll also be announcing the main event at the end of May in Brooklyn soon too!

Friday, April 9 at 7:30pm – Brooklyn NY
Free zombie combat lecture, demonstration, and zombie makeup design!
Join author Roger Ma and graphic artist Y.N. Heller as they sign copies of
THE ZOMBIE COMBAT MANUAL: A Guide to Fighting the Living Dead.
Park Slope Barnes and Noble store, 267 7th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Check out the Zombie Combat Club for more on the book!

NYC Zombie Crawl will be on hand, providing makeup for civilians looking to be zombified, with a secret after party TBA! Stay tuned for more info, we’re going to have some exclusive video and other cool stuff related to the book soon!

Now for the 2010 Logo Contest; We’re looking for zombie designs that incorporate any of the following elements; NYC – Patriotic – Futuristic and/ or end of the world.

The winning logo will not only be used on the new website and all surrounding promo material for the 2010 NYC Zombie Crawls, and receive a lot of cool prizes and acclaim, but it will also be tattooed onto me, the zombie ringleader of the NYC Zombie Crawl!

That’s right, just check out the result from the last winner of the NYC Zombie Crawl logo contest, E.J. Matos! His logo was not only made into a banner and used on the website and all the posters and flyers but was also tattooed on my body!

So get those entries into us ASAP, we need to find a winning entry no later than April 20th 2010 for the new website to be ready for the next crawl! Send you entries to info@nyczombiecrawl.com!

You may think, why would we want an end of the world theme? Well outside of the fact that 2012 is impending, we’ve heard rumors of something that is happening much sooner, on April 27th. All that is known now is available here- we’ll post more info as we find details out! Lots more on the way so stay tuned!

In the meantime, check out the cool 15 minute documentary “More Dead Than Alive” that zombie lover and filmmaker John Morgan made about the NYC Premiere of ‘Zombieland’ with Woody Harrelson. We did a huge crawl through the middle of Times Square and was one of our biggest events to date…we had over 600 Zombies!
See PART 1 here and PART 2 here!

Until we bleed again, remember, Blood is Law!
Doug Sakmann
Zombie Ringleader, NYC Zombie Crawl

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