Day of the Undead comes to Leicester on 27th October
23rd Sep 07
Our friends over at www.terror4fun.com are holding a very special day later this month in Leicester, which funnily enough is my home town. Here are all the details, or head over to their web site for the full story.
“ Trampling over our cherished certain certainties, the zombie is, above all else, a symbol of our ordered universe turned upsidedown as death becomes life and life becomes death.” So writes Jamie Russell in his definitive history of zombie cinema, Book of the Dead . Fans of the genre can actually meet Jamie in the flesh on the day Phoenix Leicester gets over-run by the great undead.
Around 10 hours of feature films, celebrities, shorts, horror make-up, zombie give-aways, best dressed zombie competitions, and a very late bar will be available for those who go large for life in the grave lane. A ripping feast of classic and new movies plus be made up as a zombie by Stuart Conran (make-up genius responsible for Shaun of the Dead, Brain Dead, and Hellraiser ), a FAB Press outlet, and artists from Darkwaters Entertainment.
TICKETS: All Day Full Gore See Everything Pass: Only £16 (That's about £3.20 per feature film!!!).
Individual sick flicks: £5.20 (£4.30conc).
DAY PASSES available from the Box Office, visit or call 0116 255 4854 from noon, daily. Individual tickets available online at: www.phoenix.org.uk
FREE ZOMBIE DVDS AND STUFF to be won during every film…
LUCKY BAGS for first 250 people through the door on the day...
Come dressed to impress !!! THE BEST DRESSED ZOMBIE will win a gory make up prize from Costume Corner, 56 Welford Road, Leicester. Tel: 0116 254 1513
Note, each film will be preceeded by an independent zombie short.
2.30pm - Day of the Dead
Not publicly screened as often as other gems from the Romero casket Day of the Dead was the bigger budgeted third instalment of the “Living Dead” trilogy and focuses on a group of apocalypse survivors in a labyrinthine missile silo. Tom Savini's make-up effects are a grotesque career high point in this the darkest of Romeros zombie classics.
4.45pm - Dead Meat
After 1994's Zombie Genocide (proud bearer of the title “Ireland's First Horror Film!”) comes Dead Meat, a low to no-budget shocker that mixes mad cow disease with flesh hungry cattle and more eye gouging, decapitations, and shovel bashings than you can shake a shamrock at. The eyeball-sucking vacuum cleaner is a must!
6.30pm - Versus
A serious cult classic by any measure – and simply awesome on the big screen – Versus manages to mix J-horror culture with non-stop gore fest flashiness that spares no-one when a group of escaped convicts and yakuza gangsters fight an army of the undead in an endless forest full of samurai zombies. Kinetic, overloaded, and bloody, bloody, bloody…
9pm - The Zombie Diaries
Hot off the presses this terrific British bone-cruncher tracks a news crew heading out of London to check story about infected animals then are quickly engulfed by a zombie infestation in the Home Counties. Other groups have to fight for their lives as the sickening become routine and existence as we know it dies screaming.
10.45pm - Braindead
The endless nightmare that is Braindead suitably winds-up our day of the undead as Peter (Lord of the Rings) Jackson goes bananas with the movie-blood and fashions a picture of lasting amazement filled to the brim with gore…