Disgraceland still needs our help! Please donate today!

January 4, 2011 by  
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As many of you may remember back in July of 2010, a terrible car accident severely injured several members our friends in the Disgraceland Hook Squad. Thankfully Robby, Brandon and Jill have all recovered. However Arwen “Spliff” Rosa, the father of Disgraceland is still in need of constant medical care and rehabilitation.

Spliff and Disgraceland have always been there to work with us on the live shows with the NYC Zombie Crawl as well many other amazing events. Spliff has done so much for the suspension and sideshow communities over the years and he needs our help now more than ever! Below is info on the situation as well as updates as of January 1st 2011; even if you can donate $10 every little bit helps! Spliff’s wife Jill is about 8 weeks away from having their baby on top of all this and they need to get back to NYC, we need to raise $20,000 ASAP!!

CLICK HERE TO DONATE RIGHT NOW!!

On their way from Texas to California, Arwen Rosa and his wife Jill were involved in a very serious car accident. Arwen was rendered unconscious and was airlifted to a hospital. Robby was also airlifted to the same hospital, with a collapsed lung. Jill, who is pregnant with their child, has recovered, however Arwen is still in need of constant medical care and rehabilitation.

From Jill – “His brain is functioning very well. He knows who we are and what we do. He remembers all of our friends, family, places we’ve been… Of course every now and then we still notice glitches. After all he did sustain a traumatic brain injury. He still doesn’t have much of a voice due to his tracheotomy, but we do communicate pretty well. As far as movement, he’s recently been moving his right arm. Not his fingers yet, but shoulder, elbow and wrist. He’s able to raise his arm enough to adjust his glasses on his nose. All of this is great news. Now for not so great. Arwen’s immune system is not working well. Right now he is in ICU with pneumonia for the 3rd time in 4 months. He’s had a very high fever and his white blood cells aren’t able to fight the infection. On the 28th he got a blood transfusion to help.”

Also, soon Jill will be caring for her husband and their new born baby, Odessa. She is due Early Spring 2011. Because of this, it is imperative that she and Arwen move back home to New York. (The two of them have been in Odessa and then Lubbock in Texas since the wreck happened while in route from Houston to California). Although they have been fortunate to have many visitors and financial support, it just wont be enough once their baby is born. Back in New York they both have family and a large support system.

From Jill – “Arwen is not getting the care he needs out here and there’s only a couple people who can physically help us. In New York we’ve got family, support system, lots of resources, everything we need. Not to mention our Baby girl is due in about 8 weeks! I have been trying to look into medical foundations and charities so far with no luck. Please help if you can.”

Because Arwen’s condition is still so severe, the only way to transport him home is by medical air transportation. Yes, this endeavor is huge and expensive. With all the care he needs the trip will cost $20,000 and need to be arranged quickly. Once the call comes in to say the bed is available they will only have 96 hours to make it from Odessa to New York. The costs do not end there, as medical care extends beyond transportation.

CLICK HERE TO DONATE RIGHT NOW!!

Disgraceland needs our Zombie Help!

July 21, 2010 by  
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Our dear friends in the Disgraceland Hook Squad – Spliff, Jill, Robbie & Brandon were in a VERY Serious Car Accident this weekend. You may know them from some of our live shows with the NYC Zombie Crawl as well as Blood Manor. The have done so much for the suspension and sideshow communities over the years and now it’s time to give back. We’re going to be helping to coordinate fundraisers ASAP and anything you can donate right now would be amazing.

Click here to donate and for up-to-date info on the crew’s condition.

An advance Nassau Chainsaw track off the new album has been made available on iTunes for only .99 cents and all proceeds will also go to the Disgraceland medical fund, so you can buy the track and make a donation at the same time – CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD “REQUIP” NOW!

If you want to get involved in other ways, like promoting or performing or helping to set up a fundraiser, please email Razor at nassauchainsaw@gmail.com

“On their way from Texas to California, Spliff, Jill, Robby and Brandon were involved in a very serious car accident. Spliff was Driving, Brandon was shotgun, Jill behind Brandon and Robbie behind Spliff. The passenger side back tire blew out, the SUV started swerving and flipped 5 times. Spliff is still currently unconscious and in Critical Condition and has been airlifted to a hospital. Robby has also been airlifted to the same hospital and is also in critical condition. Jill and Brandon are badly bruised and cut up real bad, but both of them are coherent and seem to be ok.”


For a taste of Disgraceland check out the Nassau Chainsaw Disgraceland Demolition Committee’s music video for ‘Behind Enemy Lines’ featuring Spliff and Robbie with the rest of the crew;

Nassau Chainsaw “Behind Enemy Lines” from Backseat Conceptions on Vimeo.

Here are a few pics of Spliff and Jill in action on World Zombie Day at the Knitting Factory in October 2008;

The Latest: June 3rd

June 3, 2010 by  
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The Latest: June 3rd

Thanks to all the undead who attended the May 30th events in Brooklyn! There were so many sick looking ghouls and we had a bloody good time! You can see some photos on Time Out NY, and don’t forget to add your photos to the Facebook group!

So many pictures and video were taken, we’ll have a wrap up very soon…in the meantime we’ve added a number of images to our slideshow from the Facebook group – thanks to Autumn Eget, Jason Tamvakis, Ron ‘Spidey’ Gejon, Jackie Schaefer, Jennifer Barger, Kasia Kowalczyk, Lilly Frances, Michele Witchipoo, Nicole Goldberg, Sam Moon Rafferty, Tree Lanka and more!

Thanks to all of our awesome makeup artists for helping out as well as Bobby Steele and the Undead (who ROCKED the afterparty) The Charleston, Disgraceland Hook Squad, The Raspberry Bros, the Knitting Factory, DJ Jeremy Bastard, Gallery Books, Ryan Brown, Troma, Pabst Blue Ribbon and Halloween Adventure.

If you can’t wait for more zombie action, on June 11th our friends at the Philly Zombie Crawl are having a ZOMBIE BEACH PARTY at the Trocadero in Philly! We’ll be having the Philly premiere of the Play Dead Redband trailer and tons more zombie action, get the DETAILS HERE!

Until we bleed again…
Doug Sakmann
Zombie Ringleader

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 26th

April 26, 2010 by  
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Announcing the winner of the NYC Zombie Crawl Logo Design Contest – Congratulations to Jason Tamvakis of Bronx, NY!  You can scope out the winning logo at the top of the page and on future flyers and promo materials and soon to be tattoo form!

Check out some other honorable mentions here:


From left to right – Criss McKenzie , Kasey G, Samantha Crouchelli

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

Also, check out the ‘Play Dead’  official website for updates, behind the scenes videos, pictures and more!

Also, i’m sure you’ve noticed the 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!

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