D20 Zombie Burlesque and more holiday hijinks!

November 17, 2011 by  
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Greetings Ghouls!

It’s been a busy zombie season, so much so that we’ve not had time to do a proper wrapup of all the madness from October! I’ll give you a little briefing below to hold you over but first want to let you know that the zombie gatherings will extend into December this year!

The next event we’re sponsoring is the D20 Zombie Burlesque show on Sat, November 26th in NYC! The show is a monthly event of nerdy burlesque (aka Nerdlesque) with a different geeky theme every month and this month it’s zombies! The action take place at the Parkside Lounge (317 East Houston, New York, NY 10002) with a show at 9:30p and 11:30p, it’s 21+ and you can buy tickets here now! NYC Zombie Crawl will be donating some prizes for the raffle.

Then in December we’ll be doing our 5th annual Zombie Beauty Pageant at the Beauty Bar NYC – date and more details coming soon!

Now onto the October madness! Much thanks to our sponsors Pabst Blue Ribbon, Zombie Booth and Halloween Adventure for the support! We began with the 4th annual NYC Zombie Crawl on October 16th. Check out the full NSFW wrapup at DRIVEN BY BOREDOM. Angelo Moore from Fishbone AKA Dr. MaddVibe shot a music video and performed along with our pals Nassau Chainsaw DisGraCeLand Demolition Committee and God’s Green Earth. Unfortunately the same night we found out our dear friend Spliff, founder of DisGraCeLand had passed away so the night was in honor of him. We raised some money for his funeral, thanks to everyone who donated and participated.

After that we headed to Chicago for the Rise of the Stripping Dead event where the NYC Zombie Crawl provided makeup for all of the performers for 4 nights in a row as well as performed a Zombie Fetish Sideshow edition of Strip for Pain. Our friends Miss Crash and Masuimi Max did some epic performances along with new friends Mosh and Narcissister and we bled all over Chicago. The shows went so well we’ll be taking it on the road next year so NYC watch out!!

The following week in Chicago we presented The XXXorcist and Re-Penetrator LIVE shows with Joanna Angel, Tommy Pistol and Pheonix Askani, where we continued to bleed and vomit all over Chicago for a 2nd week.

Then we went back to NYC and did it again at the SMack Halloween Fetish Ball.

And finally Halloween arrived and we finished off the month with Jagermeister, doing zombie makeup for their float in the NYC Halloween Parade.

Of course, we could not have done all of this alone. Thanks so much to all the makeup artists who helped out at the NYC Zombie Crawl and in Chicago including Steve Saturn, Jessica Laskaris, Chrisine Conley, Zee Gustafson and countless others…mad props to Zac Amico and Michelle Crouchelli for helping pull together the XXXorcist set in NY…my cloaked partners in crime Nick Danger and Zafer Ulkucu and the lovely Goddess Shea for helping out the whole month through! And to everyone who supported our madness – Michael Stewart and the Beauty Bar, Arlene’s Grocery and the Contentinal, Tim ‘Gravy’ Brown and the Admiral Theater, Sidney Scarlett, Xris Smack, the Jagermeister folks, Pabst Blue Ribbon, ZombieBooth and all of the Burning Angel crew! And finally my DisGraCeLand Family – it was a tough month but Spliff would be proud. Also want to send love out to another member of DisGraCeland who passed away recently, the ever lovin Peter Tabaco (pictured below on the right). RIP Brother.

Until we bleed again, remember Blood is law!
– Doug Sakmann, Zombie Ringleader

Here is a video clip of just a portion of the zombies at the NYC Zombie Crawl on Oct 16th – thanks to Zombies Worldwide

Also check out a performance from God’s Green Earth from the October 16th event!

Next Crawl – October 16th – Manhattan!!

September 17, 2011 by  
Filed under NEWS, PAST EVENTS

Greetings Boils and Ghouls!

We’re gearing up for the main crawl event this SUNDAY October 16th! Pabst Blue Ribbon will be hosting an open PBR bar at the afterparty and a photo booth starting at 8:30pm and we have a new sponsor with an awesome product we’ll be promoting – ZOMBIEBOOTH! It’s an awesome mobile app that turns anyone into a 3D Zombie! We have a funny powerpoint presentation about the Walking Dead and we’ll also be doing the late night HOT ZOMBIE CONTEST again!

A portion of the proceeds from the event will go to help our brother Spliff, the father of DisGraCeLand Hook Squad – you can also donate here!


Download the ZombieBooth App as we will be doing some afterparty ticket giveaways to the first 10 people to post pics at the event on the ZOMBIEBOOTH Facebook Page!

It’s all going to kick off at the Beauty Bar NYC by Union Square (231 E 14th St in Manhattan btwn 2nd and 3rd Ave). from 4pm-6pm with the zombie meet up and makeup. Our zombie makeup technicians will be charging a small fee to create zombies or you can bring out your dead! It’s 21 to drink zombie drink specials or enter the bar, but all ages are welcome to join us for the crawl event at 6pm!

At 6pm the madness begins as we crawl through the East Village. This year we’re honored to have Angelo Moore aka Dr. MaddVibe (also frontman of the legendary Fishbone) as a part of the event! We will be shooting the crawl as part of a new Dr. MaddVibe music video and Dr. MaddVibe will also be performing at the official after party!

After shooting for the music video and on the way to the final stop, around 7:30pm we’ll take a break at the Continental NYC (25 Third Avenue between St. Marks Place & 9th St.,New York, NY 10003), $2 Pabst Blue Ribbon 16oz cans and home of the “$10 for 5 shots of anything” special, need I say more!

The location for the official after-party is ARLENE”S GROCERY (95 Stanton St, New York, NY 10002) and will start at 8:30pm. It’s 21 + and tickets are $10 if you are a zombie, $12 for civilians. FREE Pabst Blue Ribbon from 8:30pm-9:00pm!
Performers include;
Angelo Moore aka Dr. MaddVibe
Nassau Chainsaw Disgraceland Demolition Committee
God’s Green Earth
DJ Fangbat
Zombie Comedy, Sideshow and Burlesque – more surprises to come!
Late Night HOT ZOMBIE CONTEST with prizes from The Walking Dead and more!
We’ll be premiering clips from Punk Rock Holocaust 3 (starring Angelo Moore) as well as Cross Bearer and The Cemetery!
We’ll also be doing a sneak preview of PUNK ROCK HOLOCAUST 3 and showing a trailer for season 2 of THE WALKING DEAD!
In honor of Walking Dead Season 2 we’ll have a very funny powerpoint presentation;

Prof. Johnny von McNulty is the world expert, and he will be giving a lecture sampled from one of his Great Series of Lectures. This time the subject is The Walking Dead.  You can see his alter-ego Johnny McNulty many places including http://www.boners101.com and Harold Night at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York.  He also contributes writing to SNL and the Onion.

Sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon and Shaw Promotion!

Check out the write up on FoxNews.com about crawls all over the US, the NYC Zombie Crawl is top of the list!
Also check out more info on Fangoria.com and CityUnlisted!

Also, if you’re in the mood for horror movies, check out this short horror flick we entered into the ABC’s of Death contest! It’s NSFW and sick! Please vote to help us win a spot amongst the 26 short movies! Click here to watch!


Angelo Moore with the demonic Executioner from ‘Punk Rock Holocaust 3’


Murder can happen on the Vans Warped Tour!
PS: We will also be announcing the winners of the Punk Rock Holocaust filmmaker contest at the next event!!
PPS: Our friends at the NJ Zombie Walk has their crawl and Undead Festival on October 21-23rd! Both NJ and the Philly Zombie Crawl are part of our new zombie alliance NEW WORLD ZOMBIE – more info on this soon!!

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