Feb 042015



From the creators of The Philly Zombie Prom comes the next wave in the celebration of the dark side! The call has been made for monsters from all corners of the Greater Philadelphia area and beyond to gather together for a night to showcase your beauty, your horror and your ability to socialize with other monsters!

It’s the inaugural Philadelphia Monster Ball where we encourage folks to come dressed as the monster from their dreams! Come as a monster we all know and love – or channel your inner-Frankenstein and come as your own creation.

When you enter The Trocadero stop by Monster Central to register for a chance to be one of the semi-finalists to take the stage and show the monster inside you. Not only will we have a panel of celebrity judges awarding prizes to the best monsters of the Ball, we’ll also be awarding Audience Favorites! (registration is free and open until 9:45pm)

Once inside enjoy the haunting mix from your host DJ Robert Drake and then get ready for a rare once-in-a-year gathering of The Monster Orchestra!

Led by the haunting sounds of The Divine Hand Ensemble Musical Director and Thereminist Mano Divina, The Monster Orchestra consists of The Divine Hand Ensemble and some incredible special guests – creating a live show that will both mesmerize and ignite bouts of joy (proving that monsters have a heart!)

Around 10pm the semi-finalists will be announced and called up to the historic stage at The Trocadero – where they can showcase their creations to everyone under the glorious stage lights! Celebrity judges will announce who are the Best Monsters of the Ball … additionally, the audience will roar/groan/moan with enthusiasm for their favorites and we’ll award Monster’s Favorite to that creation.

The Philadelphia Monster Ball is the unique alternative to those traditional Valentine Day dinners and dates .. and the PERFECT plan for those anti-Valentine folks just looking for something fun to do that night!


– get them in person at The Troc Box Office or online:


Sep 202014

10189362726_8e2ec76b36_zExcitement is building as Philadelphia counts down the final days until the Zombies of the region rise once again – – this time in all their undead glory!

This Saturday, September 27 is the 2014 Philly Zombie Prom at The Trocadero … the official kick-off of the Halloween season in Philadelphia!! Since 2007 Zombies have proven that it doesn’t take brains to dress up and have a night of fun!

Doors open at 8pm (21+ with ID – no ID makes for a sad zombie) … with DJs Kiltboy and Dave Ghoul on the main floor while DJ Mike Saga transforms the Balcony Bar with his eclectic mix!

Our Zombarazzi photographer SPARK will be snapping Zombie Prom Photos in the lobby from 8-9:30pm … and the prom backdrop will be up through the night in case you want to take your own zelfies – be sure to tag everything #phillyzombieprom when you share your pictures on social media.

Our Philly Zombie Prom make-up artists will be on hand until 11pm (or later, if demand is there) … so, if you’d rather zombify your face once you arrive – they will happily take care of your undead needs. A basic zombie face is $10 … and artists offer more for more – so just ask!  The artists keep 100% of the fee charged.

Taking the stage at 10pm will be LIVE NOT ON EVIL … followed at 11pm by THE YOUNG WEREWOLVES! We’ll be secretly working the room throughout the night in search of the perfect King and Queen … so if you want to be considered – be in house by 10pm … at 11pm we’ll introduce you to the 2014 Philly Zombie Prom King & Queen!!

So – Dress up or dress down – but dress to undead impress … and join us as the zombies take over Chinatown – THIS SATURDAY!!

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Advance tickets are just $10 at The Troc Box Office window, open 11:30am-6pm. Prom tickets can also be purchased at the box office during all main stage events; there’s no limit to the number of tickets one can purchase at a time. You can also purchase tickets online (Ticketfly processing fees apply).

A limited number of tickets will be available the night of the Zombie Prom: $15 per ticket.

*note: there is an additional $1 venue maintenance fee on all tickets, this buck goes to support the general care of the historic Trocadero Theatre. 

Jul 292014

The 2013 Philly Zombie Prom King & Queen!  photo by Barry Matt Hunsberger
As we do each year at the Philly Zombie Prom, we’ll crown the Zombie King and Queen of Philadelphia and award them each a Zombie Prom Prize Pack, full of concert tickets, music and more! If you have a zombie-related item that you’d like to donate for the Prom Prize Pack in exchange for some sweet undead viral marketing of your product via our various 2.0 veins, simply complete this form and our Zombie MC Robert Drake will be in touch shortly!


(pictured are the 2013 Philly Zombie Prom King & Queen
– photo by Barry Matt Hunsberger)

Jul 292014


While the city stumbles through another summer of hazy, hot and humid weather – we turn our undead attention to the final weekend in September. That’s when we put out the call for all zombies to join us for our annual Philly Zombie Prom – the official kick-off of the Halloween season in Philadelphia! We’ll once again take over the hallowed hall of  the historic Trocadero Theater in Chinatown, complete with our Philly Zombie Artists – helping zombify your face (tho’ you are welcome to show up ready to go!) .. live performances from Live Not On Evil and The Young Werewolves – plus DJ sets from Dave Ghoul, Kiltboy and Mighty Mike Saga!

Complete details can be found on our Philly Zombie Prom page – just click here

Apr 152014


We hear the cries of the undead – and we know that you ready for THE 9TH ANNUAL PHILLY ZOMBIE CRAWL!! If you’ve not done so yet, click thru and RSVP  to our Facebook Event Page, so you can help spread the undead love!

One new element to this year’s Philly Zombie Crawl is the introduction of the PHILLY ZOMBIE EMPORIUM – a truly unique gathering of local artisans who embrace the undead and macabre.

As in years’ past, the TLA opens at 6pm with our army of Zombie Makeup Artists creating their best zombie faces in the TLA balcony. At the same time the Philly Zombie Emporium will be open on the main floor of the TLA – so you can browse and hopefully find the perfect item to warm that cold undead heart!

2014 Philly Zombie Crawl Map

At 8pm we’ll  leave the TLA to crawl up South Street to 6th – then return back down towards 3rd; on the way back down, zombies will be encouraged to stop at any and all the participating zombie watering holes along the Street. Here’s a list of the participating bars and their undead specials during the Philly Zombie Crawl!

  • TLA: $5 PBR and $5 Blood On The Rocks (vodka, cranberry, raspberry liquor) all night long.
  • Tattooed Mom: Half-off all drafts from 5-7pm and again from 10-11pm … plus a mix of zombie punk and metal as a soundtrack to brain seeking partiers.
  • Manny Browns: $2.75 Miller Life & Lager pints all night along with a special zombie shot plus zombie movies on the screens all night long.
  • Lickety Split: $3 Brain Eater Shots all night long along with a request-friendly DJ.
  • Copabanana: $5 nachos, $3 Budwiesers & $5 Jameson all night plus ‘Dawn Of The Dead (2004)’ on the TV!
  • Redwood: $3 Kenzinger, $5 Jameson and $6 steak skewers / Walking Dead 1st Season screening
  • The Legendary Dobbs: drink specials and live zombie music and burlesque all night.

The Zombie Makeup Artists and Philly Zombie Emporium will remain open – so zombies can come/go throughout the night. Wherever you wander, hear the undead call and join us at 10pm as zombies will return to the TLA for the Philly Zombie Crawl Closing Party. Around 10:30pm we’ll award prizes to some of the best zombies of the evening as DJ Kiltboy and Dave Ghoul will spin their best dark, foot-stomping sounds into the wee hours.

*just $5 to enter the TLA – get your wristband at the TLA box office anytime Easter Sunday night – stop in early – check out the Philly Zombie Emporium and come back later for the Closing Party … your wristband will get you in/out privileges to the TLA all night.. (21+ with ID)


Sep 292013
The 2013 Philly Zombie Prom King & Queen!  photo by Barry Matt Hunsberger

The 2013 Philly Zombie Prom King & Queen; David Bates and Jamie Zapp!
photo by Barry Matt Hunsberger

Thanks to the hundreds of zombies (and a handful of zombie bait!) that joined us to officially kick-off the Halloween Season in Philadelphia, Saturday, September 28 at The Trocadero!

The evening was stellar – complete with two scorching live performances from Live Not On Evil and The Young Werewolves. Live Not On Evil was celebrating the release of their new CD ‘When Everything Goes Down” (check it out here) and put on one of the best shows we’ve ever seen from these local lads!

The Young Werewolves did not disappoint – bringing their unique brand of psycho-billy, rip-roarin’ rock & roll – complete with the lovely shewolf Dana, wearing a one-of-a-kind gown that she created from scratch!

DJ Kiltboy, Dave Ghoul and Mighty Mike Saga filled the night (and both dance floors) with the perfect mix of prom mayhem while zombie guzzled Bubblin’ Brain Juice! (just what WAS that and why was it so damn good!?)

And at 11pm I was honored to crown the 2013 Philly Zombie Prom King and Queen; David Bates & Jamie Zapp!

Congratulations – and from us to you ….


Sep 252013

1237836_10151978618445809_2093566804_nMany have asked just what will the Zombie King and Zombie Queen of the 2013 Philly Zombie Prom win – beyond the admiration from all of the undead in the Greater Philadelphia region and beyond, as well as a one-of-a-kind crown creation, the Zombie King and Zombie Queen of Philadelphia will each receive:

Two tickets to Evil Dead: The Musical happening Now through October 20 at The Prince Theater, 1412 Chestnut Street

Two tickets to The Peek-A-Boo Halloween Revue happening October 18 at The Trocadero

Two tickets to Mondo Zombie Boogaloo Tour with Southern Culture on the Skids, Los Straitjackets & The Fleshtones at happening October 27 at World Cafe Live Philadelphia

Two tickets to The Real Legend of Sleepy Hollow happening November 1/2 at the TD Bank Arts Centre, Sewell NJ – along with exclusive cast recording CD

Two tickets to the Diabolique Ball happening November 23 at The Trocadero, 1003 Arch Street

An autographed poster from zombie icon George A. Romero

An autographed copy of ‘Life After: The Arising‘ by local author Bryan Way

A copy of ‘Zombie Catcher’s Handbook‘ by James Doyle

A gift certificate to Masquerade Costume Superstore

A gift certificate to Tattooed Mom – the home of zombies all year long

 – along with a few other little surprises in each winner’s gift bag! 


So – how can YOU be the Zombie King or Zombie Queen of Philadelphia? Just arrive to the Philly Zombie Prom by 10pm to qualify … our gaggle of undead secret judges will be moving throughout the crowd between 8-10pm and will come to a consensus as to who will be this year’s Zombie King and Zombie Queen! We will announce the winners and crown them at 11pm – right after a live performance from Live Not On Evil and right before The Young Werewolves take the stage!

Be sure to get your tickets in advance – to guarantee you’ll be a happy zombie on Saturday, surrounded by hundreds of your fellow undead friends … advance tickets are just $11 (day of tickets are $16)  and available at The Trocadero box office (open afternoons til 6pm), Crash Bang Boom (open nights til 8pm) or you can get them online: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/311663/

Sep 102013

1237131_10151971033465809_1010543139_nThe countdown is on to the 2013 Philly Zombie Prom, Saturday September 28 – and our creative ghouls are hard at work creating the crowns that will go upon the undead heads of the Zombie King and Queen of Philadelphia … it might be you!!

Just be sure to be in The Trocadero by 10pm as our super secret judges will be floating around the venue looking at all the zombies and then reporting back on their favorites! We’ll be crowning the winners on stage at 11pm – and both the King and Queen will win a brain-numbing zombie gift pack, complete with gift certificates, concert tickets and more!

Be sure to get your advance tickets before we sell out – you can get them at The Troc box office Monday-Saturday days and any night there’s a concert on the main floor. You can also get them at Crash Bang Boom (located on South 4th Street, steps from South Street) … and you can get them online: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/311663/

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