Category Archives: Zombies
For the last three years during the month of April, Philadelphia comes alive for ten days with science fun for the whole family. The Philadelphia Science Festival incorporates the scientific community to involve the general public with lectures, debates, hands on activities and special exhibitions.
One of these special science activities was held at the Laurel Hill Cemetery with the presentation of “The Morgue the Merrier.” With the many programs offered by Laurel Hill, you no longer have to be dead to join in on the fun. What kind of find? Find out more after the jump.
George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead has been resurrected as a new stage production, Night of the Living Dead Live, that just opened in Toronto.
The first thing you need to know about it is that the staging concept is brilliant: it’s entirely done in black and white. The sets, the costumes, the makeup, the blood… Talk about surreal! You’re sitting in a stage theater but it almost feels like you’re watching an old movie somehow. The creators wanted it to feel just like the original 1968 film. It’s worth seeing just for the novelty of the black and white vision brought to life.
The second thing you need to know about it is that George A. Romero himself wholeheartedly endorses the production. In fact, he will be in attendance at the show on Friday, May 3rd and Saturday, May 4th and participating in a Q&A session after the 7pm performances. When the legendary genius behind the original movie gets behind the stage adaptation, you know it has to be quality.
The team that is involved in bringing this project to life are no schleps. This ain’t your everyday indy or fringe play. It’s 100% talent. Co-written and directed by one of the writers (and director) of Evil Dead the Musical (Christopher Bond), this could be the next big thing for the undead on stage. The actors are top-notch talent with impeccable performances (they nail every nuance of their characters from the film), and clearly the artistic team deserve huge kudos for their achievement in grey scale. There’s even a “moan zone” where fans from the Toronto Zombie Walk have been enlisted to hang out as sort-of “extras” in the show.
Running until May 19th, Night of the Living Dead Live is something fresh and new for Toronto theater. Act one is authentically the movie put on stage and act two is full of surprises. It’s not so campy as to necessarily alienate the horror fans, but you’d have to be a corpse yourself not to find it hilarious at times.
If you’re a zombie fan, a George A. Romero fan, a Night of the Living Dead fan, or just looking for something really different and fun to do, you should definitely check it out. Book your tickets now here.
In an earlier article, I interviewed Carrie Snyder about this upcoming event, but on Sunday, April 7th at 6:00 AM, Philadelphia, known for its top class museums, the Mummers Parade, cheesesteaks, and the Liberty Bell, was attacked by zombies. Yes, it was the premier launch of Zombie Run – Philadelphia, and zombies from every nook and cranny arrived at the park, and they came hungry for tasty brains. Professor Levitsky’s experiment with the bio-chemical compound 894 had a minor glitch. How minor, you dare ask? Let’s just say that out of the thousands of runners scheduled to escape the hungry hoard, few made it to safety. Find out more after the jump. Read the rest of this entry
I’m pretty sure that Biff Bam Pop’s followers have figured out how much I love zombies, right? Well, this year, on April 7th, Philadelphia will be invaded by Zombies! Yep, the apocalypse is scheduled to take place right smack in my hometown and those pesky little zombies will be arriving hungry for brains. Will I be there fighting the famished horde, you ask? After all, I’m a member of the Zombie Squad, and I have my own katana, but sorry, my little zombie snacks, I can’t run and chew gum at the same time, so my grandsons, Josh (age 16) and Nathan (age 10) and I will be playing the part of zombies instead, yeah!
This big event is taking place in South Philadelphia, site of the FDR Park. I had the wonderful opportunity to interview Director Carrie Snyder, one of the people responsible for promoting and pulling together The Zombie Run. So let’s find out a little bit about the upcoming apocalypse, right after the jump. Read the rest of this entry
I can’t believe it’s the end of season 3. Episode 15 was a true nail biter, and I’m not talking about the Governor’s favorite finger food. Bad pun, I know, but if you watched last week’s show, then you’ll get it. Michonne’s life was in Merle’s hands. Glenn proposed to Maggie and the zombies are invited to the wedding. Rick gives the power back to Team Prison. What’s on the ballot? Stay, or run like hell. In the end Merle turns out to be a good guy, but we all know what that means; no good deed goes unpunished. The Governor is ready to attack, and Andrea is still a prisoner. What else could go wrong? Find out after the jump. Read the rest of this entry
Holy Brains on a Cracker! Last week’s episode, Prey was an hour of nonstop twists and turns, and no I wasn’t dancing, although, the Governor was providing some of his own eerie music. The people of Woodbury might be safer hanging out with the zombies because the Governor is losing it big time. He’s bent on revenge, and he’ll take down anyone who stands in his way. His goal is to torture Michonne and wipe out Team Prison. No one is safe, Tyreese and his group, even Milton; they could all wind up like Andrea. And what about Andrea, you ask? Let’s just say, that when the Governor whistles, run! Meet me after the jump. Read the rest of this entry
Last week’s episode 13 had Team Prison and Team Woodbury doing their version of the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. While Rick called for a truce where each team would play nice, the Governor’s plan was to squash Rick and his team like little bugs. When Andrea tried to play diplomat she was kicked out of the peace talks by both men.
Watching the meeting between Rick and the Governor was like watching a spider inch up to its intended meal, but the Governor better be careful because Rick has a stinger and she’s called Michonne. The meeting ended with the Governor’s declaration of war, “Give me Michonne or die.” What is that crazy Governor planning to do with our Michonne? Find out right after the jump.
Before I begin last week’s highlights and this week’s recap, did anyone solve the trivia question that I left on my last post? The question: which four cast members of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” all worked together on a 2007 movie based on a Stephen King story? Answer: The movie was The Mist and the actors Laurie Holden, Melissa McBride, Jeffrey DeMunn worked with producer Frank Darabont. I’m sending a zombie hug to everyone who guessed right.
Last week’s episode, “Clear,” found us on a road trip with Michonne, Rick and Carl. Searching for more weapons before the Big Bad Wolf kicks down the door, they zoom down the highway with little time to spare on either walkers or hitchhikers. When they arrived at Rick and Carl’s home town, they discover two things, an old friend still lives there, and yes, you can build a giant mousetrap. Do you remember Morgan? He is the sole survivor, having lost his son to a shuffling family member, plus he’s a little bit crazy. While Rick tries to convince the unhinged Morgan (Lennie James) to join them at the prison, Carl and Michonne go searching for a crib and more. Carl learns that girls do rule, while fighting with the patrons (walkers) of a café. He and Michonne escape with their lives intact and a keepsake. Morgan stays, they leave, and the hitchhiker bites the dust. Meet me after the jump for this week’s episode.