Sunday, 24 November 2013

7th UK Festival of Zombie Culture - Show Report

The streets of Leicester ran red with blood. Had the Zombie Apocalypse had begun?... yes and no...

The 7th Annual Festival of Zombie Culture took place at the Phoenix Centre in Leicester on Saturday 16th November 2013, that's right 7th!!!

The Zombie Horde! Image by Grace Elkin Photography.

Over 13 hours of awesome Zombie Movie awesome-sauce including some festival and UK premiere screenings!

Zombies Rock! Image by Grace Elkin Photography.
Movies included Battery, Metelesta, the first UK screening of Zombie Hood, the World Premiere of Wasteland, Dolph Ludgrun's Battle of the Damned and Stalled.

Zoe Cosplay in full effect. Image by Grace Elkin Photography.
Some of the UK's top Zombie authors were on hand to share zombie survival tip, meet and greet with zombie lovers and sign copies of their latest books. David Moody, Wayne Simmons, Sean Page and Adam Millard were all on hand to stoke imaginations and  give you a lasting fix of zombie goodness.

David Moody. Image by Grace Elkin Photography.
Wayen Simmons. Image by Grace Elkin Photography.
Sean Page of the Ministry of Zombies. Image by Grace Elkin Photography.
Adam and Zoe Millard of Crowded Quarantine Publishing. Image by Grace Elkin Photography.
Zed Events Zombies. Image by Grace Elkin Photography.
The console gaming area was popular, with titles such as Dead Rising, House of the Dead, Call of Duty Zombies and many more, free to play all day long.

Blam Blam! Image by Grace Elkin Photography.
The event was staged once again by Zombie Ed from Terror4Fun. He's a 'very lovely man' and knows a thing of two about zombies.

Zombie Ed. He's a very lovely man. Image by Grace Elkin Photography.
Flipping Zombies made an appearance with their fantastic zombie craft kits and Zombie Shop was on hand to keep everyone supplied and talk zombies and gaming all day long.

Flipping Zombies. Image by Grace Elkin Photography.
Zombie Shop. Get yer Zombie On!
Whilst the event was horror themed, it was very much a family affair (except for the movies of course) so there was something for zombie fans of all ages.
Zombie Princesses... terrifying! Image by Grace Elkin Photography.
Zombie Slaying Practice... poor Ed! Image by Grace Elkin Photography.
Special mention to Grace Elkin Photography whose amazing shots adorn the majority of this post. She's awesome, so go check out the rest of the incredible images from the event on Grace's facebook page.

Monday, 11 November 2013

7th Festival of Zombie Culture

Now in it's 7th year, the UK festival of Zombie Culture hits Leicester once again this Saturday 16th November, the streets of Leicester will run red with blood!

The festival features over 13 hours of Zombie Movies, including:

The Battery (2013) US, Meteletsa: Winter of the Dead (2012) Russia, The first festival screening of: Zombie Hood (2013) UK, WORLD PREMIERE screening of: Wasteland (2013) UK, Battle of the Damned (2013) USA/Singapore. Starring: Dolph Lundgren, and the festive Stalled (2013) UK.

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Terror4Fun will also be putting on the Arcade of the Dead, where you can play some of the Ultimate Classic Zombie games of All Time! 8 Consoles, plenty of controllers, including the ever popular key board for ‘Typing of the Dead…'

Once again, we have hosted Retroactive's more sinister side of gaming and it keeps getting more and more brutal every year… Game on!

Guest authors include: David Moody (Autumn and Hater series of novels). Adam Millard (The Dead novels), Sean T, Page (Ministry of Zombies and author of the Haynes Zombie Survival Manual), Wayne Simmons (Flu and Doll Parts)

Zombie Shop will be trading at the show, so get your zombie fix of zombie goodness. - Get Yer Zomb on!

There will once again be a Best Dressed Zombie Competition with a spectacular prize for the best zombie to attend, PLUS if you dress as a zombie you will be also get photographed with the guest stars who have both stated a desire to be devoured…

Come dressed as a zombie and get photographed with the guest of honour.
Gav'n Gore will be leading the official Team of Make Up Artists, who can turn you into a flesh devouring zombie, so if you lack the make up skills and really want to get your Zomb on, dress as a zommer and get your make up done when you arrive at the event…

They're coming to get you!

About Terror4fun:

Terror4fun are the UKs leading zombie organisation and have been organising zombie events for over 6 years, from the Day of the Undead, Festival of Zombie Culture to Zombie Fest, where the Zombie Apocalypse is played out for guests by actors and make up artists. Terror4fun have also appeared in numerous magazines, such as SFX and Bizarre, in documentaries about Zombie Culture on BBC and Channel 4 and publish the Zombie Times E-Zine, which is the worlds only regular Zombie Newsletter and this goes out to more than 13,000 Zombie fans every issue.

Terror4Fun's Zombie Ed. He's a very pretty man.
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Saturday, 2 November 2013

SCARdiff 2013 Horror Expo Show Report

10.00 am on Sunday 27th October 2013 and the doors to Cardiff’s Mercure Holland Hotel open - Cardiff’s first Horror Expo SCARdiff had officially begun!

The doors open on SCARdiff 2013. Image by Carly Turner Photography
SCARdiff was co-produced by Fantasy Events, Shock Horror magazine and Horror author Wayne Simmons; a veritable smorgasbord of horror goodness.

Zombie Ad with Colin Murtagh from
The one day event was held at the rather well appointed (fully licensed bar, always a plus, nice toilets, conference rooms and good sized trading hall) and was jam-packed with horror writers, comic book artists, actors, producers, special effects artists, directors and horror fans alike.

SCARdiff Guests

The guest list was pretty extensive, including:

Dominic Brunt (Before Dawn), David Moody (Autumn and Hater series of novels), John Higgins (Razorjack, Watchmen), Simeon Halligan (Splintered), Adam Millard (The Dead series), Simon Williams (Bad Blood), Anthony D.P.Mann, Bobby ‘The Pimp’ Rhodes (Demons), Wayne Simmons (Flu and Doll Parts), James Plumb (Night of the Living Dead: Resurrection), Mike Peel (Rogue Creations SFX), Tony Jopia (Deadtime) and many more.

David Moody. Image by Carly Turner Photography

The guests made themselves available throughout the day so it was easy to meet with your favourite and everyone was more than willing to answer questions and generally geek out on anything horror related.

Adam Millard. Image by Carly Tuner Photography

The Q&A sessions were hosted by Colin McCracken, founder and editor of and regular contributor to Rue Morgue, Diabolique, Shock Horror and more. The sessions were well received and tons of fun.
Zombie Shop. Image by Carly Turner Photography

A number of films were shown including screenings of Out There, Shellshocked and Radio Silence.

Mike Peel from Rogue Creations SFX. Image by Carly Tuner Photography

Cosplayers were out in force featuring characters from and inspired by 2000AD, Resident Evil, Silent Hill, Razorjack, Night of the Living Dead, Chucky, Interview with a Vampire, Little Red Riding Hood and more.

Silent Hill.
Judge Pal - Wewere let off with a stern warning!
The trading hall was packed with all manner of horror goodness from the macabre to the bizarre from traders such as Mad Science Films, Retrodec, Gadmachine, Science Fiction Collectables, ShottleBop, Sovrin’s Crafts, Feast of Flesh, Drown Soda, Fish4Comics and Zombie Shop.

Retrodec's macabre collection. Image from

Zombie Shop's Trading Table at SCARdiff 2013.

It was a great day out and an awesome celebration of all things horror. When SCARdiff 2014 comes to town it is highly recommended for any horror fan. Zombie Shop will be there!

Missed out? Check out the video report from S4/C.

Zombie Gifts, Gaming and Entertainment

Monday, 21 October 2013

Win a FREE copy of the new Haynes Zombie Survival Manual from Sean Page

Want a chance to win a free copy of the awesome new Haynes manual from Sean Page?

Zombie Shop is giving away a free copy of the brand new Haynes - Zombie Survival Owner's Apocalypse Manual.

Yup, it's a Haynes Zombie Survival Manual
The competition is running over on our facebook page, for a chance to win, all you have to do is go visit the Zombie Shop facebook page and finish this sentence:

"The best thing to wear so that everyone knows you are a Zombie Slaying Survival Badass is..."

The competition will run until Halloween, Thursday 31st October 2013. A winner will be picked at random.

Want to now more? Check out our Haynes Zombie Survival Manual Review.

Product reviews... what not to use!
We'll ship the book to anywhere in the world, assuming it is legal to be sent a copy of a zombie survival book there.)

Win a copy and then try out your skills during a live action Zombie Survival Experience.

Monday, 14 October 2013

Zombie Survival: Owners Apocalypse Manual

If you’ve had a 1973 Ford Cortina or 1967 VW Beetle, they’ve had  you covered for quite some time, but until now, you just couldn’t learn to prepare for the Zombie Apocalypse whilst carrying out an oil service in your own garage. You can now!

Ministry of Zombies

Sean T. Page, founder and figurehead of the world renowned Ministry of Zombies, brings his expert knowledge to this comprehensive and clearly illustrated zombie survival manual.

Sean T. Page is fully committed to the cause of educating the masses on the tools and techniques required to survive the zombie apocalypse. His previous educational works include The Official Zombie Handbook UK and War Against the Walking Dead and he recently even spent seven nights alone in a disused Nuclear Bunker as an N=1 Experiment to get a feel for the physical and emotional impact of living as an 'Omega Man'.

Zombie Survival Owners' Apocalypse Manual is crammed with over 100 pages of superbly useful advice and packed to the gills with Sean’s deadpan humour. Often subtle, often both barrels up close and personal and there’s plenty of laugh out loud moments.

Zombie Survival Advice

There’s advice on preparation, bug-out plans, zombie profiling and self-sufficient living. My personal favourites include the Becoming a Zombie Survivalist (fashion advice), the Zombie Home Preparation Audit and Combat for the Elderly - we owe it to our physically less capable elders to make them read this book!

Zombie Survival Owners' Apocalypse Manual is full-colour and richly illustrated on every single page, by Ian Moores, and there’s a chance (if you think you’ve got what it takes) to earn yourself a zombie survival qualification, so that you can become a self-certified Zombie survivalist. Be sure to put that on your CV!

If you’re a fan of The Walking Dead, Max Brooks or enjoy a bit of zombie gaming, it is time to get yourself ready to survive the apocalypse. This really is a must-have for any Zombie fan.

Want to win a free copy of the Zombie Survival Owners' Apocalypse Manual? Join Zombie Shop on facebook.

Monday, 7 October 2013

SCARdiff - A brand new Horror Expo comes to Cardiff

Co-produced by Fantasy Events SCARdiff is a brand new horror expo co-produced by Fantasy Events, horror author Wayne Simmons and Shock Horror Magazine.

SCARdiff is a one day event taking place at the Mercure Holland Hotel Cardiff on Sunday 27th October 2013.

SCARdiff will feature a multitude of horror fandom awesomeness including: writers, publishers, comic book artists, actors, special effects artists and directors.

The organisers want to keep things highly interactive so there will be a number of workshops, Q&A sessions, guest panels and film screenings throughout the day.

Confirmed guests include Dominic Brunt and Joanne Mitchell (BEFORE DAWN), bestselling horror author David Moody (AUTUMN, HATER), comic-book artist and colourist John Higgins (RAZORJACK, WATCHMEN), author Adam Millard (THE DEAD series), artist Simon Williams (BAD BLOOD), actor and filmmaker Anthony D.P. Mann, actor Body Rhodes (DEMONS), author Wayne Simmonds (FLU), director James Plumb (Night of The Living Dead) and director Simeon Halligan (SPLINTERED) and many more.
There will also be a number of EXpo EXclusive launches with the Shorts Showcase. The SCARdiff Shorts Showcase is curated by writer, critic and journalist, Colin McCracken. Founder and editor of the leading genre website,, and regular contributor to the print publications RUE MORGUE, DIABOLIQUE, SHOCK HORROR and more, Colin will also be hosting several Q&As at the event.

Movie screens include:

Zombie Shop, Gadmachine, JewelVenom, Mad Science Films, Science Fiction Collectables, ShottleBop, Sovrin's Crafts, Feast of Flesh, Drown Soda and Fish4Comics will be trading among others.

SCARdiff is a ticket only 18 or over event, book your tickets now at

Monday, 30 September 2013

Zombie Survival Weekender VIII - Halloween Special

Zombie Survival Weekender VIII is the final Zombie Survival Weekender event of 2013 and the last event at the introductory price of £20!

This October Zombie Survival Weekender finishes its third year with our biggest and scariest event ever, and... they are raising the maximum number participants from 50-100! It's already looking like it will be a full event!

Zombie Survival Weekender's Halloween Special, is taking place on 26-27th October and is being held at what looks set to be The ZSW official Head Quarters for next years 26 week campaign!

The Halloween Event is the usual mix of Survival training, Horror Live action Roleplay and a party in a variety of exciting and beautiful places in South Wales. isolated islands, creepy woodland, sand dunes, castles, mountains.

ZSW VIII will follow the typical format which includes:

1 - Costume - It's Halloween! Go wild! (Although nobody is allowed to dress as a Zombie)
2 – Survival Skills Share
3 - Live Action Zombie Survival Horror Game.

She may have dated the captain of the football team, but now she's one of them!

Hot food, drinks and snacks will be served. There is ample free parking and camping space included and the events take place across 40 acres of scary woodland, overgrown fields, farm buildings, mini-palisades and sandbag bunkers.

The ZSW team will be serving hot food for just £2.50 per person, offering a Chili-con-Carne and a Vegan alternative option.

With a 26 week campaign lined up for 2014 now is the time to get started and be prepared for next year.

Find out more at Zombie Survival Weekender and book now at Zombie Shop.