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DOOMSDATE: Kickstarter for Chicago-based RomZomCom Web Series!

Doomsdate: The Webseries. Boy meets girl. Boy likes girl. Boy and girl fight zombies.

Doomsdate is a six episode webseries about the beginning of a relationship at the end of the world. It was created by Chicago’s own Carisa Barreca, Kevin Sciretta and Jeff Hadick.

Doomsdate is the classic story of boy meets girl, boy likes girl, boy and girl kill zombies while fighting about who is supposed to be doing the dishes. Our couple, Kevin and Carisa, face the everyday trials of being in a relationship with the added challenges of roaming hoards of the undead. Think “romantic comedy with zombies.” A RomComZom, if you will. For full details and to contribute:

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Nights of the Stripping Dead 2014

The World Famous Admiral Theatre Celebrates its Sixth Year of “Night of the Stripping Dead”

The World Famous Admiral Theatre known for its gorgeous, totally nude women and outlandish acts and events, Celebrates its Sixth Year of “Night of the Stripping Dead” Halloween Spectacular, at 3940 West Lawrence Ave, Chicago, Illinois. What started as a small one-night event has exploded into a Hollywood-type seductive, scary-sexy show, with the world’s best talent in fetish and fringe horror show entertainment. Wicked Wednesday will include Witches, Zombies and Mummies. Terrifying Thursday will host more Zombies and offer $1000 for the best Sexy Zombie Stripper. Freakshow Friday will no doubt be the most Thrilling of all with Freaky Features and Ghoulish surprises!  This year’s performances will span three nights starting on the 29th and will continue until 6:00 am on November 1st.

Must be 18 years of age to enter the Admiral Theatre. Visit for additional info & tickets!

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Night of the Living Dead at Three Brothers Theatre

Three Brothers Theatre brings a Haunting Production of a Classic Horror Flick to stage in time for Halloween

Waukegan, IL, 10/03/2014 — Three Brothers is celebrating the Halloween season with a stage adaptation of Night of the Living Dead, opening October 17th and playing through November 1st at 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays. George Romero’s classic movie Night of the Living Dead follows the story of Barbra and Ben.  Escapees of a strange phenomenon taking place in the countryside of Pennsylvania, they stumble across an old farmhouse where they find refuge.  They board up the windows and doors only to find that they are not alone.  A family with a very sick child is down in the cellar.

Three Brothers Theatre is producing Night of the Living Dead as part of their stage to screen series.  Every play in this series has been a movie adapted for the stage.  Executive Director, Josh Beadle explains why Three Brothers chose this particular horror film, ‘We’re thrilled to bring Night of the Living Dead to our stage.  I’m a huge zombie fan and to bring the first zombie movie ever made to the stage is a real treat for us and our audience.’  Among the treats onstage will be a handful of local actors including Brad Paschall, Christopher Johnson, Darreyl Atkins, Caroline Beadle and David Motley.

Plays about zombies have become a consistent theme for Three Brothers during the Halloween season.  Artistic Director, Caroline Beadle talks about the choice that Three Brothers as made to consistently present something in this theme, ‘we like to present something sort of like holiday fare for our audience.  Many theatres present A Christmas Carol or other holiday shows in the winter.  We’d like to be known for presenting Halloween themed productions.  Waukegan has an annual Zombie Walk and this is also a way for us to connect with the community on a larger scale as well.  Plus it is a whole lot of fun!’

Night of the Living Dead will run October 17th- November 1st at Three Brothers Theatre, 115 Genesee Street in Waukegan.  Friday and Saturday nights at 8pm.  Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors.  Please call 319-621-0024 to reserve tickets or purchase at the box office.  Visit Three Brothers Theatre online at

For additional information and tickets contact: Caroline Beadle, Artistic Director, Three Brothers Theatre, 847-406-0089,

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3rd Annual Zombies vs. Vampires Halloween Pub Crawl

10/25/2014 2:00 pmto10/26/2014 1:59 pm

The Zombies vs. Vampires Pub Crawl (ZvV) is back with record breaking ticket sales. and Halloween Hallway are promising ZvV to be the hottest ticket for spine-chilling fun this Halloween season.  On Saturday, October 25th, starting at noon, Halloween Hallway will register thousands of Zombies and Vampires.

The ZvV Pub Crawl registration will be held at Halloween Hallway’s Wicker Park location at 1275 N. Milwaukee Ave.  At registration ZvV attendees will receive a survival kit which includes: A map, a t-shirt designed by Fireball Whiskey, a wrist band for entry and discounted drinks at the participating pub crawl bars, and entry to the epic after “Death” party. and Halloween Hallway will unleash the ravenous Zombies and Vampires to hunt their prey into the Wicker Park neighborhood at 2 PM.  The event will be photographed by renowned New York photographer Brandon Tobin.  During the ZvV pub crawl participants will collect a playing card at each bar in an effort to produce the best poker hand. The three best poker hands and best overall costume will win prizes like Bears tickets, brew tour tickets, Bulls tickets, etc.

To purchase tickets go to

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5th Annual Roosevelt Road Zombie Walk and Pub Crawl

10/25/2014 4:30 pmto10/26/2014 11:59 pm

Prepare yourself for the 5th Annual Roosevelt Road Zombie Walk and Pub Crawl on Saturday, October 25 starting at 6:45 pm. The event will feature zombie make-up, a pub crawl, food and an after-party at FitzGerald’s designed to rival even your fondest memories of Thriller. Participation in the event is $20 pre-pay or $25 at the door. Tickets include admission, exclusive drink specials for the zombified, make-up and food provided at the after-party. The first 100 to purchase tickets will receive a FREE special edition commemorative t-shirt!

The Zombie Walk is founded on the participation of Halloween-lovers willing to take their zombie motif to the limit. To help with this endeavor, Horrorbles sponsors make-up and costume staging from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at venues to be announced on Roosevelt Road. Once properly attired, zombies will be led on a pub-crawl that will overtake local bars along the road. FitzGerald’s will host the catered after party with un-deadly fun. In the true spirit of the un-dead, zombies will proceed between venues in silence. Once the crawl is over, zombies can resume their search for brains at their favorite Berwyn haunts until the late hours of the evening!

This event is brought to you by the Roosevelt Road Special Events Commission of the BDC.

5th Annual Roosevelt Road Zombie Walk and Pub Crawl

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Mount Prospect 3rd Annual Save the Brains Zombie Charity Crawl

5:00 pm

Mount Prospect, IL (September 27, 2014) registration for the 3rd annual Mount Prospect Jaycees Save the Brains Zombie Charity Crawl is now underway. Bring your ghoulish style, your blood and your inner zombie and secure a spot to help fight against Cerebral Palsy. Due to tremendous popularity of this event in the past, all zombies are urged to pre-register for this event. A donation of $30 is all that is needed to enjoy in this great event. Registration can be done through Preregister for a $5 discount. Participants who preregister by 9/10/14 will receive a t-shirt. Schedule and details at

“We are preparing for an incredible turn out for a great cause and encourage all registrants to sign up now and guarantee there t-shirt and zombie spot for the event.” – Zombie Crawl chairman Nicholas Calaranan. This crawl is open to all responsible adults that enjoy networking, laughing, meeting new people, zombies, and helping a great cause. Participants are encouraged to attend promptly at Bar Louie where the crawl will commence 5:00 pm check in. There will be drink and food specials available at all the zombie stops which include Bar Louie, E & O, Blackfinn, and Buffalo Wild Wings. There will be various minute-to-win-it games at each stop. Raffles with prizes to good enough to raise the undead tickets will be on sale for $2 each or $10/6.

Start time for this event is scheduled for September 27th at 5:30 pm at Bar Louie 200 E. Rand Rd. Bring your zombie attire ready to rock!!! We will have volunteer makeup artists on site to make sure your zombified!!

The Mount Prospect Jaycees expanding charity effort is expected to draw crowds of participants from though out the community running for a cause bigger than themselves. The Mount Prospect Jaycees in recent past have supported the charitable efforts of Camp New Hope, Heifer International, Nothing But Nets, Les Turner ALS Foundation, Make-a- Wish, and Neurofibromatosis (NF) Midwest. Within the local community they have given contributions to CEDA of Northwest, as well as scholarships to local high school students towards college. “We are very grateful for the support we receive from the Mt. Prospect Community including the Mt. Prospect Jaycees. The Jaycees food drive clearly shows how community support can be vital in helping struggling families when they need it the most.”, said CEDA Northwest CEO, Ron Jordan, when asked in regards to a local food drive the Mount Prospect Jaycees organized to support the CEDA Food Pantry.

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Michael Rooker stars in Carbondale-created THE DRIVING DEAD



New Web Series Slated for August 25 Launch

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (August 22, 2014) – “The Driving Dead,” a new Web series starring actor Michael Rooker, announces it will debut with an extended-length pilot episode on August 25, 2014. Rooker fans will be able to view the pilot and subsequent installments online, exclusively at

The Driving Dead follows the survival stories of a group of road travelers as they face harrowing encounters in a post-apocalyptic world. Rooker, renowned for his roles in Marvel’s latest, “Guardians of the Galaxy,”and AMC’s, “The Walking Dead”has signed on to appear in the first four episodes.

“When I heard about The Driving Dead, I thought that the concept was really cool,” said Rooker. “In this series, we are able to share some really important messages in a way that is unlike anything that has been done before.”

Part of a new campaign spearheaded by the Illinois Department of Transportation, The Driving Dead series was created by Arthur Agency out of Carbondale, Ill. Leading up to the August 25launch, fans can connect with The Driving Dead on FacebookTwitter and Instagram for up-to-date news and a behind-the-scenes look at the series.

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The Zombie Mud Run in Byron, IL


If you live near Chicago, you won’t want to miss this race! Byron’s Motocross is 165 acres of pure mud! The course will have manmade and (amazing) natural obstacles as well as, of course, ZOMBIES! Sponsored in part by

WHEN: July 26, 2014, starting at 7:00 am.
Wave times are every ½ hour from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Please arrive at least two hours prior to your start time.

WHERE: 2525 East Ash Road, Byron, IL 61010

For full details and information, visit!

The Zombie Mud Run

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Aurora Sportsmen’s Club Zombie Shoot 2014

9:00 amto5:00 pm

The Zombie Shoot at Aurora Sportsmen’s Club will be held on Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 9:00 AM through 5:00 PM at the Aurora Sportsmen’s Club (ASC) Rifle/Pistol complex located at 7641 Rueff Rd, Waterman IL 60556.

Registration is Open! Are you ready for the Zombie Apocalypse? Bring the whole family and have some fun; fine-tune your shooting skills and send the undead to oblivion. More than eleven stages will feature Zombie-themed activities. This year we will be partnering with the Bullpup Shoot. Don’t miss out on early bird registration specials. On-site registration will be available also.  Food concessions, vendors and demonstrations. Spectators welcome.

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7th Annual pH Productions Chicago Zombie Pub Crawl

2:00 pm

The 7th Annual pH Productions Chicago Zombie Pub Crawl is taking place May 10, 2014, 2:00 pm – ??

The event will take place on Saturday May 10, 2014 in the Andersonville neighborhood again. The bars are between Argyle and Bryn Mawr on Clark Street and include: The Sofo Tap, Konak, Simon’s Tavern, Farraguts, @mosphere, Hamburger Mary’s Attic, Hamburger Mary’s Rec Room, The Brixton and The Call.

1PM-2PM: VIZ Party sponsored by Ranallis of Andersonville. Limited to the first 40 zombies. For $40 you get all the perks of the Crawl, plus free pizza for the entire hour, early beer and wine specials, early registration which guarantees you are the first on the Crawl AT 2PM, and early access to Chicago Costume’s makeup stations. Just choose the VIZ Option when you purchase your tickets.

2PM-5PM: Registration at pH Comedy Theater, 1515 W. Berwyn Ave. (please bring photo ID and the credit card you registered with) – if you don’t have these two things we can NOT register you for the crawl. Sorry it’s the Zombie Law.

2PM-8ish: Zombie Pub Crawl!

Visit for more information and to register!

7th Annual Chicago Zombie Pub Crawl

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