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!
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
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!
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!
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!
DJ Update! We will have Michael T and Twig the Wonderkid spinning 80’s nu wave and rock at our Zombie Pizza Dance Party at the Charleston from 7-8pm and at the afterparty we will have DJ Tim No37 spinning his final set ever as a DJ along with DJ Tim T!
The time is drawing nearer and the details are sorted out, get ready to take Williamsburg for a 9th year! Here’s all the info! The NYC Zombie Crawl is back for its 9th annual lurch around Williamsburg on Sunday, May 31st! The zombie shenanigans will culminate at the after party at 8:30pm featuring a Zombie Skateboarding Demo crawl and Zombie Costume Contest with a $200 cash prize at BLACK BEAR BAR (70 N. 6th St, Brooklyn, NY)! We’ll be awarding prizes for Most Original Zombie, Best Special FX, Bloodiest Zombie, Sexiest Zombie and more! So come in your zombie best! The afterparty as always will include 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 $5). Drink specials will be provided all day and night by Pabst Blue Ribbon and Jagermeister! We’ll also have zombies and killers from ‘The Haunt At Rocky Ledge‘ assisting with makeup!!
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 pitstop to be determined! ZOMBIE PIZZA DANCE PARTY UPDATE: at 7pm-8pm, Zombies will make a pitstop at THE CHARLESTON (174 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211) for drink specials from PBR and Jager and FREE PIZZA for every drink!! And Michael T and Twig the Wonderkid will spinning 80’s nu wave and rock!
Then at 8:30pm we’ll reach the Zombie Afterparty at BLACK BEAR BAR (70 N. 6th St) Free entry and Skate Demo in the front room but if you want to see the show in the glorious new back room, $12 for zombies or in advance, $14 for humans! 21+ to enter, with performances including musical guests:
DAVE HILL: Host of WFMU’s ‘The Goddamn Dave Hill Show’ performs with massively metal comedy musical stylings!
UNICORN SMACK: A funky dance music duo, get ready for some good old fashioned, unpretentious, afrocentric booty shakin’ fun. Laughing plus dancing equals Unicorn Smack!
SPARKLEFIGHT: Three hilarious dudes that like to play sleazy, fun punk rock tunes at your expense!
BLKVAMPIRES: The NYC Zombie Crawl welcomes some Vampire friends into the mix rocking some hard alternative gothic soul!
We also have special guest LLOYD KAUFMAN, President of Troma Entertainment and creator of ‘The Toxic Avenger’ appearing to give a sneak preview of the new talk show from TROMA – ‘KABUKIMAN’s COCKTAIL CORNER‘!
DJ Tim No 37 will be mixing metal and classic rock tunes all night in his final DJ set EVER along with DJ Tim T! Other entertainment includes:
-ZOMBIE SKATEBOARDING DEMO: Black Bear Bar has a full skate bowl within the venue and we’ll have some skaters shredding it!
– BURLESQUE at it’s bloody finest with STEPHANIE ANDERS and ZUZU ZOMBI!
– SIDESHOW Performances from the DISGRACELAND FAMILY FREAKSHOW!
– KEVIN AND MATT GEEK OUT ABOUT ZOMBIES will present “The ZOSCARS” (awarding their favorite clips in zombie movies) and also help us host the ZOMBIE COSTUME CONTEST where we will be presenting awards for categories including most original, most bloody, best SPFX and more! Prizes include $200 in cash and more from our sponsors Pabst Blue Ribbon, Halloween Adventure, Troma Entertainment, Backseat Conceptions and others!
More Madness TBA, stay tuned to the website for details!!
It’s year NINE for the NYC Zombie Crawl! The zombies are thawing once again and we’re gearing up for our 9th annual springtime crawl in Brooklyn on Sunday, May 31st! To warm up we have a few zombie events in April as follows:
Tuesday, April 21st – 7pm – Doug Sakmann to speak about the NYC Zombie Crawl at Lincoln Center!
The Film Society at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, 144 West 65th Street, New York, NY
Zombies! Beyond the Screen: Innovative Immersive Projects – FREE Event but you must RSVP here to Attend!
Doug has been asked to be a guest speaker at Storycode, an open source immersive/cross-media maker-focused global organization. StoryCode hosts monthly seminars and events around the world, and this specific NY event is about Zombies off the screen! Doug will talk about the many ways the NYC Zombie Crawl works to engage and encourage audience participation at it’s various events over the last 9 years. Also speaking will be Mallory Wu of ‘Trapped in A Room With A Zombie‘ and Comedy Central’s ‘Broad City’!
More info and RSVP at http://www.storycode.org/
Saturday, April 25th from Noon-3pm – Zombies vs Superheroes at the Tribeca Film Festival
WHERE: Games For Change Arcade / Tribeca Family Festival – Greenwich Street (from Hubert to Chambers Sts)
COST: FREE W/ RSVP www.thegogame.com/zombie-nyc
The NYC Zombie Crawl will be creating zombies for a FREE super-fun, interactive disaster prep workshop! Want to win prizes, the respect of your peers, and the confidence needed to survive an apocalypse? We’ve got a game for that. Run around TriBeCa, dodge the undead, and learn essential survival skills in a high-tech urban adventure. Each player will walk away with supplies for their personal emergency kits plus some ridiculous stories. Designed for players age 2 – 92. Download the Go Games App and play the game from Noon-3pm on Sat, April 25th! Superhero costumes are encouraged, and if you show up in zombie makeup we may even pull you in to join our team!
Greeting Boils and Ghouls!
That’s a wrap on our 8th seasonal NYC Zombie Crawl in Manhattan! With a main crawl every Spring in Brooklyn and every Fall in Manhattan, that brings our grand total up to 16 main events in eight years! Not to mention all the zombie beauty pageants, amusement park nights, baseball games, eating contests, strip clubs, movie premieres, book signings and other fun events we’ve hosted and co-produced over the years. And we’re not done yet!
We still have a few special events in store before the end of the year starting with the 5th annual Night of the Stripping Dead events at the Admiral Theater in Chicago October 29-31st. We’ll be coordinating makeup for the dancers and crew and a few special surprises that you’ll have to attend to see! Check out the videos from the past year’s events in the post below this one!
Special thanks to everyone who crawled with us including the bands Gash, Danse De Sade, Murder One, Girls Girls Girls and The Deafening, as well as our freakshow performers DisGraCeLand Family Freakshow/Hook Squad and our zombie burlesque from Rosalee Sweet and Stephanie Anders! And of course thanks to our sponsors Pabst Blue Ribbon, Jagermeister, Shaw Promotion and Halloween Adventure for giving us the support (and booze) to make it all happen!
Check out the photo wrap ups on VILLAGE VOICE and DRIVEN BY BOREDOM
More photos from John Huntington on Google + in 3 separate sets with Gash, Danse De Sade, Murder One and Disgraceland, The Deafening and Girls Girls Girls!
And here’s the official wrap video from Rollersteady:
At the end of the month of October the Night of the Stripping Dead will return for it’s 5th year to the Admiral Theater in Chicago – October 29-31st!!! For a few days every year, Chicago’s biggest vaudeville theatre turned strip club transforms into a sexy mausoleum filled with zombie strippers and ghouls. The Stripping Dead events showcase the most bizarre and insane in fetish, sideshow and burlesque performers from all over the world. Past events have included the biggest names in the fetish and burlesque world including Masumi Max, Mosh, Rubber Doll, Narcissister, Empress Stah, Maya Sinstress, Red Rum and so much more. The makeup for Stripping Dead is coordinated by Doug Sakmann of the NYC Zombie Crawl every year, with over 30 dancers, performers and staff turning into ghouls and zombies every night of the event. Check out the video wrap ups from each year below, courtesy of RJO Photo and get info on this year’s event at www.strippingdead.com!