Dorney Park Zombie Invasion in Rebel Ink Magazine

February 22, 2012 by  
Filed under PRESS

Check out the cool write up from Jessie Rajs about the 2011 Dorney Park Zombie Invasion organized by the NYC Zombie Crawl with the NJ Zombie Walk and Philly Zombie Crawl! We won the Guinness World Record for most Zombies on a Roller coaster (officially the record is ‘Most Costumed Riders on an Amusement Ride’)! We’re working on details for a 2012 Zombie Invasion now! And don’t forget, the next NYC Zombie Crawl event is on May 27th in Brooklyn, info coming soon!

October 16th Wrap – More October Events!

October 18, 2011 by  
Filed under PAST EVENTS, PRESS

So another successful NYC Zombie Crawl has been completed, we had over 1000 zombies at the peak of the evening! Thanks for all those who crawled and bled with us as well as the Beauty Bar NYC, Continental, Arlene’s Grocery as well Angelo Moore, God’s Green Earth and of course Nassau Chainsaw DisGraCeLand Demolition Committee! We will have photos and video soon, in the meantime you can check out a NSFW gallery over at VillageVoice.com from our pal Nate ‘Igor’ Smith. Remember to upload all your pictures to Facebook and your ZombieBooth pictures to their Facebook page for our contest to win an iPhone 4S! (see below).
Also, check out some more photos from the Halloween 2011 NYC Zombie Crawl here!

Those who attended the event know that our dear friend and brother Spliff, the father of DisGraCeLand passed away the morning of the crawl after a year and 3 months of fighting his way back from a horrible car accident. Spliff has been with the NYC Zombie Crawl from the very beginning and DisGraCeLand has been a part of every event we’ve done. The news devastated everyone but we pulled through and performed for Spliff. All of the raffle proceeds and a portion of the profits and bar tabs will be going towards his funeral fund which is this Saturday. You can donate to the cause and help his family at the paypal link at this website.

Spliff performing at NYC Zombie Crawl May 2008

We still have a zombie filled October with many events in multiple cities! Here is a list with links for more info, with more to come!

Oct 18-21st – Chicago – Rise of the Stripping Dead @ Admiral Theatre – 4 days of Zombie Strippers, Fetish Performers and Strip for Pain! 9pm
Oct 21-23rd – Asbury Park, NJ -  NJ Undead Festival – 3 days of zombie madness! All day!
Oct 27-28th – Chicago – Re-Penetrator and The XXXorcist LIVE – 2 nights of Adult Zombie action! 9pm
Oct 28th – NYC – Zombie Prom NYC @ The Delancey – 8:30p
Oct 29th – The XXXorcist LIVE at SMack NYC Halloween Fetish Ball – Encore performance! Also Thrill the World NYC, part of the international dance to Michael Jackson’s Thriller day  is taking place at 10am and 10pm on Oct 29th!  Go to the site for details and come to the SMack afterparty, which goes till at least 4am!
Oct 31st – NYC Halloween Parade with Jagermeister Zombie Float! 7pm

And don’t think we forgot about the Zombie Beauty Pageant! We’ll be hosting the 4th annual event at the Beauty Bar NYC December 18th so stay tuned!

Also, remember that the all new Blood Manor is in a new location in NYC (163 Varick Street) and DisGraCeLand Hook Squad will be performing every Thurs-Sunday in October and into November!

Finally, want to remind our zombies to download the ZombieBooth App on your smart phones and upload them to the ZombieBooth Facebook Page! You could win an iPhone 4S! There is a free lite version to try it out.
Join the living dead and show off your photos from beyond the grave! Share
our undead 3D zombie photo for the chance to win an iPhone 4S*!

Here’s How:

– “Like the ZombieBooth Facebook App page between October 19th – October 26th
– Post a “Zombified” photo of yourself (or anything else!) to the ZombieBooth App Page Wall
– Tag your “Zombified” photo with at least five (5) of your friends

A winning photo will be selected on October 27th, 2011

*Winner will receive a $200 Apple gift certificate to cover the purchase of
iPhone 4S. Winner is responsible for all monthly costs

May 29th Crawl Wrapup!

May 31, 2011 by  
Filed under NEWS, PRESS

Thanks to all our zombie masses who came out in full effect on Sunday! We had well over 1000 undead mobbing Bedford avenue! Much thanks to all our makeup artists as well as Pabst Blue Ribbon, the Knitting Factory, Public Assembly, Disgraceland Hook Squad, Ghouls Night Out, The Gorgeous Ladies of Bloodwrestling, Jessica Delfino and Zombie Dangerfield!

Check out some photo gallery action from GOTHAMIST, SHAW PROMOTION and DRIVEN BY BOREDOM (NSFW)! You can also see Igor’s photos on the VILLAGE VOICE website from the Crawl and Afterparty (NSFW). You can also check out more photos on TIME OUT NY. We have so many photos and videos to sort through and we’ll have the best ones here soon. In the meantime, you can add and check out photos on Facebook, and check out all the filmmaker entries from the first Punk Rock Holocaust 3 shoot in the playlist below! You can vote on your favorite clips by clicking on the video you like in the playlist and voting “LIKE” on it’s Youtube page. We’ll add up the votes and the best footage will be incorporated into the movie! You can enter your own videos from this event with the tag “NYCPRH2011” on Youtube! You can also get more info on the project at www.punkrockholocaust.com!

You can check out some of the great press we received for the crawl at CBS NY, FANGORIA & TIME OUT NY

Until we bleed again…

Doug Sakmann
Zombie Ringleader

CBS NY Article – Watch Out For Your Brains

May 31, 2011 by  
Filed under PRESS

Watch Out For Your Brains: Zombie Crawl Hits Brooklyn Sunday
By Lawrence Bonk

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — If the lack of horrific beasties on the streets of Brooklyn has been keeping you asleep at night, then you might consider heading to Williamsburg weekend’s Zombie Crawl.

This annual scare-fest, now in its fourth year, turns the streets of Williamsburg into a relentless march of the undead. And the best part? You’ll be the zombies doing the crawling.

The event kicks off at the Knitting Factory Sunday at 6:00 p.m., when a team of trained makeup professionals will turn you and your friends into the zombies of your nightmares. Then you take to the streets to take part in the filming of a forthcoming horror sequel, Punk Rock Holocaust 3.

“Part of Punk Rock Holocaust 3 is getting the fans involved both as victims in the movie as well as filmmakers shooting footage so we’re using the NYC Zombie Crawl as a launch for that,” said Doug Sakmann, director of the film and organizer of the event. “Everyone can shoot footage with their phones, cameras, whatever – and then upload it.”

A slow traipse down Bedford is not all that will go on at this year’s crawl. The newly undead will end up at McCarren Park and then Public Assembly bar, where the organizers have arranged a host of gruesomely fun activities. There will be a lively game of tug-o-war, a Misfits cover band, zombie burlesque dancers and even comedy by the one and only Zombie Dangerfield.

In short, this is the perfect event to tide you over until Halloween.

The Zombie Crawl originated when Sakmann was inspired by the success of a similar event held in Philadelphia.

“Our friends at the Philly Zombie Crawl have been bleeding all over Philly since 2005 and when I saw there was no real zombie organization in NYC, I knew it was my destiny,” he said, noting how his event has grown through the years.

“The first crawl in May 2007, we had about 100 zombies but now we average between 700-1000 zombies per event.”

If you needed any proof that zombies have clawed their way back to mainstream culture – not to worry. There are more movies, television shows and comics than you can shake a bloodthirsty stick at. Even the US Government is getting in on the act.

“The Center for Disease Control just released a new section on their Web site about what to do in the possibility a zombie apocalypse.” Said Sakmann. “Obviously zombies are in the back of the public consciousness.”

Press – Crawl Event May 30th 2010

June 10, 2010 by  
Filed under PRESS

Check out the press, photos and video from the event, if you have something to add please send to doug@backseatconceptions.com

Fangoria – Official Report

Videos on NY Scene.org

Village Voice Photo Gallery

Time Out NY Photo Gallery

Time Out NY – NYC Zombie Crawl in top 5 events of Memorial Day weekend

NY Press Article

Pabst Blue Ribbon Blog

Photo Gallery by Eric Brown

Horrorpunks Website – The Undead play LIVE at NYC Zombie Crawl

Also, add your photos and check out others on the Facebook Group

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