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November 14, 2009
Horror Society Presents The Zombie Outbreak Film Festival
Oh yes, it’s time once again for the most brutal, blood-drenched, underground independent horror you can find on the big screen.
Horror Society is proud to announce the Call For Entries for Zombie Outbreak with special guest Lloyd Kaufman and a Chicago Premiere Screening of POULTRYGEIST in glorious 35mm. 8 glorious hours of nothing but Zombie Films.
More information at the website: http://www.horrorsociety.com/festivals
NIGHT OF THE DRINKING DEAD
Zombie Army Productions and Q101 will be invading 3 different bars throughout the Halloween Season to eat, drink and be scary at NIGHT OF THE DRINKING DEAD! Each event will feature FREE zombie makeovers, a zombie costume contest (with prizes including free tickets to The Fear Haunted House at Navy Pier and Statesville Haunted Prison), zombie drink specials and tunes by Q101′s TIm Virgin. Come out and party like a zombie at:
NEO CHICAGO on September 30
- 11:00 pm – 4:00 am
- 2350 N Clark
UNDERGROUND LOUNGE on October 7
- 10:00 pm – 1:00 am
- 952 W Newport
EXCALIBUR on October 21
- 11:00 pm – 4:00 am
- 640 N Dearborn
ZOMBIES ATTACK CHICAGO
Nothing Without a Company presents
ZOMBIES ATTACK CHICAGO
The Spot, 4437 North Broadway Avenue, Chicago, IL
South of the Wilson Redline
Opens Friday, October 2nd, 2009.
- Runs every Friday through October 30th, 2009.
- Door 7:00pm / Showtime 7:30
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Tell them “Bud sent me” and get 2 tickets for the price of one!
Zombies Attack Chicago is a live interactive event incorporating mixed media, make-up, special effects, and stage violence. Based on the film genre, this production of Nothing Without a Company propels the audience into a zombie movie. Through a series of “Choose Your Own Adventure” incidents, the audience must decide how to weather the onslaught of the undead.
October 14, 2009
NIGHT OF THE STRIPPING DEAD
The Admiral Theatre, Statesville Haunted Prison, Q101 and ChicagoZombie.com present NIGHT OF THE STRIPPING DEAD on Wednesday, October 14, at the World Famous Admiral Theatre – a night of naughty naked zombie fun! The evening’s festivities will feature:
- Zombie Burlesque Performance by Miss Maya Sinstress
- A Zombie Pinups Beauty Pageant*
- The Undead Entertainers of the Admiral Theatre. That’s right. ZOMBIE STRIPPERS!
- Free On-site Zombie Makeovers
- Ticket giveaways for Statesville Haunted Prison, one of Chicago’s top-rated haunted houses
This event is strictly 18+. Doors at 7:00 pm, show starts at 9:00 pm. $15.00 in advance, $20.00 at the door. The Admiral Theatre is located at 3940 W Lawrence Avenue in Chicago.
*The Zombie Pinups Beauty Pageant DOES NOT REQUIRE YOU TO GET NEKKID. Zombie Pinups tease; they don’t show. For more information about what makes a good Zombie Pinup, visit http://www.zombiepinups.com
October 1, 2009
CHICAGO ZOMBIELAND ZOMBIE MARCH & SCREENING
ATTENTION CHICAGO ZOMBIES!! Join your fellow Chicago undead for a FREE advanced screening of Columbia Pictures’ ZOMBIELAND (Rated R) and a ZOMBIE WALK on Thursday, October 1, starting at 7:30pm by the fountain in front of Navy Pier. The walk will begin at 8pm and ends at the AMC River East on Illinois Avenue. Admission is FREE but you must dress like a Zombie! There will also be prizes for best dressed Zombies courtesy of Zombie Army Productions.
There’s also a Facebook Event Page for this March: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=135356137654
October 3, 2009
BRING THE FEAR TO NAVY PIER ZOMBIE MARCH
CALLING ALL CHICAGO ZOMBIES! Join us in inaugurating the 2009 Halloween and haunted house season as we BRING THE FEAR to Navy Pier!
On Saturday, October 3, zombies are invited to gather at the fountain in front of Navy Pier at 4:30 pm. We’ll shamble our way through the inside of the Pier and back down the outer deck and directly into The Fear Haunted House.
ALL ZOMBIES GET IN FREE!
That’s right! Anybody who shows up AS A ZOMBIE at The Fear Haunted House at Navy Pier between 6:00 pm and closing on October 3rd GETS IN FREE!
AUGUST 15, 2009
PLAGUE DAY AT THE FAIRE
BRAVE KNIGHTS, FAIR MAIDENS, BAWDY WENCHES AND HUNGRY CORPSES!
Chicago’s favorite zombie Kitty invites you to travel back to Ye Good Olde Days at the Bristol Renaissance Faire for PLAGUE DAY this August 15th. What is Plague Day? ZOMBIES AT THE FAIRE! Bristol has opened its oaken gates to Chicago/Milwaukee’s zombie citizens, offering a VERY special zombies-only discount, and sectioning off the Cotwolds Commons area exclusively for the undead! There’ll be prizes, contests, raffles, activities and more! Also known as The Glade, the Commons will be appropriately decorated with a medieval (med-evil?) zombie theme to give it that freshly-dug-grave feeling. So come out to the Faire, grab a pint, eat a wench and enjoy the simple undead pleasures of a bygone age!
Although it should go without saying, we want to see period costume zombies – no Armani Zombies!
For full details, tickets and information, go to http://www.plagueday.com!
See photos of this event at http://www.flickr.com/photos/darkchicago/sets/72157621961713269/.
June 20, 2009
HORROR SOCIETY’S ZOMBIE DISCO!
Celebrate the Horror Society’s One Year Anniversary at Viaduct Theater on June 20th with their first annual Zombie Disco!
DJ Joe Wallace will spin your favorite retro disco beats mixed with horror classic tunes all night in tandem with screenings of classic zombie movies.
Come dressed as a zombie or get zombified on the premises and win the Best Zombie Contest!
Other games and events include Zombie Twister, Shoot’em In The Head, booze, trivia, games, vendors, raffle & more!
3111 N Western Ave
(Belmont and Western, under the bridge on Western)
Tickets only $10 at the door or online
JUNE 13, 2009
Second Annual Chicago Zombie March
You’ve been waiting a whole year to dress up like a zombie and hit up the city… so let’s do it again!
You know the deal… meet up at the field at Millennium Park at 2:00 pm on June 13th in your best zombie get-ups.
Remember: Haunted House Rules apply! No touching strangers, don’t make a mess, mind your own business. Just use your common sense — every zombie-style event this city’s seen has gone well, and the police have noticed — let’s keep up the good rapport!
Brendan Riley has photos posted at http://www.flickr.com/photos/digitalsextant/sets/72157619622967275/
Haunted Illinois has posted a bunch of Chicago Zombie March photos at http://www.hauntedillinois.com/2009chicagozombiemarch.php
Cheryl Lemanski has photos posted at http://www.flickr.com/photos/meryddian/sets/72157619823988210/
Eric Ingram has photos posted at http://www.flickr.com/photos/ericingrum/sets/72157619659777701/
Michael Wells has photos and an article posted on the Horror Society site at http://www.horrorsociety.com/2009/06/16/chicago-zombie-march-2009/
Sophia Star has photos posted at http://s40.photobucket.com/albums/e208/sophia__star/2009%20Chicago%20Zombie%20Walk/
Stanky has photos at http://www.flickr.com/photos/darkchicago/sets/72157622086240912/
MAY 24, 2009
On Sunday, May 24, get ready to party like it’s 1959 at RETRO ZOMBIE TIKI TERROR!, a night of zombie fun set in the tiki wonderland that is The Tiki Terrace in Des Plaines, IL. RETRO ZOMBIE TIKI TERROR! will feature a Polynesian floor show, Zombie Pinups Beauty Pageant, Zombie Costume Contest, raffles, prizes, zombie movies, tiki tunes and, of course, delicious tiki drinks!
Tentative itinerary (subject to change):
- 6:00 – 10:00 : All ages welcome!
- 6:00 – 8:00 : Socialize, eat, drink and be scary!
- 8:00 – 9:00 : Live Polynesian Floor Show
- 9:00 – 10:00 : Booze & Shmooze
- 10:00 : Kids, go home – 18+ after 10:00
- 10:00 : Zombie Costume ContestGuys & Dolls, come dressed in your zombie finest and compete to win fabulous prizes!
- 11:00 : Zombie Pinups Beauty Pageant Ladies, put on your sexiest classic pinup outfit and your most gruesome zombie make up, and compete to win awesome prizes! Judging will be based on quality of make up / effects and costume. All contestants will be photographed for a special gallery at ZombiePinups.com; to get an idea of what we’re looking for, visit the gallery at ZombiePinups.com, and start planning your character NOW!
Enjoy fine food, tiki drinks, classic music, zombie movies and other Chicago zombie dudes & dames in between events! Every ticketholder gets a raffle ticket, so you never know when you’ll win something spectacular.
Tickets are $15.00 in advance, $20.00 at the door. Ticket does NOT include food or drinks. The Tiki Terrace has a full menu of Polynesian-themed food.
RETRO ZOMBIE TIKI TERROR! will take place from 6:00 pm to 2:00 am on Sunday, May 24, at the Tiki Terrace, 1591 Lee St., Des Plaines, IL 60018, approximately 4 minutes north of O’Hare International Airport. Tiki Terrace is located at the NE Corner of Lee/Manheim and Oakton.
RETRO ZOMBIE TIKI TERROR! is presented and hosted by Kitty Zombie, ChicagoZombie.com, ZombiePinups.com and Zombie Army Productions.
- The Tiki Terrace : http://www.thetikiterrace.com
- Kitty Zombie : http://www.kittyzombie.com
- ChicagoZombie.com : http://www.chicagozombie.com
- ZombiePinups.com : http://www.zombiepinups.com
- Zombie Army Productions : http://www.zombiearmyproductions.com
See photos of this event HERE.
APRIL 25, 2009
On April 25, 2009, there will be not one, but TWO major zombie-themed events in Chicago!
From 3:00 – 8:00 pm Andersonville will play host to the Second Annual Chicago Zombie Pub Crawl! After the massive success of last year’s first CZPC, pH Productions is bringing it back from the dead for another go. Simon’s, Charlie’s Ale House and Hamburger Mary’s have all signed on to participate, with further details pending!
Full information and details can be found at http://www.chicagozombiepubcrawl.com
Then, from 8:00 pm – 2:00 am, the zombie revelry moves south to The Orphanage for the First Annual Zombie Army Prom! The Prom will be a fund-raiser for the next Zombie Army Productions feature film, and will feature music, dancing, beer & wine, fingers (er, finger foods), King & Queen Zombie Costume Contest, Zombie Dance-Off, the Zombie Army Wheel of Pain and more!
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Formal attire is not required; however, you HAVE to be zombified! Those still living upon their arrival can get zombified at the door by the Zombie Army’s talented makeup artists for a $10 donation!
The Orphanage is located at 643 W 31st St. in Chicago.
See photos of this event HERE.
But wait! There’s more! Weird Chicago is having its 3 Rings of Horror Zombie Pub Crawl from 9:00 pm – 2:00 am!
THE 3 RINGS OF HORROR:
Ring 1: Music, Mayhem and Zombies at The Cobra Lounge / 235 N. Ashland
Misfits cover band, Zombie themed dinner special, $2 PBR, Zombie makeup babes, Zombie Movies playing all night — This is the starting point, everyone has to go here first to get ID taken and get wristband for all 3 bars.
Ring 2: Zombie Massacre Brainfest at The Exit / 1315 W. North Ave
Vendors, Midnight Zombie pinup contest, Zombie movies playing all night, DJ Mickey Massacre spinning Psychobilly and Horror Punk, $2 PBR
Ring 3: Monster Mash Zombie Dance Party at The Liar’s Club / 1665 W. Fullerton Ave
$2 PBR, Zombie Thriller line dancing, Zombie Movies playing all night, special guest band!
If you are a zombie fan, horror movie buff, or just like stuff that’s downright Weird, you are not going to want to miss out on this amazing event! Only a Limited Number of Reservations will be accepted for this event, so don’t wait too long to get your name added to the VIP guest list for the night! Go to http://www.weirdchicago.com to make a reservation!
Zombies on Ice!
At least 187 zombies turned out at the McCormick Tribune Plaza & Ice Rink Millennium Park on Sunday, December 14, 2008 to join Kitty Zombie for the first ever Chicago Zombies On Ice.
The skating zombies were met by a surprising amount of press coverage (read the Chicago Sun-Times Article), with articles that ran in the local newspapers, radio and TV, not to mention tons of photos and video for the internet.
Everybody had a great time and, more importantly, all the zombies behaved themselves, creating further goodwill in Chicago for zombie flash mobs (unlike those unruly drunk Santas that hit the ice rink the night before!)
Below are photos and videos from Zombies On Ice.
- Sean Ware has some really great photos on Flickr.
- HauntedIllinois.com came and took these photos.
- More photos on Flickr.
- See more videos on YouTube and photos on Flickr.
Photos by Jess Valandingham, Eric Standish, Eric Hoftiezer, Sam Daley and “Stanky”, aka Zombie Santa Claus can be seen HERE.
Chicago Zombie March 2008
The first Zombie March Chicago took place at 2:00 pm on Saturday, June 21, 2008.
Hundreds of zombies descended on Millennium Park, much to the delight of thousands of tourists. Below are photos and videos from that day.
See photos by Chad Savage, Matt Hucke of www.graveyards.com and Joe Michael Reyes of Actionbooth.com at http://www.flickr.com/photos/darkchicago/sets/72157621961871211/
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