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.

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