Thursday, 10 July 2014

Horrify Me - Professional Horror Portraits

Horrify Me is an incredible new Horror Portrait Service that takes the concept of family-friendly smiles, back-lighting and capturing a 'unique moment you will treasure forever' turns it in it's head, stabs it through the heart with a wooden steak, douses it in holy water and dashes out it's brain!
http://www.zombieshop.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=498

The creator of Horrify Me, Rick Jones, has a passion for horror movies. He is also an exeptionally talented photographer, graphic designer and he's even built his own full size R2 unit in his workshop (major win in fan-boy territory).

Rick combined his passions and after he secured a couple of book covers for Lisa Richardson's Blog of the Dead series decided to offer one of the coolest services we've ever seen.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00CSS71FY?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creativeASIN=B00CSS71FY&linkCode=xm2&tag=zomsho-21 

Ever wanted to show your darker side? Want to transform yourself a flesh-hungry Zombie? Horrify Me gives you that chance.

Horrify Me is massively gruesome fun and photo shoots can get pretty messy. You'll need to bring your own costumes or outfits and althgouh Rick and the team can do thier best at keeping your clothes clean you'll probably want to bring something you don't mind getting more than a little fake blood on.


This is classic horror like the movies you know and love made photo-real.

Rick says "Some modern horror movies are pretty rubbish to be honest. Sparkly vampires? Romantic zombies? No thanks.

I like to keep my horror portraits 'old school' which reference the golden age of 1980s horror. I create proper 'Romero' zombies: Ugly, rotten, blood drenched ghouls, lost in a tragic thoughtless existence, that have nothing attractive about them whatsoever. They're the living dead, not broken-hearted lost souls from chick-flicks!"



A standard photo shoot with Horrify Me covers up to three people and larger groups are available with a small additional cost per person, so get a few mates together and you can share the fun and the cost too.


Whilst our interest is very firmly in the zombie camp Horrify Me don't just do zombies. If demonic possession or blood-sucking vampires, the scary kind not the sparkly ones, are more your thing they're just as good at bringing that horrific vision to life... undead.


Horrify Me are based in Dover, Kent, and whether you're in the mood for a scary portrait, are an odd couple, want to get freaky with your friends, show the world your frightening family, your creepy kids or are looking for a horror themed party event (stag or hen parties welcome) one of their studio shoots is a fantasticly fun and gruesome way to spend a a few, most likely messy, hours.

Want to get that little bit further? For an additional cost you can even get your own personalised movie poster.



You'll get a minium of 5 amazing prints from your photo shoot and Horry Me offers a comprehensive print service that includes canvas, acrylic display prints and even posters.

No sense in waiting, book your own Horrify Me Zombie Photo Shoot now!

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Saturday, 14 June 2014

SCARdiff 2014: City of Horror Giveaway

SCARdiff is Cardiff's annual expo celebrating all things horror: books, comics, movies, cosplay, the works.

2014′s event is an ALL AGES show, scheduled for Sunday 19th October at a brand new venue, Cardiff Masonic Hall

Zombie Shop have teamed up with the SCARdiff crew to offer a free copy of City of Horror to one lucky horror fan. Book your tickets before 27th June for a chance to win yourself a copy and show your friends once and for all that if the zombies come, you're tripping them first!


Zombie Shop will be demoing a number of Zombie Board, Card and Dice Games at SCARdiff this year.

City of Horror is a backstabbing survival-horror game. A shambling horde is invading the city. The goal is to survive the assault. (Un)fortunately, surviving often means sacrificing some of your fellow players to the undead...


 Each player controls several characters with different abilities; these characters can move to various limited-capacity locations, which they can then barricade and scavenge for items and weapons. Critical situations, such as zombies breaking in and eating a character, are resolved using vote.

 The basic game mechanics are the same as Mall of Horror, but City of Horror differs in both materials and game play in a number of ways: the city map changes each game, twenty characters are included, they can use antidotes (or die if there aren't enough to go around), action cards become more scarce as the game progresses and you can gain points with other stuff than surviving characters...

Early bird tickets for SCARdiff are just £6.66, book your now at SCARdiff.co.uk


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Thursday, 12 June 2014

Phil Watts, Zombie Killer

David Allen is a UK paramedic who spends a great deal of his working life trying to bring people back from the dead. Dave and his shift partner have spent countless hours discussing the best places to hole up, how to dispatch zombies and how to survive when… that’s right when, not if, the zombie apocalypse begins!


Phil Watts, Zombie Killer. Available for download on Kindle now.

Allen’s first Zombie novel contains strong language, violence, sexual imagery and some very dark humour aimed at the mature reader. If features zombies, cannibalism, guts, gore, and the demise of a good number of the population of Plymouth.

"Imagine one day you are a paramedic trying to bring people back from the dead, and the next day they are coming back from the dead by themselves, then trying to bite you.


The defibrillator; great for bringing people back from the dead. Not so good for making the dead even more dead.
This is what has happened to Phil Watts. Now he is holed up in a looted superstore, besieged by thousands of zombies.


Knowing he is probably going to die Phil writes his Last Will and Testament although the only possessions he has are the clothes he is wearing, a Glock pistol with two rounds of ammunition and two blow up sex dolls he has promised to rescue.


Phil Watts, Zombie Killer is about how he came to be there, and what happens next."


Phil Watts, Zombie Killer is a scarily plausible, dark humoured and disturbing insight into the minds of real paramedics during a zombie uprising. The measures taken in the book have been discussed, planned and debated on many a night shift.


The measures taken in this book have been discussed, planned and debated on many a night shift.
Phil Watts, Zombie Killer is decidedly adult; Imagine Lock, Stock and 2 Smoking Barrels meets Shaun of the Dead, and contains copious amounts of explicit language, violence and sex with dead people. What more could you ask for?


Phil Watts, Zombie Killer is available to download now on Kindle.


The sequel to Phil Watts, Zombie Killer should be out later this year.

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Thursday, 29 May 2014

20 Questions with Sean T. Page

Sean Page is a zombie survival expert and has provided consultancy to private industry and governments around the world on what to do in the event of a zombie apocalypse. Admittedly, few of them actually asked for the advice in the first place.

Sean founded the Ministry of Zombies in 2009 to raise awareness of the zombie threat and stop the uninformed becoming cheap meat snacks and published The Official Zombie Handbook UK, War Against the Walking Dead and The Haynes Zombie Survival Owners Apocalypse Manual. He is banned from most government buildings and some people think he's a bit weird.

Here at Zombie Shop, on the other hand, we think of Sean as the unrecognised guardian angel savior of mankind and all round badass.

We've battled the undead horde by Mr Page's side in the deep park depths of military bunkers, and witnesses him fight back against the walking dead on more than one occasion and can attest to his skills, knowledge... and maybe just a little bit of that weirdness.

So when we recently had a chance to get inside the head of UK's leading zombie expert, we'd be brain-dead to refuse.

Sean Page with his most recent bestseller.
1 Why Zombies and how did you become the expert you are?
Zombies are the best monsters for writing. They’re a blank canvas & you can pretty much do anything with them. My time hanging around morgues & cemeteries has made me an expert at all things ‘undead’. I wouldn’t say it’s done me much favours in other areas as I am a bit weird now. But, zombies I know about.

2 Do you mostly write in the morning, daytime or the witching hour?
Evenings mostly. I like to be quiet & locked down. Also, during the day I’m grafting so the any writing needs to be done in the evening & at night. I probably don’t produce as much work as other authors.

3 Which author has had a major influence on your work and why?
David Moody & Max Brooks for sure. Both cool dudes. Different kinds of writer but both kings of entertaining readers. That’s what I like. I think most folks to be entertained. They work hard & they want something to relax or scare them!

4 Which book do you think everyone should read?
I like 1984. I mean it’s not a laugh a minute read but it’s one of those stories that will stay with you. One day I’d like to try a mash up & ruin it with some teenage vampires or zombies.

5 Do you think non-fiction is finally getting the recognition it deserves?
Not really. I read Pippa Middleton’s party book & it was shit. However, the SAS survival handbook was good. It’s a strange world like that. I’d like to have of combination of Pippa Middleton & the SAS handbook – now that would be a good read.

There is no combination of Pippa Middleton's party book and the SAS Survival Manual, so here's the next best thing.

6 Zombies – slow or fast and can some really fly?
Must be slow for me. I loved 28 DaysLater but for me in books & movies, I like em slow & menacing. I love the build of thousand of walking corpses – that really helps build the tension.

7 Blunt instrument, firearm or blade?
Blunt instrument every time – unless you are trained in the use of firearms, they’re more of a danger than a help. I say a trusty cricket or baseball bat is best. Blade wise, a cleaving sword might do as well.

8 If you could save just one luxury, what would it be?
Coffee for me. I need it to live. I know I have a problem & I’m dealing with it. But, that’s what I’d save. Coffee for sure.

9 What do you think is most likely to cause a zombie outbreak?
Mutated virus for sure. We’ve had a few close misses but it’ll be a virus which causes the big one.

10 What is your number one piece of advice for surviving a zombie apocalypse?
Preparation. With just a few hours of zombie training per week, you can drastically increase your chances of survival. So, get organising your 90 day survival plan with rations & stores now.

11 If you were a character in someone’s work of fiction, what would be your opening line?
Mmmm....good question. My last words, just as I’m dying, would be “It must’ve been the pate” I’d then keel over in a comic death scene.

"It must've been the pate!"
12 How much does music play a part in your creativity?
Not much. I like STEPS & they’re crap. I don’t get much done to music.

13 If you had to live in a clich├ęd alternate reality would you choose medieval fantasy or futuristic sci-fi?
Futuristic sci-fi. I’d love a hover car. I’ve always wanted one. I tried to make one out of an old Toyota Prius. It didn’t end well & a lot of people got hurt. I can’t say too much as there’s still legal action pending.

14 If you had a super power, what would it be?
Invisibility – but not the kind where you have to run round starkers. I want to be fully-clothed when I go snooping.I’d also like to be able to cause mischief when invisible. Nothing serious, just dropping an orange on people’s heads – that kind of thing.

15 Star Wars, Star Trek or Sci-Fi curious?
I came out as Sci-Fi curious a few years ago. Up to then I was all Star Wars. Now I’m out & proud I can say that I like both, with a bit of Babylon 5 mixed in. You used to get put in prison for that kind of stuff.
"You used to get put in prison for that kind of stuff."
16 Do you think roleplaying and video games are good practice for the impending zombie apocalypse?
The ones where you have to gather resources & fortify are best. The ones where you are constantly battling with a team with an average age of 9 & more ammunition than a regiment is not so good. You gotta get out there & learn some real survival skills.

17 Do you see the influx in zombies in entertainment as good thing or will it simply dilute the serious message you need to get across?
I gotta admit I love it. I try to write to entertain people. Many of my readers are young & they don’t want preaching. If there is a message in my books it’s bloody well hidden. Nah, joking aside – it’s brilliant to have so many books, movies & games out there.

18 Dead Island, Dead Rising, Left 4 Dead, Call of Duty Zombies or ‘They just haven’t made one quite right yet’?
For me, Dead Island came as close as you can. What a game – I love it & the expansion Riptide. I just liked the whole scenario, the missions & how the level of difficulty increased. The range of weapons was great as well. Ideally, I’d like a more open, free-play world but this game was brilliant.

19 Do you have a guilty pleasure you are willing to share? An interest completely unrelated to zombies?
I love trekking & travel. It’s a great chance to try out those survival skills. I’ve been all over the world climbing things but I love the desert the best. Zombies would just crumble & die there...it would be a great place to hide out.

20 What’s next for Sean Page?

The last six months have all been about aliens. I am preparing an Alien Invasion Manual for Haynes (the car people). I now wear a tin foil hat everywhere & am always on the lookout for clones or implants. David Icke was right – it’s a scary world.

The Truth is out there... somewhere.
Sean isn't kidding when he says he loves trekking and travelling. He's just spent 7 days surviving in the Sinai desert, exploring haunted ruins and dancing... mentally as a continuation of his Omega Man adventures!

You can see Sean's video blogs of this and his previous Omega Men escapades over at the Ministry of Zombies website.

When the apocalypse goes down. We want Sean T. Page on our Zombie Survival team!


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Thursday, 10 April 2014

Safe House: 24 Hour All Things Zombie Tabletop Zombie Wargames Marathon

Safe House - You have one right?

Welcome to the first annual Safe House event.

Safe House... will you survive the night?
Safe House is an Edinburgh based 24 hour tabletop zombie wargames marathon, hosted by Simon Hunter from Project Zeke Miniatures and James Brown from Hive City Terrain, to raise money for The Sick Kids Friends Foundation

The first Safe House event will run from the 5th to the 6th of July 2014, from midday to midday.

Players taking part will be canvassing for sponsorship for their participation in the event using using the JustGiving donations platform. For those of you who don't know, donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never share them with anyone or send you unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. They'll make sure Gift Aid (an additional 25%) is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer, too. That means more money goes to the charity, faster, with JustGiving.

Check out and donate at this year's Safe House Just Giving Team Page.

 Safe House participants will not only embark on a constantly changing campaign through an ever expanding story of zombie survival using Two Hour Wargames' All Things Zombie: Final Fade Out and its accompanying supplements. And they will be doing so in suitably post apocalyptic surroundings and with all the trappings that go with it: isolation, barricades, canned food, the rapidly deteriorating aroma... you get the idea.

The event will be held in an "abandoned" office block (don't worry, it's safe and we have permission), appropriately furnished for the end of days.

Players will only be allowed minimal breaks (nature can't be ignored after all) and will be spending the rest of their time rolling dice, engaged in the campaign and trying to stay awake.

Safe House is the first event of its ilk in Edinburgh and with your support hopefully we can make it a resounding success. Everything going to plan, we hope to host Safe House events each year in support of The Sick Kids Hospital, a cause close to all of our hearts.

Want to take part? Contact Simon and James at the Safe House Facebook Page


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Thursday, 27 February 2014

The Zombie Experience: ZombieXperience

ZombieXperience is the fastest growing Zombie Experience in the UK, they've surpassed all expectations, are opening new venues all over the country and have a dedicated hardcore following of zombie slayers who just can't get enough.

Don't get bit!
What is ZombieXperience?
ZombieXperience blends elements of improvised theatre, live action roleplay and mil-sim in an adrenaline-fueled battle against the walking dead in some of the most terrifying locations in the UK.

The SWAT Team. If they can't stop the zombies, what hope is there?
How does it work?
ZombieXperience is a fully immersive and sometimes deadly live action game that uses realistic looking air-soft weapons to allow you to put yourself through the paces of your favourite zombie movies, TV shows and video games. You start the game with a pistol or a shotgun. Ammunition is limited and the fate of humanity lies in your hands.

They're coming to get you Barbara.
Why choose ZombieXperience?
Unlike some zombie experiences, at ZombieXperience, the choices you make are up to you. You are given a mission, a goal or objective you must achieve, and how you achieve it is up to you. There's no set path, no 'right' way to win.


Danny Hatton, ZombieXperience's founder, put's the success down to an all encompassing passion for the zombie genre that they all share.

'ZombieXperience has been a success because we have all watched The Walking Dead, apocalypse movies, played zombie games and all asked ourselves that one question...

What would I do in a Zombie Apocalypse?

Well, now... with ZombieXperience, you get to find out.'

ZX founder Danny Hatton with the ZX crew
'ZombieXperience is not a one-off experience and we have a huge base of repeat customers who are taking up zombie slaying as a hobby. ZX events are not scripted or guided tours. Each event is unique, the gameplay is dynamic and we have more zombies than any other experience.'

Killing the undead sounds like a perfect way to spend time to us.

Zombie experiences at ZombieXperience start from £50 per person.

It's the Zombie Apocalypse... let's play!
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Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Zombie Plush Slippers

Feel like a zombie in the morning? Kitchen floor too cold on your feet.

ThinkGeek have the perfect solution with these epic Zombie Plush Slippers.


These over-sized plush slippers will nom nom on your tootsies and keep your feet toasty and warm. They're soft and comfy, one size fits most, and they're the perfect gift for the zombie lover.


It's the Zombie Apocalypse... let's play!
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