Day of the Undead 2009 - UK Festival of Zombie Culture

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Day of the Undead 2009 - UK Festival of Zombie Culture

Post by Zombie Ed » Sun Nov 08, 2009 9:13 pm

Hey Frightfesters,

I met quite a lot of you at Frightfest just gone and thought I should let you know about a little something us at Terror4fun have cooked up for you...

This years awesome zombie marathon, gives you a 12 hour festival of brain eating treats featuring classics, foreign and a World First: A Preview screening of British Feature Film, Zombie Undead.

Saturday, November 28th, Phoenix Square Leicester…

Confirmed Guest Stars:
Jasper Bark, author of the amazing 'Way of the Barefoot Zombie' from Abaddon Books, will be signing copies of his novel, chatting and should, if they are not biting too much, be bringing along his Zom-bunny birls...
Nick S. Thomas and Michael G. Thomas, authors of the indispensible 'ZOMPOC - How to survive the Zombie Apocalypse' released on October 31st, 2009, they will be signing, chatting, drinking and mingling, so have your zombie survival questions to hand...

FEATURES of The Day of the Undead 2009:
BEST DRESSED ZOMBIE COMPETITION: Dress as a zombie and win one of a whole pile of prizes...
MAKE UP ARTISTS: Come along, make a small donation to charity and be made up by one of our make up artists as a bloody horrific zombie…
ZOMBIE-CADE: Slay the most digital undead and win a massive prize… All this on a cinema screen….
ALL DAY BAR: Need I say more. Booze and food and gore all under the one roof… Sweet...
CARICATURIST: A professional caricaturist and self confessed zombie-phile will be on hand to immortalise you for all eternity in the medium of zombie art...
FAB PRESS Trade Stall: Once again there will be FAB Press, so come on down to get your bloody hands on rare films, books and T-shirts...
BOOK SIGNING: UK Zombie fiction author, in the process of being confirmed.
LUCKY BAGS: First 250 people thru the door will get a lucky bag with lots of zombie bits and pieces in, some will contain DVDS and signed books, prizes to be won all day long....

The MOVIES…
Dawn of the Dead. Dir: George Romero. USA 1978, 2hrs 6mins, 18. 12noon.
Pontypool. Dir: Bruce McDonald. USA 2008, 1hr 35mins, 15. 2.30pm
Dead Snow. Dir: Tommy Wirkola. Norway 2009, 1hr 32mins, subtitled, 18. 4.30pm
Zombie Shorts:
Zombie Western: It Came From The West Dir: Tor Fruergaard, Denmark, 2007, 17mins, 15
And Le Quellone Canada, 2008, 12mins, 15. 6.15pm
Zombie Undead. Dir: Rhys Davies. UK 2009, 1hr 28mins, 18. 7pm
La Horde. Dirs: Yannick Dahan & Benjamin Rocher. France 2009, 1hr 30mins, subtitled, 18. 9.30pm
Zombieland. Dir: Ruben Fleischer. USA 2009, 1hr 28mins, 15. 11.30pm

For a full write up of the films, then please visit www.terror4fun.com

Tickets for 12 hours (6 features) of Gore and More: Only £20
No Brainer Individual Tickets: £5.80 or £4.80 (conc)
Attempt to Kill the Most Zombies and Win a Nintendo Wii: FREE

To reserve your tickets phone the Box Office Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm on (0116) 242 2800

Thanks for taking time out to read this and hope to see you soon,

Cheers,

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Post by Satans Puppy » Sun Nov 08, 2009 9:22 pm

tempted to come up for the day but would have to leave about 10ish :( Boooo
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Post by nekro » Mon Nov 09, 2009 4:04 pm

ah bollox, just noticed this is in leicester :?

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Post by Zombie Ed » Mon Nov 09, 2009 8:18 pm

Don't let the distance put you off...

If you have an insane mate in a Mark 2 Escort you can do Leicester to Leicester Sqaure in about 75 minutes...

Come on you know you want to...

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Night of the Living Dead: Reanimated – UK Showing

Post by Zombie Ed » Mon Nov 23, 2009 12:11 pm

Hi All,

Just a quick note to let you know that throughout the Day of the Undead, this coming Saturday (November 28th) we will be showing Night of the Living Dead: Reanimated throughout the cinema. This project takes the original soundtrack from the entire Romero film, but the visuals have been re-created by a large number of different artists from CGI creators to animators to comic book artists that creates a new version of the original film, from more than 50 different points…

I know that this will not be the clearest explanation, but you have to see it to believe it… It is a truly imaginative and yet completely respectful homage to the original and one of the artists will be at the Day of the Undead to answer questions and to create zombie caricatures for our guests…

Don’t forget, the Day of the Undead is this weekend, in Leicester and you can book tickets though the phone by calling the Phoenix Square Box Office on 0116 242 2800 from 9am to 9pm Monday to Saturday…

Hope to see you there,

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Post by Grindhouse » Sun Nov 29, 2009 4:01 am

Just got back home not long ago this morning after spending the day with the undead on and off the screen on Saturday
A full line up of films throughout the day and it was well worth the ticket price and travelling even though its not too far for us.
The Phoenix square in Leicester was a great venue all new n shiny and Eds organisation and hard work to pull this off was worth it.
A little disapointed that Romeros dawn of the dead was a trimmed version missing some of the gore,but was pleased to see La Horde and give support to a local no budget zombie horror film that played to a full audience and end the day with zombieland.
i skipped on Pontypool and dead snow as having seen them very recently to get some lunch.
i look forward to next years event and its growth to a bigger event of zombie culture.
i had a great time thanks Ed :D
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Post by Grindhouse » Sun Nov 29, 2009 10:36 pm

so have been racking my brains over the trimmed version shown at the day of the undead.
it seems to have been the extended version but trimmed from showing too much gore.
The only time i have seen a trimmed version of this was during the forbidden season of films shown on BBC 2 back in the 90s,that was the 1st time i saw the scenes with joe pilato in Dawn Of the Dead and i still have that on vhs recorded with an introduction by George Romero.

Notable cuts include the head blast scene from the ghetto shootout,the 2nd arm bite from the husband zombie in the apartment,the zombie kids not being shot at the airport to name a few of the early cuts.

im pretty sure the intervision video release was the US Theatrical Cut and the subsequently trimmed EIV video release was also the same version trimmed excessively by the BBFC in the early 90s on its video re release with the 18 rating.

Will have to check my laserdiscs to see what those were as well.
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Post by moviedan » Mon Nov 30, 2009 2:22 pm

It was indeed a great day, thanks to Ed and everyone behind the scenes.

I too thought it was an odd cut of Dawn to show - I noticed a couple of lines of dialog that I'm less familiar with (the unintentionally hilarious line in the helicopter about Peter leaving behind his "brothers" for one). There was some pretty horrific edge enhancement going on too...not that it spoiled my enjoyment. I guess when you've seen something that many times a few pq issues are nothing to worry about.

Pontypool looked absolutely amazing on the big screen, and really showed off what the new Phoenix is capable of.

Dead Snow raised another giggle; I didn't think I'd enjoy it as much the second time through, but it's still very funny in places. Hope the sequel happens.

Zombie Undead was...um...

La Horde was daft, brilliant, French zombie mentalness. Good stuff.

Surely we're all familiar with Zombieland? I will say that it played quite nicely on the same bill as Dawn, for various thematic reasons.

I'm going to say more on my blog hopefully.

Thanks again Ed. For those of you who didn't come, I hope to see you there next year.

Dan.

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